Canadian Association of Optometrists

Canadian Association of Optometrists

July 27, 2005 15:21 ET

Canadian Association of Optometrists Elects New President

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - July 27, 2005) - The Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) proudly announces the election of Dr. Dorrie Morrow as the Association's new president.

Dr. Morrow is in private practice in Sherwood Park, Alberta and is a past president of the Alberta Association of Optometrists (AAO). She joined the Council of the Canadian Association of Optometrists in 1999 and has served in a variety of capacities including as Chair, Children's Vision Committee. Dr. Morrow also served on the CAO Executive Committee for the past three years, after being elected as Secretary Treasurer in 2002 and President Elect in 2004.

In accepting this position, Dr. Morrow emphasized her commitment to guide the national association's continuing work in its strategic directions including defining optometry's role within the constantly changing healthcare landscape. With 25 years of private practice and as many years as a member of both the CAO and AAO, she has personal goals of encouraging a better and broader understanding of Optometry, and promoting the recognition of unsung optometric leaders throughout Canada. Further, Dr Morrow would like to shine the spotlight on some of the groundbreaking research taking place in Canada's Schools of Optometry and to give credit to her colleagues who continually strive to bring excellence in optometric care to communities across Canada.

Other changes to the Association's Executive Committee include the election of Dr. Len Koltun (Saskatchewan) as President Elect and Dr. Kirsten North (Ontario) as Secretary Treasurer.

The Canadian Association of Optometrists represents over three thousand Doctors of Optometry, the primary eye care providers who specialize in the examination, diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention of diseases and disorders of the visual system, the eye and associated structures, as well as the diagnosis of related systemic conditions.

Contact Information

  • CAO
    Doris Mirella
    Director of Communications
    1 (888) 263-4676, ext. 213
    dircomm@opto.ca