Code of Ethics

It shall be the ideal, the resolve, and the duty of each member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Optometrists to:

  • Accept the oculo-visual welfare of patients as their primary concern.
  • Promote high standards of oculo-visual care of mankind in every possible way.
  • Render services with equal diligence to all patients, regardless of race, creed, gender or economic status.
  • Consult freely with colleagues and members of other professions whenever such consultations are in the best interests of patients.
  • Seek continued growth of professional skill and knowledge, so that patients may receive the full benefit of advances in the art and science of oculo-visual care.
  • Share professional knowledge and experience with colleagues so that all may benefit.
  • Hold in confidence any and all information concerning patients and use such information only for the benefit of patients.
  • Maintain the dignity, honour and integrity of the profession of optometry at all times.

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