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

 

What's New

  1. Media statement: Honey Rose

    In light of today’s verdict in the case of Honey Rose, an optometrist convicted of gross negligence manslaughter, the College of Optometrists has issued the following statement...

  2. New Competency Framework for all Prescribers

    A new, updated and restructured Competency Framework for all Prescribers has been published by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society after collaboration with the College of Optometrists, all the prescribing professions and patients.

  3. Eye health sector intervenes to stop patients losing sight

    Hospital initiated delays and cancelled follow up appointments are at crisis point, putting patients' sight at risk. This has led to a new initiative to release pressure off hospital eye services.

  4. College of Optometrists urges sports-lovers to make sure they can see their favourite sport clearly this summer

    College is advising that having a sight test and getting fitted with corrective eyewear if needed could enhance participants’ and spectators’ sporting experience.

  5. College of Optometrists congratulates Cardiff University on accreditation of Professional Certificate in Paediatric Eye Care

    Cardiff University has been accredited as the first provider of the College’s Professional Certificate in Paediatric Eye Care.

  6. Independent Prescribing assessment results available

    The results of the Therapeutics Common Final Assessment in Independent Prescribing are available to members who took the examination in June. Please log in to access your results.

  7. Volunteer patients needed for workshops in Cardiff

    We are looking for volunteer patients for our CET workshops taking place on 6 July in Cardiff. We pay £25 plus travel expenses.

  8. College of Optometrists conducts report into Scheme for Registration

    The report provides detailed information of trainee performance over a single year, related to several factors, including their undergraduate degree classification and common areas of failure.

  1. 18

    Aug

    Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS) Practical
    Assessment - Manchester

    GMC in Manchester

    Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS) part II practical exam.

  2. 24

    Aug

    Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS) Practical
    Assessment - London

    RCGP in London

    Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS) part II practical exam

  3. 01

    Sep

    How do I supervise within the law - Birmingham

    The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, B4 6AF

    Training aimed at Supervisors and those considering supervision

  4. 07

    Sep

    How do I supervise within the law - London

    NUT, London Euston, WC1H 9BD

    Training aimed at Supervisors and those considering supervision

  5. 08

    Sep

    Manchester Facilitator training

    Manchester Meeting Place, The University of Manchester, Sackville Street Campus

    Giving you the skills to be able to confidently facilitate peer discussions.

  6. 12

    Sep

    London Facilitator training

    Friends House, London, NW1 2BJ

    Giving you the skills to be able to confidently facilitate peer discussions

  7. 28

    Sep

    East Midlands Regional Event - Leicester

    Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel, LE1 6ES

    Free interactive CET evening event for College members.

  8. 18

    Oct

    South East Regional Event - Maidenhead

    Holiday Inn Maidenhead, SL6 2RA

    Free interactive CET evening event for College members.

 

Interactive CET