Optometrists at the heart of patient-centred eye care

The Annual Report highlights how we have made our mark in 2022 and 2023. We showcase some of our achievements across our four strategic pillars: 

  • Defining and inspiring excellence in optometry 
  • Enabling optometrists to maximise their skills and develop their careers 
  • Representing and amplifying the expert voices of optometrists
  • Embedding insight and evidence at the centre of the profession. 

It was a busy year of activities at the College, from publishing new guidance on expanding the scope of practice, to campaigning for better eye health care for all.

President's foreword

Professor Leon Davies FCOptom

Shaping the future of eye health care

We believe that optometrists have the necessary clinical skills and experience to ensure that patients have access to timely and effective eye care closer to home.

Chief Executive's foreword

Ian Humphreys

Inspiring and supporting optometrists to achieve their full potential

Our work to place optometrists at the heart of patient-centred eye care is outlined in the President’s foreword. Key to achieving this vision, is ensuring that optometrists have the support they need to achieve their full potential.

The time is right for new and different ways of working across the eye care sector.


Clinical enquiries responded to


College CPD course completions


Followers on social media

1.3 million

people reached by the cost of living campaign
The College is shaping the future of eye care across the UK by ensuring that optometrists are at the heart of it.