Media hub

Our busy press office promotes the work of the College and our members. We deal with a range of media enquiries and launch awareness campaigns to keep the public informed about the importance of regular eye examinations and the role of the optometrist.

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Press releases

We regularly issue news releases. You can find the most recent here.

The College in the news

The College and our members are often in the news, providing expert opinion, offering advice and guidance and even making the headlines. Find out what we're saying and where we're saying it.

Media campaigns

Our regular public campaigns help to raise awareness of the importance of good eye health care and regular eye examinations, and the role of the optometrist in maintaining vision.

Case studies for journalists

We have a growing collection of case studies, provided by our members, which we are happy to share with journalists.

Members and the media

If you have a newsworthy, unusual case to share, we'd love to hear from you. We can also help you deal with your local media.


For media enquiries, please contact:

Ann-Marie Gannon 
PR Manager 
Telephone: 020 7766 4342 

For out of hours enquiries please contact:

Please give as much information as possible so we can identify and reach the most appropriate expert spokesperson to meet your deadlines. We are keen to support requests for media interviews and briefings.