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OUR ROLE
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.

OUR VISION
Professionals ensuring safe, quality vision care for all.

OUR MISSION
Regulating qualified competent Licensed Opticians in the public interest.

OUR CORE VALUES

1. Professional: ensuring registrants fulfill the standards of practice and code of ethics.

2. Innovative: constantly improving opticianry competencies and  increasing technological advancements.

3. Safety: ensuring registrants deliver quality, safe vision care.

4. Integrity: honest, credible and trustworthy at all times.

5. Dedicated: passionately committed to vigilant regulation of vision care services.

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.

Continuing Competency Tour
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July 18, 2017 |
The COBC is doing workshops to help introduce the new Continuing Competency Program! Check out the dates and locations below:
The COBC is doing workshops to help introduce the new Continuing Competency Program! Check out the dates and locations below: Sept 17 - OAC Education Day & COBC CCP introduction workshop Sept 24 - COBC CCP introduction workshop & OAC seminar Victoria (9AM-12PM) - UVic Degrees Catering Haro Room Nanaimo (5PM-8PM) - Coast Bastion Hotel Colville Room Nov 19 - COBC CCP introduction workshop & OAC seminar Prince George (9AM-12PM) at Ramada Hotel Downtown Cedar Boardroom


College of Opticians of BC Board Meeting
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July 18, 2017 |
Meeting: Board Meeting When: Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 9:30am-5pm Where: Online - live streaming through Periscope (app); link will be announced through social media and in the announcements section of the website. In-person: You may attend the board meeting in-person if you RSVP to adennis@cobc.ca by Thursday, July 27, 2017. The in-person meeting will be at the new office at 2855 Arbutus Street. In-person spots are limited. Please follow us on social media for further announcements. https://twitter.com/CO_BritishC https://www.facebook.com/CollegeofOpticiansBC


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