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Enhancing your practice

 We support you in practice by providing clinical and professional advice and guidance and a range of practical resources:

 

Letters you can be proud of

MCOptom badge 68x68The MCOptom and FCOptom affixes show your commitment to the highest clinical and ethical standards. We encourage people to look for these letters when choosing an optometrists through our media campaigns and on www.lookafteryoureyes.org.

  • Wear your College badge and display our logo in your practice, on your business cards, stationary and promotional materials.
  • Update your entry in the members’ directory, used by the public to find their local optometrist.
  • College Fellowship is awarded in recognition of achievement or a significant contribution to your profession.  We encourage members from all areas of the profession in their achievement of this award.

 

Helpful resources for patients

Stickers for children - owl 68x68Our popular patient leaflets are completely free of charge and can be overprinted with practice details. You can order tear off information sheets and children’s stickers and activity sheets.

 

 

Clinical advice

Susan Blakeney 68x68If you’ve got a clinical problem or a question, our in-house experts are here to help. Just phone 020 7766 4372 or email during office hours for prompt and friendly advice.

 

 

Easily accessible Clinical Management Guidelines

Eye close-up 68x68Evidence-based information on the diagnosis and management of more than 50 eye conditions. 

 

 

Guidance for professional practice 

Guidance animation 68x68This key document defines good optometric practice and the standards of care and treatment patients can expect.  Available as a bound copy and there is now a handy app exclusively for members.

 

 

Ethical scenarios

Child Eye Test 68x68Ideal for workplace training and development, our tailor-made ethical scenarios will help you to apply guidance in everyday practice.

 

 

Optometrists’ Formulary

Pills 68x68Access to prescribing information on all drugs currently available to optometrists, helping you to deal efficiently with patients’ eye conditions. 

 

 

Free access to the British Standards online database

computer 68x68Read, download and print directly from the BSOL database.  Ensure your products meet the right standards.

 

 

Local and national campaigns to promote our members and your work

Focus on falls - poster 68x68Our regular media campaigns promote the role of the optometrist.  We develop exclusive toolkits and resources so members can play a part in our campaigns.

 

 

Supporting your work in the community

Optometrist - Young Woman 68x68Members are often asked to present on eye healthcare and the work of the optometrists to various groups in their community.  Our PowerPoint presentation can be adapted to suit your needs.

 

 

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