Career development

Whether you're interested in domiciliary, hospital optometry or high street - with our in-depth knowledge and expertise, we bring you tools, advice and support through every stage of your career

Entering optometry

Thinking about a career in optics? Here’s what you need to know

Guidance for practitioners participating in extended services

Information for practitioners providing primary care and community monitoring services

Hospital optometry

Information, resources and advice for a career in hospital optometry

Optometrists’ futures

A survey of recruitment, retention and career aspirations of the optometric workforce

Pre-registration optometrists

Find expert tips and advice whether in your in pre-registration period or just about to qualify

Qualifying in independent prescribing

How to qualify as an independent prescriber


Support from your first year as a student through to your graduation