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COMMUNITY VISION SCREENING TRAINING

Beginning in 2012, the QA Committee piloted vision screening as the first advanced area of practice that will be part of the new continuing competency program. Over 200 opticians were trained to use vision screening as a community outreach tool to help promote preventive and safe vision care with the public. With such a large portion of the population that are at risk for eye diseases or uncorrected refractive error, it is critical that all eye care professionals work collaboratively together to get people under the vision care system.

The College partnered with the Opticians of British Columbia (OBC) and Douglas College to host vision screening clinics that reached over 15,000 people alone. The success of this pilot will improve the health of British Columbians by teaching opticians how to reach out to their communities and ensure more people are under the eye care system, increase public understanding of safe vision care, and create opportunities for interprofessional collaboration.


SUMMER COMMUNITY VISION SCREENING

The College and Licensed Opticians across British Columbia provided community vision screening services and summer vision care tips to create public awareness of vision care services and professionals. Community vision screening is an active method of identifying people that need vision care. The community vision screening events featured Licensed Opticians trained in vision screening offering complimentary vision screening services.

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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