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The College

The College acts as the voice of the profession, we set the curriculum and examinations for trainee ophthalmologists, provide training in eye surgery, maintain standards in the practice of ophthalmology, and promote research and advance science in the specialty. Ophthalmologists are at the forefront of eye health services because of their extensive training and experience

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

Museum & History of Ophthalmology

The RCOphth Museum At 18 Stephenson Way, there are over 200 museum pieces on display, many in the bespoke cabinet donated by The Oxford Ophthalmological Congress. The museum consists of a wide collection of ophthalmic and surgical instruments dating from the 18th century. The antiquarian books, numbering over 600, go even further back to the early part of the