Who We Are
The Nova Scotia College of Dispensing Opticians is the
health regulatory body for all Opticians in Nova Scotia. The
College is responsible for regulating Opticians in the
public interest through registration, licensing, continuing
education and the establishment of a professional code of
conduct in accordance with the Dispensing Opticians Act of
Regulating and improving the practice of Opticians to ensure
quality professional care for the consumers of Nova Scotia.
In order that the public interest may be served and
protected, the objectives of the College are: to regulate
the practice of optical dispensing through registration,
licensing and the establishment of a professional conduct
process in accordance with this Act and the regulations;
establish, maintain and develop standards of professional
practice among its members; establish, maintain and develop
standards of professional ethics and a code of conduct for
its members; and administer this Act and perform such other
duties and exercise such other powers as are imposed or
conferred on the Board by or under any Act.
The annual NSCDO 2022/23 membership renewal is due by March 31, 2022
Updated Return to Work Guidelines Now Available!
September 8, 2021 | Registrar
Updated Return to Work Guidelines based on new
recommendations from the N.S.Department of Health have
Under the guidelines, many restrictions have been
lifted, replaced by recommendations.