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Licensed Optician - noun - def. Regulated vision care professionals who follow the highest standard of care and are extensively trained to understand your daily vision needs to dispense eyewear that best suits your health and lifestyle. Licensed Opticians follow a Code of Ethics and are held professionally accountable for their products and services. 

PRACTICE CONCERNS

STANDARDS OF PRACTICE

REINSTATEMENT OF REGISTRATION


COLLEGE BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Continuing Competency Program - development of a new continuing competency program focused on directed learning to ensure opticians are learning and meeting continuing competencies. Read more

Public Awareness - the College supports a public awareness campaign initiative with the best interest of serving and protecting the public by educating them on opticians - what they do, when to see an Optician, and the difference seeing an Optician can make to one's vision. Read more

Vision Screening Advanced Practice - community vision screening is an active method of identifying people that need vision care. The first cohort of Opticians have been trained in community vision screening. Read more

Senior Sight - to ensure Opticians are prepared to meet the vision care needs of the aging demographic, stakeholders across British Columbia will be surveyed at upcoming district meetings. Read more
Notice of Election - Okanagan and Kootenays; Contact Lens Fitter
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Yesterday, September 03, 2015 | jtorres
The board elections are coming up and by the start of 2016, one registrant from the Okanagan and Kootenays and a Contact Lens Fitter will become the newest members of the College of Opticians of British Columbia (COBC) Board of Directors. One of these elected registrants could possibly be you, your co-worker and/or your fellow optician. By running for elections you have the opportunity to make a difference by participating in the regulation of the practice of opticianry and ensuring British Columbia opticians provide safe, competent, and ethical care to help people achieve better vision.
The board elections are coming up and by the start of 2016, one registrant from the Okanagan and Kootenays and a Contact Lens Fitter will become the newest members of the College of Opticians of British Columbia (COBC) Board of Directors. One of these elected registrants could possibly be you, your co-worker and/or your fellow optician. By running for elections you have the opportunity to make a difference by participating in the regulation of the practice of opticianry and ensuring British Columbia opticians provide safe, competent, and ethical care to help people achieve better vision.

The deadline for nomination is 5:00 pm on September 30, 2015. Nominees must submit completed nomination forms and provide profile information. Election forms are available from www.cobc.ca under Resources/Election Notice and Forms. Or click on the "Find Our More" link to access the form directly.

As a board member, meeting expenses are covered and you will receive meeting per diems for your valuable time.

For questions, call the College office at 604-278-7510 or jtorres@cobc.ca.
Next Board Meeting - July 12, 2015
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July 06, 2015 |
The College's next Board meeting is on July 12, 2015 starting at 9:30AM. The meeting will be conducted by webinar. As the Board will be reviewing draft Bylaw changes, the meeting will be conducted mostly in-camera. There will be topics conducted in an open-session (about 10-15 minutes), which will be available for registrants and the public to attend with advance notice.
Please notify the College office by Thursday, July 9th, at jtorres@cobc.ca if you wish to attend.


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