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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. 





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
Holiday Office Closure
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December 11, 2014 |
Please note that the College will be closed from December 24, 2014, to January 1, 2014. The College will reopen January 2, 2014. Should you have any questions about continuing education credits or other matters during the closure, please email reception@cobc.ca

Office Closure: November 5, 2014
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October 31, 2014 | jquelch
Please note, the College of Opticians of BC office will be closed Wednesday, November 5, 2014, for a regulatory conference.

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