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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Information for recent applicants

This is one of the busiest times of the year for the Registration team due to the high volumes of applications that we receive from students and fully qualified applicants applying to join registers.

25 August 2017

Information for recent applicants Information for recent applicants

This is one of the busiest times of the year for the Registration team due to the high volumes of applications that we receive from students and fully qualified applicants applying to join registers.

25 August 2017

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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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Login to MyGOC

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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A big thank you to all of our stakeholders who supported Love Your Lenses Week from 25-31 March!

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