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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
COBC District 1 Election Results (repost)
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February 27, 2015 |
The College of Opticians of BC (COBC) is pleased to announce that Mr. Aly Jamal and Ms. Polly Lee have been elected to the COBC Board from Electoral District 1 (Lower Mainland). Their term of office is January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2017. Mr. Jamal is re-elected for a second term into the Board while Ms. Lee will serve her first term.

Please click the "Find Out More" link for the official statement of the vote.
License Renewal Deadline: March 31, 2015
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February 25, 2015 |
It’s time to renew your registration! The application deadline for 2015-2016 license renewal is March 31, 2015 at 11:59PM. Be sure to renew on time so you can continue to practice as a Licensed Optician and avoid late fees.

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