Useful Links

Here we have provided a selection of useful links to help you to discover more about your eye health, your available optical facilities and support systems.


A site dedicated to providing useful and up to date information about your sight and eye health. Includes information about how your eyes work, advice for how you can look after them and what to do if you experience problems.

The Bristol Eye Hospital is a leader amongst the specialist hospitals in the UK, with 24 ophthalmic consultants and a range of professional staff, including optometrists and pharmacists. The hospital offers a daytime emergency assessment and treatment service and accepts outpatient appointments.


Vision North Somerset are a local charity based in Weston-super-mare, providing a range of advice and rehabilitation services to support blind and visually impaired people.

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is a nationwide charity that offers support and advice to more than 2 million people who suffer from sight loss. They are committed to helping people live comfortably and independently with sight loss conditions.

Optical and Professional Bodies:

The Sight Care group works to support and promote the value of using local, independent opticians for regular sight tests and eye care.

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians works to support and promote the benefits and status of dispensing opticians. They also promote study into the optical sciences and the better training of dispensing opticians.

The College of Optometrists is the examining body for optometrists working in the UK. They support optometrists in all aspects of their professional development, providing training, advice and opportunities.

The General Optical Council (GOC) oversees and regulates individual optical professionals in the UK. They are responsible for setting and maintaining standards for optical training and performance.