Trading Symbol: EYE.A (TSX-V)
CALGARY, March 22 /CNW/ - Eyelogic Systems Inc. congratulates the Government of British Columbia for being the first jurisdiction in North America to allow independent sight testing by licensed Opticians. The B.C. Ministry of Health Services announced on March 19, 2010 that effective May 1, 2010, Opticians in British Columbia will be allowed to perform independent sight tests without the need for review by a medical doctor.
"Modern consumers want to make their own choices when it comes to their health and the health of their families," says Mark McDonald, President of Eyelogic. "This new regulation will allow patients to make an informed decision between a comprehensive eye exam and a sight test, after being informed about the differences."
The decision comes from a lengthy consultation process beginning in 1998 when Eyelogic installed the first Eyelogic System in BC. Since that time, over one hundred BC Opticians have installed Eyelogic's technology to offer their customers better convenience and access.
"We look forward to working with more Opticians across British Columbia as sight testing becomes an increasingly important aspect of their scope of practice," says Mark. "As the leading automated refraction provider in Canada, we believe Opticians and their customers will benefit from this decision."
Eyelogic Systems Inc. is the market leader in automated sight testing systems. The Eyelogic System, developed by Calgary ophthalmologist Dr. Alan Dyer, is a highly accurate and efficient method to determine a person's eyewear needs. The technology has been in use for over 14 years in Provinces throughout Canada and around the world.
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