Supporting the prevention and treatment of vision impairment since 1629

We are a City Livery Company, founded by Royal Charter in 1629. Our purpose – to support the prevention and treatment of vision impairment – has remained the same for almost four centuries.

Each generation brings new developments and new ways of tackling vision problems. Our membership ranges from those still in training in the optical professions through to world-leading experts in ophthalmology and vision science. Through those members, and our accredited examinations for optical assistants and technicians, we remain at the heart of a craft that every day change people’s lives.

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