Protecting the Public and Guiding the Profession
The College of Optometrists of British Columbia guides and regulates all optometrists registered with the College. Our mandate is to act in the public interest and to ensure the public is provided with safe, ethical and effective optometric services throughout the province. This website offers information to both registrants and to the public.

News & Announcments

Notice of Office closure

Please be advised that the College office will be closed for Good Friday and Easter Monday.

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Dr. Robin Simpson’s Retirement as Registrar

As Board Chair, I wish to announce that Dr. Robin Simpson will be retiring as registrar of the College effective June 1, 2019.

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Board Elections

Nominations for candidates for the two positions on the Board of the College, whose terms commence on April 16, 2019, are now closed…

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New Board Members

The Chair, Dr. Asgarpour welcomed two new board members…

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San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Health program

The Quality Assurance Committee has approved the San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Health program…

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Public Notices

Dr. Wai-Sing Vincent Wu – July 1st, 2016

The Inquiry Committee of the College obtained a consent order from Dr. Wu under s. 33(6)(c) and 36 of the Health Professions Act in relation to his conduct in misbilling Medical Services Plan and patients for optometric services.


Dr Jerry Mckenzie – August 27, 2015

The  Discipline  Committee  decided  that  Dr.  Mackenzie  is  “ungovernable”  based  on  his  repeated  and  wanton  disregard  and disrespect  for  the  College’s  regulatory  process.