Professional Standards

Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO)

College of Optometrists

General Optical Council (GOC)

GOC - Fitness to Practise Regulations

The General Optical Council (GOC) is the statutory body which regulates dispensing opticians and optometrists and bodies corporate carrying on business as optometrists or dispensing opticians. The GOC's main aims are to protect the public and promote high standards of professional conduct and education amongst opticians.  For more information about the GOC, click here

Documents relating to the GOC’s fitness to practise regulations: