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Information and advice to help you look after your eyes

Your eyes are pretty important. In fact, 64%* of you value your sight more than any other sense and yet 36%* of you admit leaving it ‘months’ – and 13%* of you even leave it ‘years’ before seeking help, even after noticing your eyesight has deteriorated.

Your optometrist is the eye expert on the high street. Your GP knows about your general health, but your optometrist has studied for years to learn all about your eyes – how you can see best, and what to do if things aren’t quite right.

The College of Optometrists, the professional body for optometrists, supports optometrists to give the best healthcare possible to their patients. It encourages people to choose an optometrist with the letters MCOptom or FCOptom after their name. The letters show that an optometrist is a member or Fellow of the College, and committed to the College’s clinical and ethical standards.

Browse this website for information about how your eyes work, how you can look after them, and what you can do if things go wrong.


(*Research was undertaken by Censuswide on behalf of the College of Optometrists. 2,024 people were surveyed.)

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