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August 27, 2021 - Registrants Blog

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.

April 21, 2021 - Public Blog

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.

March 17, 2021 - Registrants Blog

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.  

December 24, 2020 - Registrants Blog

The Evolution of Quality Assurance at the COO

My name is Derick Summers and I’ve been a Licensed Optician for over twenty years now. Over these years I’ve seen my fair share of changes to this amazing industry of ours.

December 4, 2020 - Registrants Blog

Offering free eye exams? You might be violating the Advertising Regulation

As an optician, there are a number of rules that you need to follow when advertising your services. The purpose of these rules is to ensure that patients can trust their health care providers to provide them with accurate and reliable information that has their best interests in mind.

November 5, 2020 - Public Blog

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.

October 27, 2020 - Registrants Blog

Do You Know Your Obligations Regarding Patient’s Personal Health Information?

It is essential that you are informed. Under the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) and the College’s Standard of Practice, it is ultimately your responsibility to ensure that you comply with your patients’ rights to access their information.

August 20, 2020 - Registrants Blog

Professional Judgement in the COVID World

Some of you have continued to practice in some form since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.Many of you are just now returning to practice. Certainly, as the province of Ontario begins loosening restrictions on businesses, opticians are dealing with the ever-changing requirements of practising safely and responsibly.

June 26, 2020 - Public Blog

The Citizen Advisory Group (CAG)

Do You Want to Impact Health Care in Ontario? Why Not Join the Citizen Advisory Group!

December 18, 2019 - Public Blog

Patient Bill of Rights 

The College has created a Patient Bill of Rights that explains what opticianry patients can expect when it comes to receiving vision care services from an optician.

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