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GOC response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) emergency

The General Optical Council (GOC) wants to ensure that everyone in the optical professions is aware of the steps the GOC has taken in light of the COVID-19 emergency.

GOC erases Staffordshire based student dispensing optician

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to erase Taseer Kazi, a student dispensing optician based in Staffordshire, from its register.

GOC erases Leicester based student dispensing optician

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to erase Shamir Kazi, a student dispensing optician based in Leicester, from its register.

GOC successfully removes reported illegal spectacle sales on Amazon

The General Optical Council (GOC) has successfully worked with Amazon UK to remove several reports of illegal sales of adjustable focus spectacles online.

GOC sets out position on lissamine green

The General Optical Council (GOC) has published a statement on the use of CE-marked lissamine green ophthalmic strips to assist registrants in ensuring they act in the interests of the public.

Dr David Parkins reappointed as member of GOC Council

The General Optical Council (GOC) has reappointed registrant Council member Dr David Parkins for another four years, commencing 15 March 2020.

Statement on referrals for cataract surgery

GOC statement on referrals for cataract surgery

How we will continue to regulate in light of novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Today we have published a joint statement with other professional regulators across the UK on how we will continue to regulate in light of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

Help us build the new GOC website!

We’re redeveloping www.optical.org and MyGOC and we would like your help to do it!

News from Council 26 February 2020

The GOC is launching a new strategic plan in April 2020 which sets out the organisation’s vision over the next five years.

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