The College of Opticians of British Columbia is the regulatory body for opticians in BC. The College regulates opticianry* by ensuring Licensed Opticians are qualified to practice and that they are consistently providing safe and ethical care to their patients. The College is not a school.
The College was established in 1994 under the Health Professions Act and has a duty to serve and protect the public interest by overseeing the conduct and competence of Licensed Opticians. The College also sets and enforces practice standards and responds to complaints when standards are not being met.
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The following are services provided by the College, and the different services provided by the Opticians Association of Canada:
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* 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.