The Newfoundland and Labrador College of Optometrists (NLCO) is the regulatory and licensing body for the profession of optometry in Newfoundland and Labrador. The College is also responsible for the establishment, maintenance and enforcement of Standards of Practice, competency skills and the NLCO Code of Ethics to ensure that optometrists practice their profession in the best interests of the public. This is achieved with the Optometry Act of 2012, Optometry Regulations, Code of Ethics and By-Laws
Optometrists are university-educated, primary health care practitioners who examine, diagnose, treat and manage vision and vision-related diseases and disorders. Optometrists are also involved in health-care research, education activities, and the promotion of eye and health safety.
The Newfoundland and Labrador College of Optometrists is committed to serve the public by governing our members in a manner that protects and serves the public interest, provide direction to and regulate the profession of optometry, establish and enforce a Code of Ethics, establish and enforce standards of practice, establish and enforce registration requirements and exercise the duties and responsibilities practiced by self-governing colleges.