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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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Eye care regulator commits to working with optical sector to reduce barriers to community based eye care services

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for opticians, has today committed to working with the optical sector to reduce the barriers to the provision of community based eye care services - press release

9 January 2017

Eye care regulator commits to working with optical sector to reduce barriers to community based eye care services Eye care regulator commits to working with optical sector to reduce barriers to community based eye care services

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for opticians, has today committed to working with the optical sector to reduce the barriers to the provision of community based eye care services - press release

9 January 2017

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