Province-wide restrictions: new COVID-19 measures - November 20, 2020

The College continues to monitor the status of the COVID-19 pandemic closely and takes direction from BC’s Provincial Health Officer (PHO), the BC Centre for Disease Control, and the Ministry of Health. Effective November 19, 2020, new orders and restrictions were announced by the PHO, including orders about mask use. Masks (non-medical) must by worn […]

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Employment opportunity - November 18, 2020

The College of Optometrists of British Columbia is seeking a Coordinator, Registrant Services. The Coordinator will administer registration processes and monitor registrant files and records to ensure compliance with internal policies and legislative requirements. Information on the role, key duties and responsibilities, and the required skills, qualifications and experience are available. WHO WE ARE: The […]

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COBC update on mask use following clarification from the Public Health Officer - November 12, 2020

Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, has provided further clarification on the scope and application of the Ministry of Health’s policy communique Mask Use in Health Care Facilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic. In a November 11, 2020 letter to registrars of the BC health professions, Dr. Henry states that the mask use directive in the […]

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PPE UPDATE - November 9, 2020

On Friday, November 6, 2020, the Ministry of Health issued an advisory regarding the mandatory use of masks in health care facilities and in the provision of health care services in the community. The College confirms this policy to apply to optometry offices as well. A medical mask looks like the picture on the BCCDC […]

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Registrar and CEO employment opportunity - October 26, 2020

The College of Optometrists of BC is seeking a new Registrar. The Registrar/CEO provides leadership to the Board and Staff related to all aspects of the College’s operations. A full profile of this opportunity, the job description and details on how to apply can be found at This posting will be active until November […]

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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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