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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 ]


June 7, 2019

Essilor/Clearly Injunction Update

The College of Opticians and the College of Optometrists of Ontario have filed an 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... [ read more ]


March 5, 2019

Competition Bureau Article July 26, 2018

The College of Optometrists of Ontario and the College of Opticians of Ontario firmly believe the internet can be an effective tool for dispensing prescription eyewear, enhancing access and convenience in line with patient demands... [ read more ]


March 5, 2019

Legal Update

Essilor has appealed the January 11, 2018 decision of Justice Lederer which ordered that it may not dispense prescription eyewear in Ontario unless the dispensing is performed by an optometrist, optician or physician who is licenced to practice in Ontario... [ read more ]


May 30, 2017

Bill 87: How does it affect you?

On May 30, 2017, Bill 87, the Protecting Patients Act, received royal assent by the Ontario government and significantly amended the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA)... [ read more ]

 
 

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