Request for Proposals – Modernization of the OPR

The College of Optometrists of Ontario (College) is inviting organizations and/or individual professionals to submit proposals to modernize the standards of practice reference guide for optometrists. The Optometric Practice Reference (OPR) articulates the current regulatory and professional standards of practice for optometry in Ontario. The OPR is a valuable reference for registrants of the College and is also intended to be a resource for patients, College Committees, and the public.

The College is looking to modernize the OPR to reflect the constant changes in public needs and the evolving nature of the optometry profession. Specifically:

  • Reflect current public needs, health care systems, and societal values (e.g., diversity, equity and inclusion principles)
  • Be relevant to current optometry practice and advances in health care sciences and technologies
  • Be consistent with current legislative requirements
  • Be evidence-based and risk-informed (e.g., from sources such as College data, environmental scans, literature reviews, and stakeholder feedback)
  • Ensure clear, concise, and consistent language understood by the profession and public
  • Address gaps in content
  • Increase accessibility

The deadline to submit proposals is September 29, 2023. Learn more in the full Request for Proposals or read our question and answer document.