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LICENSED OPTICIANS:
Are health professionals who dispense vision appliances by using information contained in prescriptions, contact lens records and assessment records. They conduct automated refractions on the request of optometrists and physicians. Within certain limitations they assess visual acuity by conducting independent automated refractions. They promote eye health and proper use of vision appliances. Licensed Opticians are regulated by the College of Opticians of British Columbia.

OPTOMETRISTS:
Are health professionals trained to assess the eye and visual system, sensory and ocular motor disorders and dysfunctions of the eye and the visual system and diagnose refractive disorders. An Optometrist prescribes and dispenses corrective devices. In British Columbia, Optometrists are regulated by the College of Optometrists of British Columbia.


OPHTHALMOLOGISTS (PHYSICIANS):
Are medical doctors who specialize in eye and vision care, diagnosis and the treatment of eye disease and provide eye exams, prescribe corrective lenses, prescribe and administer medication and perform surgery. In British Columbia, Ophthalmologists are regulated by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.


Recruiting for a Registrar
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October 13, 2017 |
An exciting leadership opportunity:

Established in 1994, under the Health Professions Act, The College of Opticians of British Columbia is the professional regulatory body established to protect British Columbia’s public by regulating the practice of Registered Opticians. As part of its mandate, the College establishes and oversees: code of ethics, registration, standards of practice, the patient relations program, quality assurance initiatives as well as addresses public concern regarding registrants. 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.
An exciting leadership opportunity:

Established in 1994, under the Health Professions Act, The College of Opticians of British Columbia is the professional regulatory body established to protect British Columbia’s public by regulating the practice of Registered Opticians. As part of its mandate, the College establishes and oversees: code of ethics, registration, standards of practice, the patient relations program, quality assurance initiatives as well as addresses public concern regarding registrants. 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.

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Should you be interested in learning more about this leadership opportunity please contact Carol Robinson or Paul Phillips or forward your resume, a letter of introduction and the names and contact information for three referees, in confidence, to info@hwest.ca


RSVP for Oct 22, 2017 Annual General Meeting
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October 12, 2017 |
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