Manitoba Association of Optometrists

Optometrists are open for routine care and observe protocols to ensure a safe environment for patients and staff. Our policy Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic can be found here (updated October 12, 2021). If you have any questions, contact your optometrist's office or the Manitoba Association of Optometrists, 204-943-9811. We encourage patients to take care of all aspects of their health, including regular eye care. If you have delayed your regular eye care visit due to the pandemic, consider making an appointment today. Click here to find an optometrist near you.

The MAO office is closed to visitors, but remains open for business by email and phone. Please call before visiting our office.

Electronic Screens & Blue Light

Wondering how blue light and screen time impacts your vision? Read a Winnipeg Free Press article on blue light. Watch a video of a recent smartphone news feature including an interview with one of our optometrists. Read a Joint Statement on electronic screens & children's vision released by the Canadian Association of Optometrists and Canadian Ophthalmological Society. Find tips to help avoid eye strain.

Optometrist Registration in Manitoba

Find details on applying for membership as a North American-trained Optometrist, Internationally-trained Optometrist, Optometric Student (externship). View the list of Optometrists currently registered in Manitoba. Learn about a career in optometry and MAO's Basman Scholarship.