The role of the Prince Edward Island College of Optometrists is to regulate the practice of optometry by promoting a high standard of oculo-visual care to protect the public’s welfare.

The functions performed by the Prince Edward Island College of Optometrists to achieve this are:

  1. Prescribing educational standards and proficiency qualifications required for licensure as an optometrist;
  2. Examining the qualifications, credentials, and competency of candidates applying for licensure as optometrists;
  3. Granting licenses to practice optometry;
  4. Keeping the official register of persons entitled to practice optometry;
  5. Governing the practice of optometry by adopting and promoting adherence to professional ethical guidelines and standards of quality practice;
  6. Receiving and investigating complaints against optometrists and disciplining optometrists in regard to professional competency and conduct.

About

The Prince Edward Island College of Optometrists council is composed of four optometrists, nominated by the Prince Edward Island Association of Optometrists and two lay persons, nominated by the Department of Health and Wellness.  

The current council members and their positions are:

  • Dr. Kelly Bowes, Registrar
  • Dr. Claire Shaw, Assistant Registrar
  • Dr. Rhod MacCorquodale
  • Dr. Mark Burke
  • Harley Richardson, Treasurer
  • Merrill Wigginton


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