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 & Announcements
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
CDOBC Standards of Practice & Guidance Statements, approved Dec 3, 2017
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.Read more..
Dec 14, 2017
CE accreditation suspended until January 15, 2018
The College has ceased to accept application submissions for College continuing education (CE) accreditation.Read more..
Dec 12, 2017
The Board of the College approved amendments to the Policies.
The Board of the College approved amendments to the Policies to include new Policies under Quality Assurance…Read more..
Nov 23, 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