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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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September 29, 2021
Observe National Day for Truth & Reconciliation With Us

September 30, 2021, will mark Orange Shirt Day, the national day of remembrance for victims of Indian Residential Schools in Canada, and the first federal National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. While this will not be a statutory holiday in Ontario, the College has determined to designate this as a [ read more ]

September 16, 2021
Attend the Board of Directors Meeting on YouTube on October 4, 2021

We invite you to join the next virtual Board of Directors meeting on YouTube on Monday, October 4, 2021, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm [ read more ]

Public Blog

April 21, 2021
Do you Know the Difference Between an Optician, an Optometrist, and an Ophthalmologist?

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. The three eye care professionals that we will discuss and define are Opticians, Optometrists and Ophthalmologists. [ read more ]

November 5, 2020
Your personal health information is protected under the law. Here’s what you need to know about accessing your information from an Optician

In 2004, the Ontario Government introduced the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) to ensure clarity and consistency amongst all health care providers when it comes to the collection, use, disclosure, and protection of your personal health information. [ 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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