Ophthalmology deals with the screening, diagnosis and management of optical, medical and surgical disorders and diseases of the eye, associated orbital structures and neuro-visual pathways.

Rx Connect specialty Pharmacy has implemented different interventions to determine the effectiveness of various engagement strategies with key stakeholders, to assist patients to better understand and manage their condition. Our patient program includes training and development of patient support services, delivering education on risk of eye disease, and local awareness of eye health and vision care.

Rx Connect support service provides answers to questions about all types of eye conditions. Rx Connect will act as administrators to support special authorizations, diagnostic coordination, injection training, and scheduling to ensure our patients have access to specialty medication(s) and education.

  • 5.5 million Canadians currently live with vision-threatening eye with conditions.
  • 57% of Canadian adults suffer from vision problems.
  • In 2012, total spending for eye and vision care totaled $3.9 billion.
  • Over 4 million: The number of Canadians with an age-related, blinding ocular disease in 2007.
  • 1 in 9: Number of Canadians developing irreversible vision loss by age 65.
  • 1 in 4: Number of Canadians developing irreversible vision loss by age 75.
  • 200: Number of Canadian workers who suffer eye injuries DAILY.
  • 60%: Percentage of Canadian children with reading difficulties who have undetected or uncorrected vision problems.
  • Be aware of eye fatigue
  • Clean your hands and your contact lenses properly
  • Early intervention
  • Eat right to protect your sight
  • Give your eyes a break
  • Have a comprehensive dilated eye exam
  • Know your family’s eye health history
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Practice workplace eye safety
  • Quit smoking
  • Wear protective eyewear
  • Wear sunglasses