Notice of College office Summer Closure - June 3, 2019
The College office will be closed Monday, July 29, 2019 through August 11, 2019. The office will re-open Monday, August 12, 2019 at 9:00 am.Read More
Announcement of Interim Registrar - May 29, 2019
As Board Chair, I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Dale Dergousoff has been appointed as Interim Registrar of the College of Optometrists of British Columbia (“the College”), effective June 1, 2019. Dale will replace Dr. Robin Simpson, who is retiring at the end of May 2019. After completing undergraduate studies at Simon Fraser […]Read More
2018 Annual Report - April 30, 2019
The 2018 Annual Report & Audited Financial Statements are available here.Read More
Dr. Robin Simpson’s Retirement as Registrar - April 10, 2019
As Board Chair, I wish to announce that Dr. Robin Simpson will be retiring as Registrar of the College effective June 1, 2019. On behalf of the Board, I wish to express our immense gratitude and appreciation to Robin for his hard work and dedication as the College Registrar over the last 8½ years… Click […]Read More
Board Elections - April 3, 2019
Nominations for candidates for the two positions on the Board of the College, whose terms commence on April 16, 2019, are now closed. We have received nominations for Dr. Jaelyn McComas and Dr. Justin Asgarpour (the “nominees”) for the two positions available. Therefore, in accordance with section 7(4) of the Bylaws of the College, I declare […]Read More
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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, 2019Standards 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