2019 membership offer terms and conditions

The 2019 free membership offer is available from 11 October 2019 until 31 December 2019.

The offer is valid for GOC-registered optometrists joining on the AOP Newly-Qualified membership grade, or upgrading their membership to Newly-Qualified. Those who live or practise overseas and those joining on any other AOP membership grade are not included within this offer.

The Newly-Qualified membership category is available to newly-qualified optometrists who work in the UK, Channel Islands or the Republic of Ireland, and who qualified in 2019.

The offer is only available for those paying by Direct Debit from a UK bank or building society.

We reserve the right to exclude those who have redeemed free period offers in previous years.

The free trial 2019 AOP membership offer is made to you by the Association of Optometrists (2 Woodbridge Street, London, EC1R 0DG) and entitles you to join the AOP for free from 11 October until 31 December 2019.

Your free trial will start as soon as your membership application has been processed and verified by our membership team. Acceptance of membership and cover is subject to our standard membership terms and conditions.

During the trial period, trial members, aside from those upgrading their membership from an active AOP Pre-registration membership grade, will not be able to access the AOP's in-house legal services. All trial members can make use of AOP's 24 hour legal helpline for non-optometry issues by calling 0345 250 0762.

Should you choose not to continue with AOP membership following the trial, and a claim is notified to the AOP in relation to the period you were a trial member, you will need to re-join the Association for a period to be agreed.

By applying for the free membership trial and submitting your online application with your Direct Debit payment details, you automatically accept our membership terms and conditions and consent to us using your payment details in accordance with our membership terms and conditions.

We will begin to charge you the appropriate 2020 membership fee, as per our membership terms and conditions, from the end of your free trial period (31 December 2019) unless you cancel before the deadline date (midnight 6 December 2019).

We will contact you with your membership Direct Debit payment schedule no less than 10 days prior to midnight 1 January 2020 in accordance with our membership terms and conditions and the Direct Debit Guarantee scheme.

If you decide that you do not want to be a paying member of the AOP, you can cancel your membership at any time before the free trial period deadline (midnight 6 December 2019) by emailing . We will need to receive notice of your cancellation before the free trial period deadline (midnight 6 December 2019). To cancel as a paying member of the AOP, our membership terms and conditions will apply.

The free trial may not be used in conjunction with any other offers or promotions.

You may only use this offer once.

The AOP reserves the right to modify or withdraw this offer at any time at its absolute discretion without notice or liability. The AOP may also change these terms and conditions at any time without notice or liability.