Infectious diseases

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The College has provided key information to help you identify cases and guidance on managing circumstances that are relevant to optometry practices.

Supplementary guidance

The College has provided information to help you identify of cases and guidance on managing circumstances that are relevant to optometry practices.

Guidance for Professional Practice

Infection control is concerned with two main areas. Firstly, transmission from person to person, and secondly, transmission via a contaminated object.

COVID-19 archives

Advice and guidance for optical professionals on COVID-19.

Read on for the answers to your COVID-19 questions, covering a range of topics from driving and HES referrals to PPE and tonometry.

We’ve been working with governments and eye health organisations across the UK to ensure that you have the all the latest news, information and regulations relating to optometry and COVID-19 in your nation.

Since our first update on 20 March 2020, right at the start of lockdown, we’ve been providing timely, relevant news, information and guidance that you can trust.

More on infectious diseases

These temporary guidelines have been written to help optometrists who are conducting remote telephone/video consultations with patients.

Our latest position statement on seeing patients in primary care during COVID-19.

The antimalarial drug may be a glimmer of hope as coronavirus takes hold across the world, if the threat of retinopathy can be managed.

A joint statement from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and College of Optometrists

Clinical files: The local glaucoma service called the practice and requested a patient’s historic intraocular pressure results. Can I give these out over the phone?

A message from Colin Davidson, College President.

Daniel Hardiman-McCartney on harnessing the momentum generated in response to the pandemic.