The professional body for optometrists

The College of Optometrists is the professional body for optometry. It qualifies the profession and delivers the guidance and training to ensure optometrists provide the best possible care. We promote excellence through the College’s affixes, by building the evidence base for optometry, and raising awareness of the profession with the public, commissioners, and health care professionals.

The College of Optometrists is the professional membership body for optometrists.

Our senior management team is responsible for the development and delivery of our strategic objectives and oversees the day-to-day operation of the College.

Our strategy sets out our priorities for the next five years and how we will achieve them.

Optometrists and eye health colleagues across the UK demonstrated resilience, ingenuity and determination to overcome major challenges during this period.

We believe optometrists should be at the heart of patient-centred eye care in the UK.