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

The Board of the College approved amendments to the Policies.

Annual General Meeting Documents

AGM Agenda, 2016 Draft Minutes and Annual Report available here

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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”).

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Proposed Standards of Practice

On May 29, 2017 the Board of the College of Optometrists of British Columbia (the “College”) approved, in principle, new Standards of Practice, intended to form an optimum framework for optometry practice and for our core regulatory functions.

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Next Board Meeting

The next Board meeting is scheduled for May 29, 2017.

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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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