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

What's New

  1. Agreement reached on the sharing patient information between ophthalmologists and optometrists

    The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and College of Optometrists have issued new advice for members on the sharing of patient information following referral.

  2. College accredits new higher qualifications

    The College has accredited three new higher qualification courses, including the Professional Higher Certificate in Glaucoma.

  3. Black and blue or white and gold? The College of Optometrists adds expert opinion to the debate

    The College of Optometrists has added expert opinion to the dress debate that dominated social media and news bulletins around the world on Friday.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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%.

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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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