Manitoba Association of Optometrists

Optometrists are now open for routine care. Clinics will observe social distancing and other protocols specific to optometry in order to ensure a safe environment for patients and staff (click here for more info). If you have any questions, contact your optometrist's office or the Manitoba Association of Optometrists, 204-943-9811.

The MAO office is staffed but is closed to the public, we will respond to calls and emails. For up-to-date information regarding COVID-19, visit

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.