About the AOP

About the Association of Optometrists

Promoting the profession, protecting the professional

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) is the leading optometry membership organisation in the UK.

We provide high quality services and benefits to enable our 16,000 members to fulfil their professional roles. We are the only membership body solely dedicated to the support of individual practitioners and we put our members at the heart of everything we do.

We are the leading provider of medical malpractice insurance for optometrists in the UK and our in-house legal team defends the reputation and livelihood of our members.

As a founding member of the Optical Confederation, we work closely with other optical bodies to lobby national decision-makers on issues related to the eye health agenda. We respond to consultations on behalf of our members, to ensure their voice is heard on a national level.