Intention to amalgamate 11 current health profession regulatory colleges, including CDOBC. - May 4, 2023

CDOBC recently received a letter from the BC Ministry of Health confirming the Ministry’s intention to amalgamate 11 current health profession regulatory colleges, including CDOBC,  to create two new regulatory colleges: one that will regulate occupational therapists, opticians, optometrists, physical therapists, psychologists, and speech and hearing health professionals; and one that will regulate chiropractors, massage […]

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Board Updates – New Members - April 18, 2023

The College welcomes Dr. Brad Genereux and Dr. Mark Bourdeau as the new Board members. Dr. Kimberly Tsang has been elected as the Chair and Ms. Concetta Risi as the new Vice Chair of the Board. The College thanks Dr. Sally Donaldson for her service as a Board member and Board Chair and thanks Dr Kelly […]

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Office Closure – Easter Holiday 2023 - April 4, 2023

Please note that the College office will be closed for Good Friday on April 7, 2023, and Easter Monday April 10, 2023. We will back on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. We wish you a holiday celebration filled with family, friends, peace, and laughter.

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Office Closure -Holidays 2022 - December 22, 2022

Please note that the College office will be closed from Saturday, December 24, 2022 to Monday, January 2, 2023. We will re-open on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. We wish you all the warmest of holiday cheer! Merry Christmas and happy new year!  

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The Professional Enhancement Program - October 6, 2022

The College’s core mandate is to ensure public safety. Quality assurance is one of the mechanisms by which the College supports registrants in effectively evolving their professional competence over their career so that the services they provide to the public are safe and effective. To further enable registrants to provide the highest level of service […]

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What You Need to Know

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

CDOBC adopts Indigenous Cultural Safety, Humility, and Anti-Racism standard of practice - September 26, 2022

Posted September 26, 2022

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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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