Professional development

Maintaining and improving your professional skills and knowledge in optometry is essential for providing high quality care for patients and raising professional standards. We provide continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities for optometrists ranging from face-to-face events to online learning, helping you gain CPD points and reach your full potential. 

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Our packed programme of member events provides the ideal opportunity to keep up with your profession, maintain and develop your clinical and professional knowledge and skills, and gain essential CPD points.

We can help you plan and undertake continuing professional development (CPD) activities to gain your all-important points and achieve your full potential.

There are plenty of ways that we can help you develop your career, whatever your job role, experience or professional and personal goals.

The College produces a number of CPD and research journals designed to help you keep ahead of the latest developments in the profession.

There are a range of career options available to qualified optometrists, including working in a hospital clinic, carrying out essential research, and more.

The College is committed to investing in the future of the profession and we believe that today's research leads to tomorrow's practice.

Fellowship by Portfolio recognises excellence and innovation in the workplace, and how individual members have benefitted and advanced their profession.

The College has an extensive collection of optical books, journals, research papers and pamphlets – available in printed format and online. These are available free of charge to College members.