Optical Registration Board - Public Consultation on Approved Qualifications Bye-Law 2020

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The Optical Registration Board has opened a public consultation on an Approved Qualifications Bye-Law 2020.


The Optical Registration Board is responsible for protecting the public by promoting high standards of professional conduct, education, training and competence through the statutory registration of optometrists and dispensing opticians.

Details of the Bye-Law

The Registration Board is seeking the views of the public, the relevant profession and other interested parties on the Optical Registration Board Approved Qualifications Bye-Law 2020. This revised bye-law replaces S.I. No. 228 of 2019 to include the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Optometry, Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Optometry, Technological University Dublin

To read the text of the bye-law, please click on the link below:

Optical Registration Board Approved Qualifications Bye-Law 2020

How to submit your views

A report outlining the consultation process will be published on following consideration of all submissions. 

Closing Date

The consultation process will close at 5pm on Tuesday 29 October 2019. Submissions received after this time will not be considered. 

Data Protection and Freedom of Information

Please note that submissions made to CORU during our public consultations are subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2014.The information provided to CORU consultations will be stored in a secure and confidential manner by CORU and will only be used for the purposes outlined. It will be deleted in line with our record retention policy. After each public consultation CORU publishes a consultation report on this website that contains a summary of comments received, CORU’s response to those, and lists the individual names or organisations that have given their feedback, where those have been provided.