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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GOC registration renewal open for 2017/18

Optometrists, dispensing opticians and optical businesses can renew their annual General Optical Council (GOC) registration now for the year beginning 1 April 2017. Registrants can apply online by logging in to their MyGOC account at www.optical.org - press release

18 January 2017

GOC registration renewal open for 2017/18 GOC registration renewal open for 2017/18

Optometrists, dispensing opticians and optical businesses can renew their annual General Optical Council (GOC) registration now for the year beginning 1 April 2017. Registrants can apply online by logging in to their MyGOC account at www.optical.org - press release

18 January 2017

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Retention deadline - passed

Closing Date 15 March 2016

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