Optometry In B.C.

The College of Optometrists of British Columbia is the regulatory body established for the health profession of optometry. The composition of the board of the College is:

  • six elected optometrists; and
  • three public representatives appointed by the Minister.

Optometry has been a designated health profession under the Health Professions Act  since March 1, 2009, and is regulated by the College in accordance with the Act, the Optometrists Regulation and the Bylaws of the College

Optometry has been a regulated profession under British Columbia legislation since 1921. Before designation under the Health Professions Act, the profession was regulated under the former Optometrists Act.

Contact Info:

College of Optometrists of British Columbia 
906 - 938 Howe Street 
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1N9
Tel: (604) 623-3464 
Fax: (604) 623-3465
Website: optometrybc.com