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 Nova Scotia.

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.



Updated Return to Work Guidelines Now Available!

September 8, 2021 | Registrar

Updated Return to Work Guidlines based on new recommendations from the N.S.Department of Health have been published.

Under the guidelines, many restrictions have been lifted, replaced by recommendations.

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21/22 NSCDO Newsletter Released

April 26, 2021 | Registrar

The Newsletter for 21/22, complete with announcements and 20/21 recap, is available for download.

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