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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News & Press Releases

News from Council 26 July 2017

All the news from July's Council meeting, including Love Your Lenses, Education Strategic Review, Accreditation of Prior Learning and consensual disposal of Fitness to Practise cases

27 July 2017

News from Council 26 July 2017 News from Council 26 July 2017

All the news from July's Council meeting, including Love Your Lenses, Education Strategic Review, Accreditation of Prior Learning and consensual disposal of Fitness to Practise cases

27 July 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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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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Thank you!

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

Visit the campaign website for more information