The College of Optometrists


Welcome to the Guidance for professional practice

Our mission is to raise standards of optometric education and practice. We do this by providing the necessary evidence-base and by supporting our members in their professional development so they deliver the highest quality of eyecare for the benefit of the public. 

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Published date: 1 November 2014


Knowledge, skills and performance

  • examining
  • managing
  • recording

Safety and quality

  • control
  • concerns
  • safeguarding

Communication, partnership and teamwork

  • boundaries
  • interaction
  • colleagues

Maintaining trust

  • integrity
  • honesty
  • auditing

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FAQs are designed to provide a better understanding

Guidance annexes

Guidance annexes

These include ophthalmic abbreviations

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