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 Holiday Office Closure

The College office will be closed for the holidays, beginning December 24, 2018 through January 6, 2019. We will re-open at 9:00 am on Monday, January 7, 2019.

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2017 Annual Report

The 2017 Annual Report & Audited Financial Statements are now available.

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Registrant Name Changes

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.

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New CE Accreditation Requirements Posted

The College in now accepting applications for College continuing education (CE) accreditation.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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