Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO)

ABDO is the qualifying body for dispensing opticans in the UK.

Association of Optometrists (AOP)

As the leading professional organisation in the UK for optometrists, the AOP promotes the profession and the development of high professional and clinical standards.

General Optical Council (GOC)

The regulatory body responsible for the registration of optometrists and dispensing opticians in the UK and overseeing continuing professional development and education.

Optical Consumer Complaints Service (OCCS)

The independent body set up to try to settle complaints from members of the public who are not satisfied with the goods and services received from a registered optical practice.

Macular Society

Charity giving advice and support to those with macular conditions.

Look After Your Eyes

Website created by the College of Optometrists with information about eye health and FAQs.

My Kids Vision

Free online tool that helps parents assess and manage myopia risks for their kids.


Charity giving advice and support to those living with sight loss.

NHS Coronavirus Advice

The latest coronavirus advice from the NHS

Contact Lens Care

Information from the College of Optometrists on how to care for your contact lenses including short videos on insertion and removal. This is to complement information given by your optometrist.