About the GOC

We are the regulator for the optical professions in the UK. Our purpose is to protect the public by promoting high standards of education, performance and conduct amongst opticians. We currently register around 30,000 optometrists, dispensing opticians, student opticians and optical businesses.

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News & Press Releases

Newly qualified optometrists want more clinical training before qualifying

Most newly qualified optical professionals think they didn’t get enough clinical experience during the academic parts of their training, according to new General Optical Council (GOC) research - press release

25 June 2018

Newly qualified optometrists want more clinical training before qualifying Newly qualified optometrists want more clinical training before qualifying

Most newly qualified optical professionals think they didn’t get enough clinical experience during the academic parts of their training, according to new General Optical Council (GOC) research - press release

25 June 2018

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Love Your Lenses Week 2018 took place on 24-30 March 2018.

Thank you to eveyone who took part in the camapign. More information can be found here www.loveyourlenses.com.