May 26, 2020

Spring Update and Board of Directors Highlights

Please read on for a number of important updates. As always, as a health care professional, you are required to keep yourself informed and up to date. Remember, the time spent reading updates and completing the two enclosed surveys can be counted towards your self-directed continuing education requirements... [ read more ]

April 22, 2020

NACOR Exam Postponement

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all national examinations scheduled in May and June of 2020 have been POSTPONED... [ read more ]

April 8, 2020

Office Holiday Closure

The COO offices will be closed for Easter on Friday, April 10 and April 13, 2020... [ read more ]

March 11, 2020

By-Laws Consultation – Feedback Requested

The College is seeking your feedback on proposed changes to the public register... [ read more ]

March 10, 2020

Winter Newsletter

Updated Terminology; Guidance on Preventing the Spread of Novel Coronavirus; Proposed Changes to the Information Available on the Public Register; Competency Review and Evaluation Process, and much more..... [ read more ]

December 18, 2019

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... [ read more ]

October 30, 2019

No costume is worth the risk! Ensure you are protecting your eyes

Halloween is upon us, and children and adults alike are planning their costumes, which often include decorative or cosmetic contact lenses in various colours or special effects such as cat eyes, swirls or other designs. While decorative contact lenses can be purchased at any novelty store, they can pose significant.. [ read more ]

October 17, 2019

Response to Court Decision

The College of Optometrists of Ontario and the College of Opticians of Ontario are disappointed that our application for leave to appeal the Ontario Court of Appeal's decision in College of Optometrists of Ontario v. Essilor Group Inc., 2019 ONCA 265 to the Supreme Court of Canada was not granted... [ read more ]

October 10, 2019

Annual Report 2018

The 2018 Annual Report is now available for viewing and downloading in PDF format... [ read more ]

September 30, 2019

Standards of Practice Focus Group Session

September 18, 2019 - Video Webinar Regarding Updates to the COO Standard of Practice.. [ read more ]


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