With the coming into force of last year's Professional Misconduct Regulation, members gained more flexibility in advertising and promoting their practices. Some restrictions still apply, however, and one of these is the display of academic qualifications.
At the moment, the only qualifications you can use when advertising your services are your university degree and – for those who have earned it – the Fellowship of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO).
Per O.Reg. 119/94 Part 1:
Using, in the course of providing or offering to provide professional services, any reference to the member’s education or educational achievement other than the member’s university degree, unless the use of the reference is approved by Council.
Council periodically considers requests to allow other qualifications, but at this time it believes such a change would not serve to enhance public protection.