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Public perceptions of the optical profession

This research was commissioned by GOC to better understand the views and experiences of the general public, and what the public expects from the regulator.

It highlights high levels of confidence in, and satisfaction with, opticians among the public. However, the report also indicates that there is low awareness of the role opticians can play in the detection of eye health problems, compared with testing sight and improving vision. There is also low awareness of the role optometrists can play in treating acute eye problems. More ...