GOC erases Manchester based student dispensing optician

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to erase Sanna Aslam, a student dispensing optician based in Manchester, from its register. She will now be unable to undertake training as a student dispensing optician in the UK.

A GOC Fitness to Practise Committee found her fitness to practise impaired by reason of misconduct. This related to her dishonestly obtaining a number of free trial daily contact lenses for someone she knew.

Ms Aslam has until 20 February 2020 to appeal her erasure.