Resources for journalists

Get an introduction to optometry with our key fact sheets

We are committed to improving knowledge about the work of optometrists and other optical professionals. We have designed these resources to provide as much information on the optical sector and eye health to help our external stakeholders understand and explain the role of the optometrist in the nation's eye health.

The list of topics covered is shown below, where you can also view the content as individual web pages, or download as individual files.

Key fact sheet topics

1. How sight tests are funded in the UK

2. The optical professions and how they are regulated 

3. The risks of delaying a sight test 

4. The sight test and eye examination 

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