About AOP

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) is a membership organisation for optometrists and other optical professionals. We protect, support and represent our members throughout their careers


With over 80% of UK practising optometrists as members, we are the leading provider of medical malpractice insurance for optometrists in the UK and our in-house legal team vigorously defends the reputation and livelihood of our members.


We provide high quality services and benefits to enable our members to fulfil their professional roles.


The optical profession in the UK is changing rapidly and we work on behalf of our members to help shape the sector and positively affect their working lives.

AOP's mission, vision and values

Discover more about what drives us

AOP structure

Our Board, Council and committees play a crucial role in our work

AOP news

Discover the latest news and developments from the AOP

Our people

Meet our team at the Association of Optometrists

Media centre

Visit our media centre for press releases, expert quotes and image requests

Marketing opportunities

We offer a range of advertising and sponsorship opportunities

Contact the AOP

Got a query? Get in touch with a member of our team

Job vacancies at the AOP and OT

Discover the latest job vacancies at the AOP and Optometry Today

Why work for us

We believe in creating outstanding work in a progressive and creative environment

AOP Annual Report 2017

Key highlights and developments for the AOP in 2016