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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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News from Council 10 May 2017

Council welcomed the detailed and considered submissions that were received from over 50 stakeholders in response to the call for evidence on the Education Strategic Review. They discussed and approved the publication of an independent report summarising the responses and agreed the next steps for the project - press release

11 May 2017

News from Council 10 May 2017 News from Council 10 May 2017

Council welcomed the detailed and considered submissions that were received from over 50 stakeholders in response to the call for evidence on the Education Strategic Review. They discussed and approved the publication of an independent report summarising the responses and agreed the next steps for the project - press release

11 May 2017

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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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