Boosting your clinical and professional skills and knowledge

The College website is your ‘go to’ resource for information and guidance on all essential topics and conditions. We can help you in your studies, boost your skills and knowledge and prepare you for the challenges of the workplace.

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Online clinical resources 

Need some info for an essay?  Looking for the answer to a niggling revision question? You can search our extensive resources to find the latest news, information and research findings on a wide range of topics and conditions. 



Clinical Management Guidelines 

The College is the home of the Clinical Management Guidelines, which provide reliable, up-to-date, evidence-based information on diagnosing and managing a range of conditions.



Ethical scenarios

Practise your problem-solving and decision-making skills with real ethical scenarios that have been adapted especially for students. You can also have a go at the ethical scenarios written for qualified members.




References, journals and more…

If you’re working on a specific project, struggling to find a particular article, or just doing some extra reading or revision, we are bound to have the books or journals you need. We can give you access to more than 6,000 optometric books and journals – possibly the largest collection in the UK. 

  • Save 25% on essential text books 
    Download your member discount voucher to save money on Elsevier optometry books.
  • Discounted subscription to Optician 
    Optician is the only weekly journal for the optical profession. Subscribe today with our special student offer and save 50% on the normal price of Optician
  • The latest research, analysis and opinion from your profession.  
    The College’s practice-based journal, Optometry in Practice (OiP), provides excellent coverage of topics and conditions such as low vision, binocular vision and is available online or from your department. 
  • OPO – the top-ranked optometry and vision journal in the world 
    Our quarterly journal Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics (OPO) provides evidence-based information about the assessment and management of patients and is themed on key areas such as vision and IT displays, binocular vision and glaucoma. It’s a great way to read around the subject and impress your tutors! 

Recorded webinars by leading experts 

Recorded webinars will be available here. Watch our 'Consent in practice' webinar recording with our Clinical Adviser and test your knowledge using the multiple choice questions.



The Guidance for Professional Practice -  the key document for all optometrists 

The Guidance for Professional Practice is the go-to reference tool for all practising optometrists, and will help you to apply the GOC standards in daily practice. Download the app for easy access to reliable, up-to-date information and advice.