The College of Opticians regulates and improves the Opticianry* practice by ensuring Licensed Opticians provide high quality, competent and professional care to help people achieve better vision.
The College was established in 1994 and has a duty to serve and protect the public, as well as to exercise its powers and fulfill its responsibilities in the public interest. One of the main roles of self-regulating health professions is ensuring comprehensive life long competency programs are in place to ensure that members remain current with changing technology and are able to adapt to increased service demands of the health care consumer.
Leaders of accessible, quality, safe vision care for all.
The College of Opticians of BC serves & protects the public by regulating licensed opticians in BC.
We ensure BC opticians are highly qualified professionals who practice their code of ethics, their standards & duty of care and engage in continual professional development.
OUR CORE VALUES
We are ultimate professionals who live our code of conduct daily.
Constantly improving professional competencies while increasing public awareness of technological advancements and services.
Delivering quality vision care.
Being honest, credible, and practicing integrity all the time.
5. Dedicated to our profession:
We are passionate and committed to improving vision care.
* A health profession in which a person provides the services of dispensing vision appliances, conducting automated refractions and promoting eye health and proper use of vision appliances.