GOC suspends Glenrothes based optometrist from register

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to suspend Kirsty Watson, an optometrist based in Glenrothes in Scotland, from its register for three months. 

A GOC Fitness to Practise Committee found her fitness to practise impaired by reason of misconduct. This is in relation to failing to conduct adequate eye examinations on a patient on two occasions; and failing to maintain an adequate standard of record keeping on the same patient.

Ms Watson has until 28 February 2024 to appeal against her suspension. 

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