Ontario Patients Experiencing Worsening Eyesight Due to Lack of Access to Care During COVID-19

New Ipsos polling of Canadian ophthalmologists for Abbvie/Allergan

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  • Jennifer McLeod Macey Vice President, Canada, Public Affairs
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Ophthalmologists play an important role in Canadians’ eye care, as well as overall health. Understanding the context in which Ophthalmologists have operated during this unprecedented time is important to not only acquire in-depth insights into the impact of COVID-19, but also identify any gaps that have been created in the system. 

Key findings of the study conducted by Ipsos include:

  •  Unsurprisingly, most ophthalmologists have seen fewer patients as a results of the pandemic. While many health and safety measures have been implemented, most do not report significant increase to the duration of their average clinic day.
  • Ophthalmologists report patients impacted in multiple ways, such as overall eye health and increased wait times or postponed procedures. Indeed, ophthalmologists feel the quality and access to care they can provide has been significantly impacted by the pandemic.

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The author(s)

  • Jennifer McLeod Macey Vice President, Canada, Public Affairs

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