Membership with BC Doctors of Optometry offers a wealth of services and resources to help you thrive and succeed in practice.
Our members are part of a larger voice working to enhance the image of optometry to the public and advance the interests of the profession.
Become a Member
Please return all completed forms to:
BC Doctors of Optometry
121 – 10551 Shellbridge Way
Canada V6X 2W8
Toll-free (B.C. only): 1-888-393-2226
Outside B.C.: 1-604-737-9907
General membership in the BC Association of Optometrists is open to Doctors of Optometry who are registered with the College of Optometrists of British Columbia.
Your membership supports provincially-focused public education efforts that seek to raise awareness about issues affecting eye health and vision and include:
- Advertising in newspapers and magazines, including Chatelaine, Maclean’s and Today’s Parent
- Local radio and newspaper coverage
- Paid blog campaigns
- Sponsored Facebook posts
- Children’s vision campaigns a-b-See and Eye See … Eye Learn®
- Brochures and posters provided at no charge to members
As a member, you will also receive regular news and communications from your Association to keep you up to date on the latest industry news.
Through lobbying, grassroots advocacy, and negotiations on behalf of our members, we help to define health care policy as it relates to vision and eye health. We foster inter-professional relations with health organizations and industry partners to advance eye health care in BC.
We provide a wide range of programs, resources, services, and benefits to help our members succeed and thrive in practice. View the full list of resources and benefits available to members.
We support our members in achieving professional excellence by providing doctors of optometry and optometric staff with continuing education, conferences and seminars which allow them to enhance their knowledge and skills and stay current with advances in the profession.
See our list of current CE opportunities and register today!
Newly graduated members receive a 50% discount on the annual conference registration fees in their first full year of practice. For details on special rates available through your Association membership, please contact us.
Members are invited to volunteer with BC Doctors of Optometry to support your profession and the Association. Our committed volunteers contribute in numerous ways, including:
- advocating on behalf of Doctors
- working on key awareness campaigns
- participating on association committees
- representing optometry at trade shows and other events
In turn, volunteering can help members develop a network of like-minded Doctors and develop professionally. All Association members are invited to participate, either by becoming part of a committee that interests you or by running in an election for the Board. More detailed information can be found on the BC Doctors of Optometry member site or by contacting the Association.