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Education Strategic Review

The delivery of our Education Strategic Review is one of our key priorities set out in our Strategic Plan 2017-2020.  

Why are we reviewing the UK's system of optical education? 

We recognise that the optical sector is continuing to evolve. Our stakeholders have told us that technological change and the delivery of new services and techniques are beginning to alter the roles that optometrists and dispensing opticians play in delivering eye care.

We also recognise that optical professionals can play an important role in helping to meet the increased need for eye care services from an ageing population and patients with increasingly complex health conditions.

We must ensure that as the optical sector evolves we continue to protect the public by ensuring that the accreditation, quality assurance and standards of education of optical professionals in the UK continues to be fit for purpose. 

 

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