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 29,000 optometrists, dispensing opticians, student opticians and optical businesses.

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News & Press Releases

GOC publishes guidance on professional duty of candour

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today published guidance to assist registrants in meeting its standard relating to the professional duty of candour

6 March 2017

GOC publishes guidance on professional duty of candour GOC publishes guidance on professional duty of candour

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today published guidance to assist registrants in meeting its standard relating to the professional duty of candour

6 March 2017

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Use the MyGOC area of our website to find CET in your local area, log your points or update your contact details: 

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Use the MyGOC area of our website to find CET in your local area, log your points or update your contact details: 

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Love Your Lenses
Week, 25-31 March

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From 25-31 March Love Your Lenses Week will explain why it is important to treat contact lenses with love and respect.

Visit the campaign website for more information

GOC research into behaviour and habits of contact lens wearers.