BCAO is a non-profit professional association representing optometrists working in 94 communities across B.C.
Optometrists specialize in examining, diagnosing, treating, managing and preventing diseases and disorders of the visual system, the eye and related structures, and can prescribe medications to treat certain eye conditions, such as glaucoma, infections, inflammations, allergies and injuries.
BCAO’s mission is to ensure and advance the successful practice of optometry by our members, in accordance with the highest standards of patient care by increasing public awareness, advocating for our members, and supporting them in achieving professional excellence.
We are B.C.’s trusted resource for eye health information, and a champion for quality care.
We provide support, advocacy, education opportunities and much more for students and practising optometrists throughout the province. Best of all, membership is FREE for optometry students. Find out more about membership today.