Eligible optical businesses have been encouraged to become GOC registered.

The GOC has suggested that any optical businesses who are eligible should consider registering themselves in order to reap the benefits that come with it.

Alistair Bridge, GOC director of strategy, said: ‘Business registration can also enhance trust from optical professionals because it gives them confidence that their employer operates to the same high professional standards as they do. Additionally, it could give NHS commissioners more confidence about the high standards of the sector as optical professionals take on more clinically complex work. Currently thousands of UK optical businesses are registered with the GOC, from small independents to large well-known national chains. But we’re encouraging all those who are unregistered to do so and enjoy the benefits of extra trust.’