The professional, scientific and examining body for optometry in the UK, working for the public benefit.

What's New

  1. The use of Avastin for age-related macular degeneration

    David Parkins, President of the College, has commented in response to yesterday's appeal from the clinical leaders to make Avastin routinely available to people with wet AMD.

  2. Join the debate about Goldmann Applanation Tonometry at the College's event in Lincoln

    Peter Frampton FCOptom, Senior IP Optometrist, Northumberland, will present a lecture at the College’s free member event in Lincoln this March.

  3. College reports on a year of achievement

    The annual report sets out the College's performance against its business plan, highlighting key activities in support of its four strategic themes.

  4. College to hold dementia and vision research event

    The College is hosting a Visual Impairment and Dementia Summit to generate ideas on how to turn the findings from research into recommendations that will improve lives.

  5. Latest OSCE results announced by the College

    A total of 121 candidates sat the OSCE in January - the Scheme for Registration's final assessment - resulting in a pass rate of 61%.

  6. Scheme for Registration OSCE results - available here

    The results of the Scheme for Registration OSCE (January 2015) are available.

  7. New affixes introduced for College-accredited higher qualifications

    The College has now introduced affixes for all of its accredited higher qualifications. The General Optical Council has confirmed that the affixes will now be included on the GOC register.

  8. The College's recommended changes to NICE Guidance

    The College's recommended changes to NICE Guidance mean a greater role for optometrists in the examination of patients with suspected retinal detachment

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    East Midlands regional event 2015 - Lincoln

    Best Western Bentley Hotel Leisure Club & Spa

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    Northern Ireland regional event - Coleraine

    The Lodge Hotel

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    Eastern regional event 2015 - Peterborough

    KingsGate Conference Centre

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    Scotland regional event 2015 - Glasgow


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    South East regional event 2015 - Windsor

    Beaumont Estate


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