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Provincial Health Officer Order and Notice Regarding Health Professionals Vaccination - October 15, 2021

From the desk of the Registrar, Rick C Gambrel Please be advised that the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) today has posted the Hospital and Community (Health Care and Other Services) COVID-19 Vaccination Status Information and Preventive Measures – October 14th, 2021 Order. The order is addressed to those health care workers who are employed, contracted […]

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NATIONAL DAY OF TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION – Office Closure - September 27, 2021

September 30, 2021, will mark Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation “to commemorate the history and ongoing trauma caused by residential schools and to honour those who were lost and the survivors, families and communities who continue to grieve.” September 30 is also observed as Orange Shirt Day, promoting recognition of the colonial […]

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BC Health Regulators Sign Statement of Apology for Indigenous Racism in BC Health Care - September 9, 2021

Media Release – BC Health Regulators Sign Statement of Apology for Indigenous Racism in BC Health Care FINAL Sept 9 2021

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Peer Circle - August 30, 2021

For the first time, on September 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. the College will be offering our Peer Circle worth 2 hours of CE and is offered on an online format, allowing registrants from around the province to attend remotely. Spaces are limited You may register at the following link A reminder that […]

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WorkSafe BC asking for help to communicate new digital option for release of relevant medical records - August 20, 2021

Please click the link for further information. Digital Signatures for WorkSafeBC

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What You Need to Know

Optometrist Directory

Optometrists practice in all parts of our province. To find an optometrist, enter your search below.

What Are The Standards of Practice?

All registrants of the College are required to comply with the Standards of Practice. The standards are written in plain language and span the full scope of optometric practice. Every registrant must determine – and accept accountability for – how each standard is implemented. The College provided Statements of Guidance to assist this process. The College views compliance with all standards as fundamental in the delivery of current, high quality optometric services that are safe, effective, and ethical. This in the joint interest of the public and the profession.

Current to May 27, 2019

Standards of Practice

What If I Have A Complaint?

The College of Optometrists of British Columbia is committed to serving and protecting the public and carrying out its mandate in a transparent and accountable manner. The College has developed a process, based on best practices, to address concerns and complaints from the public regarding the practice of registered optometrists. Complaints Process File a Complaint

Public Notices

Dr. Wai-Sing Vincent Wu - August 22, 2018

Posted August 22, 2018

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Dr. Jerry Mackenzie - August 22, 2018

Posted August 22, 2018

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