Ophthalmic training and education overview


Ophthalmology curriculum – available on the General Medical Council website, which also provides information on the standards, guidance and curricula for medical education and training in the UK.

Education and Training – information on Ophthalmology training available on the Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ website.

UCL Institute of Ophthalmology – information on education and training available.

Moorfields Optometry Education – information on intensive clinical courses provided.

FAQ on Optometry – the College of Optometrists has information on the profession, how to become an optometrist and what qualifications and training are required.


Useful organisations/websites

Royal College of Ophthalmologists – an independent charity, the College sets the curriculum and examinations for trainee ophthalmologists, provide training, maintain standards and promote research in the specialty.

The College of Optometrists – the professional body for optometrists, qualifying the profession and delivering guidance, development and training.



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