Supplementary guidance

Additional guidance for optometrist members to use in practice, covering a range of topics.

The College supports the growing number of optometrists offering myopia management (sometimes known as myopia control) interventions to reduce myopia progression. Read our guidance.

This guidance is about using clinical audit to improve your professional practice as an optometrist.

This guidance is about using clinical governance to improve your professional practice as an optometrist. It replaces the previous College of Optometrists’ Framework for clinical governance in optometric practice (2002). There are practical examples to illustrate the guidance.

In response to requests from our Members, the College has designed a sample contact lens specification form which Members may like to use for their patients.

Tips for making the eye examination easier and more successful for you, your practice, and for patients with dementia.

This guidance is to enable high-quality care for glaucoma patients, using the wide range of professional skills available.

Member briefing: This briefing provides practice staff with some guidelines on questions to ask, how soon to book an appointment with an optometrist, and when to refer for more urgent care.

This new guidance is high level, and sets out eight key domains that clinicians need to address when working beyond their core competency and at their maximum capability.

The aim of this summary is to help optometrists by setting out the various categories of waste that they may produce and outlining how these must be disposed of.

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

Guidance to support primary care optometry settings and optical practices to prepare for and manage suspected or confirmed cases of measles.

We've written guidance for optometry practices on screening and managing patients with symptoms of respiratory infection.