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 30,000 optometrists, dispensing opticians, student opticians and optical businesses.

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News from Council 15 November 2017

Council agreed to proceed with a consultation on the concepts and principles that should underpin a system of optical education and training fit for the future in the next phase of the Education Strategic Review. This consultation follows our Call for Evidence and extensive engagement with a wide range of stakeholders from across the UK - press release

17 November 2017

News from Council 15 November 2017 News from Council 15 November 2017

Council agreed to proceed with a consultation on the concepts and principles that should underpin a system of optical education and training fit for the future in the next phase of the Education Strategic Review. This consultation follows our Call for Evidence and extensive engagement with a wide range of stakeholders from across the UK - press release

17 November 2017

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