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GOC erases Harrow based student optometrist

2 Dec 2019

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The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to erase Deepa Acharya, a student optometrist based in Harrow, from its register. She will now be unable to undertake training as a student optometrist in the UK.

A GOC Fitness to Practise Committee found her fitness to train impaired by reason of misconduct related to lying about her A level and first year university results on a university application.

Ms Acharya has until 7 January 2020 to appeal her erasure.





1. The full determination is available at

2. A full transcript of the hearing is available on request and payment of an administration charge.

3. A briefing on how the FTP process works is available at:

4. The registrant’s date of most recent registration with the GOC as a student optometrist was 14 July 2017. Her GOC registration number is SO-11704. Her last registered contact address was in Harrow, England.

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