GOC appoints Frank Munro as new registrant council member

The General Optical Council (GOC) has appointed Frank Munro as the new Scottish registrant Council member beginning today.  

Frank is a practising optometrist in Glasgow and Lanarkshire, with a keen interest in optometric service development, the management of acute and emergency eyecare, chronic eye disease, low vision, myopia control and complex contact lens design.

He qualified as an independent prescribing optometrist in 2011 and recently achieved the NHS Education for Scotland glaucoma qualification, which enables the autonomous management of glaucoma by optometrists in the community.

Frank has held various roles in professional and Government bodies, including Chair of the UK optometric therapeutic steering group, President of the College of Optometrists, and Chair of the Scottish Committee of Optometrists. He is also co-founder of the Glasgow Integrated Eyecare Service, Lanarkshire Eye-health Network Service and of Optometry Scotland, where he also served as Chair.

Dr Anne Wright CBE, GOC Chair of Council, said: “I’m pleased to welcome Frank to the GOC. Frank has a wealth of skills and experience in the optical industry which will be extremely valuable and insightful as we progress various strategic projects, such as our review of optical education and the implementation of our new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme. I look forward to working with him to continue our overarching mission to protect the public.”