Welcome to the Optometry Scotland website
We keep our members up to date on our ongoing activity through our website, our ‘Newsflash’ and regular email communication, as well as by attending events, meetings and keeping in regular contact with colleagues within the sector.
Our website informs Optometrists, Dispensing Opticians and Patients.
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We want to ensure we’re providing the best possible support for our members so your feedback is essential in order for us to effectively represent our industry.
Any comments, recommendations of topics you’d like to see us focus on can be emailed to TellOS@optometryscotland.org.uk.
Particularly popular enquiries may be used to inform future content on the website with updates, so you can see some of the ways in which we’ve been representing members’ views.
Thank you for your continued support.
Scotland’s only Ophthalmic Dispensing course returns to Glasgow in with industry support
A degree course in ophthalmic dispensing is making a welcome return to Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) in September 2020 as the industry seeks to attract new recruits into the profession. Ophthalmic dispensing is the study of ophthalmic appliances such as spectacles, low vision aids and contact lenses. GCU’s ‘Ophthalmic Dispensing Management’ course brings in a
Modern apprenticeship Optical Assistant qualification (SCQF Level 5)
Optometry Scotland have been involved in the development and implementation of a new Modern Apprenticeship Optical Assistant qualification at SCQF level 5. This qualification is competency based and is aimed at new and existing unqualified staff. Funding is available for three age groups; 16-19, 20-24 and 25+ and all candidates will be funding checked by
First candidates to sign up for Optical Assistant Modern Apprenticeship (SCQF level 5)
The first candidates signed up for the optical assistant modern apprenticeship today Specsavers Irvine. This branch is taking on three new candidates who will complete their modern apprenticeship in this practice. If you would like more information on the competency based qualification, would like to sign up or are an employer who would like to