Optical businesses showcase innovation

A GOC survey of business registrants highlighted high levels of innovation commonly occurring with an increasing uptake of digital technologies.

When asked about innovation in clinical services, 73% of business respondents said they had introduced a new or improved clinical services to patients over the past three years.

However, the GOC noted workforce pressures were a key business challenge and there was also concern about the future of primary eye care.

Steve Brooker, GOC director of regulatory strategy, said ‘It is positive to see so many businesses introducing new services, innovating in service delivery and planning to use new technologies over the coming years, and we will continue to support them to innovate in a responsible way.’

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