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

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News & Press Releases

News from Council - 29 July 2015

News from our Council meeting on 29 July 2015, including an agreement of new standards of practice and plans to consult on a voluntary code of practice for online contact lens suppliers - press release

29 July 2015

News from Council - 29 July 2015 News from Council - 29 July 2015

News from our Council meeting on 29 July 2015, including an agreement of new standards of practice and plans to consult on a voluntary code of practice for online contact lens suppliers - press release

29 July 2015

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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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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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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.

Log in to MyCET to find a local peer review session