The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is the voice of the ophthalmic profession. We provide professional development guidance, training and educational activities for all our members and encourage the sharing of best practice and achievements to foster greater learnings. College officers, committees, members, other eye care professionals and specialist staff actively contribute to our work and support the development of policy and standards to safeguard patient care and a sustainable workforce.
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists leads on workforce and medical guidance to influence and shape UK eye care services for the benefit of patients and the ophthalmic workforce. We work with all organisations in the national health system, including primary care, secondary care and independent sector providers to develop healthcare and workforce policies to maintain patient care to the highest standards and a sustainable future for ophthalmology to meet the increasing demands of the ageing population.