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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 28,000 optometrists, dispensing opticians, student opticians and optical businesses.

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GOC research shows high level of confidence in opticians

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today published its research report Public Perceptions of the Optical Professions, finding a high level of confidence in opticians - press release

24 July 2015

GOC research shows high level of confidence in opticians GOC research shows high level of confidence in opticians

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today published its research report Public Perceptions of the Optical Professions, finding a high level of confidence in opticians - press release

24 July 2015

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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.

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