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We protect the public by regulating Ontario opticians, to ensure they maintain a high Standard of Practise and professionalism.

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December 19, 2022
Renew your Registration by December 31

Login to the Registrant Portal on the homepage of the College's website to complete your renewal before December 31 to avoid late fees. Registrant and QA portals have been streamlined for an even easier renewal. [ read more ]

December 13, 2022
COO Closed to Observe Holidays

To all our registrants, friends and colleagues we wish you happiness and health this holiday season and into the coming year! The College of Opticians of Ontario will be closed on the following dates: [ read more ]

Public Blog

April 21, 2021
Optician, Optometrist, Ophthalmologist? Do you know the Difference?

When it comes to your health, especially your eyes, being informed is essential. With vision care, patients are often uncertain which health professional delivers which service. [ read more ]

November 5, 2020
Here’s what you need to know about accessing your personal health information

In 2004, the Ontario Government introduced the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) [ read more ]

Registrant Blog

August 27, 2021
Registration Fees: The Why and the How

Opticians are among 26 health professions that have been granted the privilege to regulate themselves by the provincial government. [ read more ]

March 17, 2021
Record Keeping: It’s All About the Details

Document, document, document. Comprehensive and accurate notes are important anytime you engage with a patient, but especially so when you encounter a challenging situation in your practice.   [ read more ]

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