The College of Optometrists. A history 1980-1998

Catalogue Number: 1346
The College of Optometrists. A history 1980-1998
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Hewett collection
Author: LYNCH Martin, COLE Phillip
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1999
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Printed in Malaysia
Publisher/Manufacturer: Trollope Rutland Associates Ltd
Description Of Item: Original pictorial dust wrapper, original gold decorated red cloth covers, 311 pp. Many colour photographs. Signed on front fly leaf by the authors
Historical Significance: Lynch is an historian, Cole is a now retired optometrist. The College of Optometrists is the professional, scientific and examining body for optometry in the United Kingdom, working for the public benefit. It was established in 1980 by three separate bodies, the former British Optical Association and the Scottish Association of Opticians (both of which were disbanded) and the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers which surrendered its examining function to the new College. The College was granted a Royal Charter in 1996. The College provides the Scheme for Registration, continuous professional development opportunities, and advice and guidance on professional conduct and standards. The scheme of registration involves the supervision of the pre-registration year of practice optometrists undertake after graduating from a three year optometry course and the conduct of professional examinations to qualify for registration. It also runs a Museum, that was established by the British Optical Association. It is located in Craven Street off The Strand near Trafalgar Square London.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum (Abe Books $50)
Date Acquired: Nov 2009
Condition: Fine
Location: Nathan Library. Hewett collection

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