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 26,000 optometrists, dispensing opticians, student opticians and optical businesses.

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VISION 2020 UK announce the General Optical Council as a new member organisation

VISION 2020 UK, the umbrella charity bringing together agencies across the eye health and sight loss sector, are pleased to announce the General Optical Council as a new member organisation - press release

23 April 2015

VISION 2020 UK announce the General Optical Council as a new member organisation VISION 2020 UK announce the General Optical Council as a new member organisation

VISION 2020 UK, the umbrella charity bringing together agencies across the eye health and sight loss sector, are pleased to announce the General Optical Council as a new member organisation - press release

23 April 2015

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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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Peer review CET -

Closing Date 31 December 2015

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All optometrists and contact lens opticians must take part in a peer review session during the 2013-15 CET cycle.

Log in to MyCET to find a local peer review session