Education and CPD

Optometrists and dispensing opticians need comprehensive and relevant training so that they can deliver good standards of eye care throughout their careers.

We assess and approve the quality and content of optical education and oversee a mandatory CPD scheme for all fully-qualified optometrists and dispensing opticians.

You can find out more in the sections below.

Information about optical education, training and quality assurance process.

It is essential that eye care practitioners keep their skills up to date and develop new ones in order to keep patients safe. Requiring registrants to complete CPD is one way we protect the public.