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We protect the public by regulating Ontario opticians, to ensure they maintain a high Standard of Practise and professionalism.

Recent News

September 11, 2023
District 1 Supplemental Nomination Period, 2023 Elections

We are announcing a supplemental nomination period to give potential candidates from District 1 who were unable to submit a nomination during the initial window another opportunity to participate. Nominations for opticians in District 1, will be accepted until Monday, September 18, 2023 at 1:00 pm. [ read more ]

August 30, 2023
Elections 2023 District 8 (Central) Supplemental Nomination Period

As of the nomination deadline, August 28, 2023 at noon, no nominations were received for opticians in District 8 (Central). The supplemental nomination will be open until Monday, September 11, 2023 at 1:00 pm. [ read more ]

Public Blog

April 21, 2021
Optician, Optometrist, Ophthalmologist? Do you know the Difference?

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. [ read more ]

November 5, 2020
Here’s what you need to know about accessing your personal health information

In 2004, the Ontario Government introduced the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) [ read more ]

Registrant Blog

February 10, 2023
Delegation, Assignment and Pre-Testing – What Opticians Need to Know

Delegation By Opticians Delegation is when a regulated health professional transfers their authority to perform a controlled act to a person who is not authorized to perform that act. Delegation can only occur where it complies with relevant standards and/or regulations governing the professional who is delegating the act. [ read more ]

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 ]

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