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

What's New

  1. New recommendations to embed professionalism into optometric training - in College report

    The College makes recommendations for embedding professionalism in optometric training in its newly published Professionalism in optometry report.

  2. Dispensing Optician and Contact Lens CET competencies now available at Optometry Tomorrow 2015

    Dispensing opticians and contact lens practitioners can now benefit from gaining interactive CET points at Optometry Tomorrow 2015.

  3. Optometry Tomorrow 2015 - call for patients

    We are looking for volunteers to take part in clinical workshops at Optometry Tomorrow 2015 on 8-9 March in Brighton. We pay £25 session plus travel expenses.

  4. College launches new jobs board

    The College has launched an online pre-registration placement jobs board.

  5. Workforce research gathers evidence

    The cross-sector Optical Workforce Survey has invited 4,000 optometrists and dispensing opticians to provide their views and information about the profession.

  6. College's new guidance is attracting record number of views

    The College launched its updated and revised Guidance for professional practice last month and since the re-launch has seen a record number of optometrists visiting the new website.

  7. Driving and vision to take centre stage at Optometry Tomorrow 2015

    Professor Joanne Wood MCOptom will deliver a keynote lecture on vision and driving at Optometry Tomorrow 2015, the College’s annual conference taking place in Brighton on 8-9 March.

  8. Media statement from the College regarding provisional approval of the University of Hertfordshire Optometry masters

    The General Optical Council (GOC) has granted the University of Hertfordshire provisional approval to introduce a masters optometry degree course.


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