The College of Optometrists

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The College of Optometrists is the professional, scientific and examining body for optometry in the UK working for the public benefit. The website includes a public information section which includes the following topics:

  • Looking after your eyes - five top tips
  • Eye examinations
  • Eye health issues
  • Parts of the eye
  • Contact lenses
  • What is an Optometrist?
  • Common eye diseases and problems
  • Eyesight problems
  • Spectacles
  • Laser refractive surgery

They also have patient information leaflets on cataracts, eyelid problems, floaters and flashes and macular degeneration. To download go to

Last updated on 05/11/2013

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