We commenced a Standards Strategic Review in 2013 to look at all the GOC’s standards. This review sought to ensure that our standards continue to reflect good practice now and in the future, while evolving to meet the changing needs of the optical world. This review has now ended.
As part of the review, we:
- developed and published our Standards Framework, explaining the GOC’s role in setting and implementing standards
- developed and published new Standards of Practice for Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians and Standards for Optical Students which came into effect on 1 April 2016
- developed and published our Standards for Optical Businesses which came into effect on 1 October 2019
For details of the consultations undertaken as part of the Standards Strategic Review, please refer to our consultations page.