Opticians who are licensed and registered with the College provide a measure of assurance to British Columbian health care consumers that they are properly trained, professionally competent, follow a standard of care, behave ethically, and are held to a higher level of accountability for their actions.
As Opticians who are licensed and registered with the College, you can expect the following:
- Only registrants can be found on the online public registry.
- Only registrants can use the protected title "Licensed Optician", "Registered Optician", or "Refracting Optician" which helps the public identify people who are licensed.
- Only registered Contact Lens Fitters are permitted to fit contact lenses and only Automated Refracting Opticians are permitted to assess visual acuity.
- Health care consumers who want reassurance that they are in the hands of a professional will ask for a Licensed Optician.