Leading the clinical development of new models of optometric care

We want to ensure that:

  • optometrists are at the heart of new models of eye care introduced across the UK
  • new models of care are based on our clinical guidelines and good practice
  • new technology developments benefit shared and enhanced care pathways and are developed to good and consistent standards.

The College will achieve this by:

  • supporting optometrists in providing more enhanced and shared eye care services
  • working with national health services and governments across the UK to ensure that:
    • clinical pathways, guidance and standards are based on College guidance and clinical advice
    • the value of optometrist-led services is recognised
  • maximise the positive impact of innovation and technology for patients.