Our Standards of Practice define the standards of behaviour and performance we expect of all registered optometrists and dispensing opticians.
Listen to patients and ensure they are at the heart of the decisions made about their care.
Communicate effectively with your patient
Obtain valid consent
Show care and compassion for your patients
Keep your knowledge and skills up to date.
Recognise, and work within, your limits of competence
Conduct appropriate assessments, examinations, treatments and referrals
Maintain adequate patient records
Ensure that supervision is undertaken appropriately and complies with the law
Work collaboratively with colleagues in the interests of patients
Protect and safeguard patients, colleagues and others from harm
Ensure a safe environment for your patients
Show respect and fairness to others and do not discriminate
Maintain confidentiality and respect your patients’ privacy
Maintain appropriate boundaries with others
Be honest and trustworthy
Do not damage the reputation of your profession through your conduct
Respond to complaints effectively