Records: Optometrists and Opticians Working Together

The College, in collaboration with the College of Opticians of Ontario, has drafted a guide for optometrists and opticians working together in practice. “Records: Optometrists and Opticians Working Together” explains the record keeping and record transfer obligations of each professional.

This guide, the first in an anticipated series of collaborative documents, answers questions that have emerged as a result of the 2014 Professional Misconduct Regulation, which for the first time allowed optometrists to work as independent contractors with opticians. It describes an optometrist’s obligation regarding certain provisions in the regulation, as well as an optician’s obligations according to the Opticianry Act.