BC College of Optics is registered as a post-secondary training institution with British Columbia’s Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB). BC College of Optics training facility has been formally accredited since 1998.


In 1984, the predecessor to BC College of Optics was registered and regulated by British Columbia’s Ministry of Education, Apprenticeship Branch. Holding classes in a 600 square foot facility in Vancouver, BC, our school soon outgrew its surroundings and moved to larger premises in 1988. Today our  premises exceed 2,600 sq.ft. and are centrally located in Surrey, BC very close to  the ‘King George SkyTrain Station’.


Ted Morse, ABOM, FCLSA is founder, Program Director and one of the instructors at BC College of Optics. He is certified as a Master Optician (ABOM) by the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) and is one of few Canadians that holds Fellow (FCLSA) status.

I’ve had 3 staff members attend the BC College of Optics.
They had experience in the field, wanted to further their education and become Opticians. They enjoyed the teaching staff and grew in confidence because of the material they learned. They are all very qualified and successful Opticians.

Alex GreibPresident of Capital Optical, Ottawa

We’ve employed a grad from the BC College of Optics for over 7 years and she just left for personal issues, we miss her and would love to be able to fill her position with another BC College grad.


I took the course in 2006-2007. It was a great environment for learning all the skills an optician needs for the real world and for the national exams. The course is very hands on, a one on one course. The staff was always there for the many questions I had. I thoroughly enjoyed taking this program and recommend it to anyone who is considering to be a licensed optician.

Greg GreibStudent

I am now at Aston University studying Optometry. By the way, We are doing VERGENCE now. I capitalized that because it’s a huge topic! I am so glad I still kept the notes from you guys because I use it as reference! The professors don’t really explain it that well.

Yan YanStudent

I decided to start my career in the optical field couple years ago. Initially I started my program at another school where it was going to take my 2 years to complete both my dispensing optician and contact lens fitter program. Then I heard about BC College of Optics, I applied and then later got accepted to complete my contact lens portion of the program. The Profs were awesome they always went out of there way to help students.