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Registration

Optometrists and dispensing opticians must be registered with us to practise in the UK.

We publish registers of all optometrists, dispensing opticians, student opticians, and optical businesses who are qualified and fit to practise, train or carry on business.  You can read about the importance of checking your optician is registered in this booklet:
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This section contains information about the Opticians Registers, guidance on how to apply for registration, and much more.

Use the links on the left to find what you need. If you can’t see what you’re looking for, contact us.

Content Panels

Search our registers

Search our registers

Find a registered individual practitioner or business.

MyGOC area

MyGOC area

Registrants can update their contact details, log CET points or complete their annual retention.

Registration forms

Registration forms

Download any of our registration forms, including restoration, specialty and student transfer.

About registration

About registration

Read about the importance of checking an optician's registration