The Optical Workforce Survey gathered key information about optometrists and dispensing opticians to build a picture of current workforce levels and the issues that will impact on its future. This important work provided evidence to answer questions on the current and future requirements of the optometric and the wider optical workforce.
The objectives of the Optical Workforce Survey 2015 were:
- to describe the characteristics of the optometrist and dispensing optician workforces
- to measure changes in the optometric workforce since the Optical Workforce Survey 2010
- to assess the potential and limitations of existing data to quantify the current optometrist and dispensing optician workforces
- to explore factors that could impact on future workforce capacity.