Contact us


Our telephone number is 020 7580 3898.

Although our office is open, some calls may be directed to staff working remotely. There may occasionally be background noise and we will only answer calls where staff are able to talk confidentially. This may mean call waiting times are longer than you might usually expect. If we can’t answer your call, you’ll be able to leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you prefer, you can make an enquiry by email (see below). 


Please find a list below of emails for each department. For:

Please note: We will only be responding to messages 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.

Visiting our offices

Our address

10 Old Bailey

Office hours

9:00 - 17:00 Mon – Thurs
9:00 - 16:45 Fri

Our central London office is a short walk from Blackfriars and City Thameslink railway stations as well as St Paul's tube. The area is well served by local buses - see for details. See Parkopedia for details and prices of nearby car parks. Please be aware that the office is in the central London congestion charging zone.

Map showing the location of the GOC offices

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Contact us on Twitter and LinkedIn to ask us questions about registering with us, Continuing Professional Development for optical professionals, or any other general queries you may have.

Concerns about a registered optical professional

If you would like to raise a concern about registered optical professional, please visit our 'Raising concerns' section for more information, please do not raise your complaint through social media.