College Newsletter July 2019

NAIT Refracting Course Open - APPLY NOW

Do You Want to Become a Refracting Optician?

Are you a Dispensing Optician that would like to expand your skills to include Automated Refraction? The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology is now offering their Automated Refracting Course to all Licensed Opticians. Application deadline is August 1st and intake begins August 26th. Scholarships are available. Please contact the Opticians Association of Canada at or 1-800-847-3155, 204-982-6060 for more information.


Case Study: Transferring Records

You are a contact lens fitter who owns a successful practice within a small sub-urban community. There is an optometrist, Dr. Dee, who provides eye exams at your practice. You have very good professional relations with the optometrist. The optometrist bills patients for the services she provides from your practice.

Due to a family situation, Dr. Dee is moving her practice to another location. You hired a new optometrist to continue providing eye exams at your dispensary. The majority of Dr. Dee’s patients are also your patients since you have fitted them with contact lenses or dispensed their eyewear.


In your online COBC profile you can select your preferred email and mailing address. These are the correspondence details we default to whenever we need to contact you for important things such as renewal reminders and sending your practice permits. It is very important that both are up-to-date and you have indicated the one you would like us to use so please take a minute to login to your profile and make any necessary updates.

College of Opticians of BC operates on the traditional, ancestral and unceded Coast Salish territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.