May 26, 2020
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.
April 22, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all national examinations scheduled in May and June of 2020 have been POSTPONED.
April 8, 2020
The COO offices will be closed for Easter on Friday, April 10 and April 13, 2020.
March 11, 2020
The College is seeking your feedback on proposed changes to the public register.
March 10, 2020
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...
October 17, 2019
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.
October 10, 2019
The 2018 Annual Report is now available for viewing and downloading in PDF format.
September 30, 2019
September 18, 2019 - Video Webinar Regarding Updates to the COO Standard of Practice
June 7, 2019
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.
March 5, 2019
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.