Annual Report

The Annual Report highlights how we have made our mark in 2021 and 2022. We showcase some of our achievements in key strategic areas such as good practice, education, policy and research. It was a busy year of activities at the College, from launching public awareness campaigns and organising our first in-person events following the pandemic, to responding to policy consultations.

President's report

Professor Leon Davies FCOptom

A workforce fit for the future

How eye care is delivered in the UK is changing rapidly. Technology and innovation are transforming our profession and, as the population ages, more patients will require eye health services.

Chief Executive's report

Ian Humphreys

Leading the way for our members

This year, our activity has been focused on ensuring that optometrists are at the forefront of eye care provision as the sector evolves to meet the demands of changing demographics and new technology. Our work continues to provide our members with the support, guidance and resources they need to take on new and expanding roles.

We want optometrists to be at the heart of patient-centred eye care in the UK, making full use of their current skills, and developing new ones so they can play a central role in leading and delivering new models of care for their patients.
Professor Leon Davies FCOptom, President of The College of Optometrists


Courses completed on the College website


Attended College online events


Attendees took part in Optometry Tomorrow 2022


Patient leaflets ordered
Over the past year, we have consistently represented and informed the profession, and supported our members in their professional journey.