On behalf of the Legislative Committee and the Council of the former Saskatchewan Ophthalmic Dispensers Association, I am very pleased to publicly announce the Opticians Act has been proclaimed as law on June 15, 2011.
This proclamation enacts a new Act, a new set of Regulatory Bylaws, and incorporates the Standards of Practice that we set out a few years ago. It also paves the way for future expansion of the scope of practice for opticians in Saskatchewan.
The SODA has always been an important part of the Saskatchewan Health Care circle of organizations. Being a College gives our members the professional respect you deserve. These changes will give us a much stronger and respected voice when dealing with government, and other organizations. As a College, our main focus will continue to be protecting the public interest. We will do this by ensuring that our membership abides by the Act, Bylaws and Standards of Practice and by continuing to ensure that our membership is properly educated.
Our Act is available on line at
Our Bylaws are available at