Student resources

This page is your ‘go to’ resource for information and guidance on all essential topics and conditions. 

Here are all of the College resources you'll need to ace your studies in one place.

Optometrists’ Formulary

Our Optometrists' Formulary provides prescribing information on drugs available to all optometrists, and those that are in the CMGs.

Ethical scenarios

Challenge yourself and practise your problem-solving and decision-making skills using our ethical scenarios. 


Acuity is our member journal dedicated to supporting you in your professional development.

The Clinical Management Guidelines (CMGs)

The CMGs provide reliable, up-to-date, evidence-based information on diagnosing and managing a range of eye conditions.

Library and information services

Access more than 6,000 optometric books and journals through our library service – possibly the largest collection in the UK.

The Guidance for Professional Practice

Essential support and guidance to make the right clinical and professional decisions in a range of situations.


Log in to watch our pre-recorded webinars with multiple choice questions designed especially for students.

Watch our webinar on OCT and test your knowledge by taking a quiz!


Watch our webinar on consent in practice and test your knowledge by taking a quiz!

Watch our webinar on itchy eyes and test your knowledge by taking a quiz!

Watch our webinar on effective referrals and test your knowledge by taking a quiz!

From what to consider when choosing a pre-reg position, to writing a stand-out application, this webinar will take you through all you need to know about getting the perfect pre-reg placement.

From how to enrol, to top tips from previous pre-reg's, in this webinar you will find everything you need to know about beginning the Scheme for Registration.