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March 17, 2021

Record Keeping: It’s All About the Details

Document, document, document. Comprehensive and accurate notes are important anytime you engage with a patient, but especially so when you encounter a challenging situation in your practice.   [ read more ]

December 24, 2020

The Evolution of Quality Assurance at the COO

My name is Derick Summers and I’ve been a Licensed Optician for over twenty years now. Over these years I’ve seen my fair share of changes to this amazing industry of ours. [ read more ]

December 4, 2020

Offering free eye exams? You might be violating the Advertising Regulation

As an optician, there are a number of rules that you need to follow when advertising your services. The purpose of these rules is to ensure that patients can trust their health care providers to provide them with accurate and reliable information that has their best interests in mind. [ read more ]

October 27, 2020

Do You Know Your Obligations Regarding Patient’s Personal Health Information?

It is essential that you are informed. Under the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) and the College’s Standard of Practice, it is ultimately your responsibility to ensure that you comply with your patients’ rights to access their information. [ read more ]

August 20, 2020

Professional Judgement in the COVID World

Some of you have continued to practice in some form since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.Many of you are just now returning to practice. Certainly, as the province of Ontario begins loosening restrictions on businesses, opticians are dealing with the ever-changing requirements of practising safely and responsibly. [ read more ]


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