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About Us

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists believes that everyone should have access to high quality eye care.  We champion excellence in the practice of ophthalmology through standards in training, education and assessment of ophthalmologists; supporting the promotion of research and innovation throughout the ophthalmic community.

We are the only professional membership body for medically qualified ophthalmologists and for those who are undergoing specialist training to become ophthalmologists. You can find out about more about ophthalmology, the College and our strategy for ensuring the NHS hospital eye service is accessible to all eye patients at the point of need and contributing to the debate on workforce and patient care.

Our three year RCOphth Strategic Plan 2020-2022, sets out our purpose and how we will deliver the aims of leadership in the eye health sector, influencing health policy and evolving the role of the College through better working and governance practice.