Research reveals public perceptions of opticians

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19 July 2019
Source: General Optical Council

Today the GOC published the 2019 Public perceptions research and supporting infographic, which explores how patients view and interact with opticians and the services they provide. The research findings encompass a range of topics, including where patients would go if they had an eye health problem, their views on the quality of care, the frequency of contact with opticians and

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BBC Wales: Drivers should have mandatory eyesight test, says top optician

18 September 2018
Source: BBC Wales

Motorists should have to pass mandatory sight tests to stop people with dangerously poor eyesight driving, a top optician has said. It comes after a father was killed by a driver who defied an optician’s warning to stay off the road in 2015. Chief of Optometry Wales Sali Davies, said opticians are being put in an “uncomfortable” position as it

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GOC erases London based student dispensing optician

28 June 2018
Source: GOC

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to erase Anuradha Sharma, a student dispensing optician based London, from its register. She will now be unable to train as a dispensing optician in the UK. A GOC Fitness to Practise Committee found her fitness to practise impaired by reason of misconduct, related to

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