In-practice guidance and forms

The information on this page provides you with information on requirements, additional guidance and forms that will be useful to you in practice.

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COVID-19 guidance, forms and downloads



Visual Acuity chart for remote consultations (15 April 2020)

Clinical telephone review form (1 April 2020)

Supplying replacement spectacles by phone (19 Marc 2020)

Supplying replacement contact lenses by phone (19 March 2020)


COVID-19 Amber phase children's poster (PDF, 1.19MB)

COVID-19 amber phase infographic (PDF, 50.2KB)

COVID-19 amber phase door poster (PDF, 470KB)

COVID-19 Pandemic Guidance table (PDF, 519KB)

COVID-19 essential eye care services (PDF, 28KB)

COVID-19 symptoms poster for England (PDF, 40.5KB)

COVID-19 symptoms poster for Northern Ireland (PDF, 40.7KB)

COVID-19 symptoms poster for Scotland (PDF, 41.4KB)

COVID-19 symptoms poster for Wales (PDF, 40.7KB)


Use of your personal information

Dementia and the eye examination

Guidance notes for the lighting of optometric practices

Guidance on the disposal of waste

Statutory cooling off periods

Fluorets and minims fluorescein

Emergency triage protocol

Guidelines for practice staff on how to deal with patients with acute eye problems.

Wet AMD - electronic referral form

This form is intended for use by optometrists and general practitioners. It is based on the work of the Thames Valley Macular Group.

Contact Lens Specification Form

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.