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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GOC announces Education Strategic Review

The General Optical Council has today set out plans to review education in the optical sector - press release

5 May 2016

GOC announces Education Strategic Review GOC announces Education Strategic Review

The General Optical Council has today set out plans to review education in the optical sector - press release

5 May 2016

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