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About us

College detail imageThe College of Optometrists is the professional, scientific and examining body for optometry in the UK, working for the public benefit. 

Supporting its members in all aspects of professional development, the College provides pre-registration training and assessment, continuous professional development opportunities, and advice and guidance on professional conduct and standards, enabling our members to serve their patients well and contribute to the wellbeing of local communities.


  1. Membership


    The College has over 14,000 members

  2. College Committees

    College Committees

    Members play a pivotal role in determining the strategic and professional direction of the organisation.

  3. About Optometry

    About Optometry

    Find out more about what Optometrists do and optometry as a career.

  4. College Team

    College Team

    Contact a member of staff