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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 suspends Exeter-based optometrist

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to suspend John Margetts, an optometrist based in Exeter, from its register for a period of 12 months - press release

17 August 2017

GOC suspends Exeter-based optometrist GOC suspends Exeter-based optometrist

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to suspend John Margetts, an optometrist based in Exeter, from its register for a period of 12 months - press release

17 August 2017

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