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

 

What's New

  1. College of Optometrists urges hay fever sufferers to act early to minimise symptoms

    New pollen chart helps identify when sufferers should start using eye drops.

  2. The College of Optometrists to provide safeguarding training free to all pre-registration trainees

    Pre-registration trainees will now be able to access safeguarding training ahead of qualification, via the College website.

  3. Those at risk of type 2 diabetes to be offered lifestyle help

    This week, NHS England announced it will be launching a new national programme to help those at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

  4. New College President and Council members welcomed at AGM

    The College of Optometrists has welcomed a new President and four members to its Council at the College’s AGM, held during Optometry Tomorrow in Birmingham.

  5. Largest ever Optometry Tomorrow Conference with 16% increased attendance

    The College of Optometrists welcomed over 800 attendees to Birmingham last weekend (13 and 14 March) for its annual conference and AGM.

  6. Eye risk from 'overstretched NHS'

    Mary Ann Sherratt, President of the College of Optometrists, has commented in response to today’s warning from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists that patients are at risk of irreversible sight loss because of under-resourced services.

  7. College of Optometrists congratulates Cardiff University on accreditation of Professional Diploma in Glaucoma

    Cardiff University has this week been accredited as the first provider of the Professional Diploma in Glaucoma.

  8. College of Optometrists highlights increased risk of blindness in smokers on No Smoking Day

    Smokers up to four times more likely to develop AMD than non-smokers.

 

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