Optometrists and dispensing opticians must be registered with the GOC in order to practice in the UK. The GOC publishes a list of registered optometrists, dispensing opticians and pre-registration optometrists accessible by both businesses and the general public.
Applying for registration
The link below provides access to information relating to registration, including forms, guidance, declarations, renewing and restoration.
GOC registration fee
The GOC registration fee for the year 2018 – 2019 is £340.00
Using a protected title – Body Corporate registration
If you are a body corporate and wish to use a protected title you must also be registered with the GOC (section 28 of the Opticians Act). Further information including forms and cost is available via the link below.
Registration guidance for employers
The GOC outlines the various checks that employers should carry out with the GOC before employing an Optometrist or Dispensing Optician. Please refer to the link below for further information.