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
At their February 28, 2018 meeting the board of he College approved amendments to the Policies on Registrant Name Changes. These policies are now in force.Read more..
Apr 18, 2018
New CE Accreditation Requirements Posted
The College in now accepting applications for College continuing education (CE) accreditation.Read more..
Jan 17, 2018
Notice of Summer College Office Closure
The College office will be closed from Monday, July 30, 2018, through Monday, August 6, 2018. The office will be re-open on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 9:00 am.Read more..
Dec 20, 2017
Notice of Bylaw Amendment
On August 18, 2017 the Board of the College of Optometrists of British Columbia (the “College”) approved amendments to the College’s bylaws that are subject to the notice requirements described in section 19(6.2) of the Health Professions Act (the ”Act”).Read more..
Dec 16, 2017
Influenza season officially started on December 1
Among vaccine preventable diseases, influenza causes by far the most deaths, outpacing all other vaccine-preventable diseases combined.Read more..
Dec 14, 2017
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.Read more...
Jul 1, 2016
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.Read more...
Aug 27, 2015