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 of Opticians is responsible for assessment, registration and licensing for all Licensed Opticians, contact lens fitters, automated refracting Licensed Opticians and certifying Licensed Opticians. The College also establishes standards of practice that must be followed and responds to public and registrant complaints and inquiries.
We serve to protect the vision of British Columbians through competent, professional, accountable licensed opticians.
We set the bar as the most qualified, competent & innovative vision care regulator in Canada.
We are leaders of eye care professionals working together to serve the vision care needs of all consumers.
Our members are trusted professionals leading the vision care industry.
The College of Opticians of BC serves & protects the public by regulating all licensed opticians in BC.
We ensure BC opticians are highly qualified professionals who practice their code of ethics, their standards and duty of care and engage in continual professional development. Our members include:
- Dispensing Opticians
- Registered Contact Lens Fitters
- Certified Refracting Opticians
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.