Registered Opticians

It is the responsibility of every registrant of the College to be familiar with the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, the Opticianry Act, 1991, Regulations, Bylaws, and Standards of Practice  that govern the profession of Opticianry. The College relies on these publications to govern every individual using the controlled title “Optician”.

As a Registered Optician, you have the following responsibilities:

1. You may perform the controlled act of dispensing prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses and sub-normal vision devices, provided the following conditions are met:

  • You are registered with the College and are entitled to practice.
  • You have professional liability insurance, either personal or through your employer (if your employer provides your liability insurance, you must have professional liability insurance for every company with which you are employed), in the amount of no less than $1,000,000, and provide a copy of the certificate along with a completed Insurance or Undertaking Form to the College.

2. Your identification badge must be worn while practicing Opticianry.  If you lose your badge, please complete and submit the Document Request Form.

3. If there are changes to your personal information, you must update the College within 30 days of the change.



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