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AOP Annual Report

Key highlights and developments for the AOP in 2017

2018 Annual report

Health and wellbeing was a key theme in 2017, with our free, anonymous Peer Support Line (PSL) launching in May. 

Our continued investment in promoting the profession saw the launch of our Voice of Optometry panel, and off the back of it, our inaugural Don’t swerve a sight test campaign, which helped us achieve 327 pieces of media coverage in 2017, an increase of 174% on the previous year.

Building relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and decision-makers was a key part of our 2017 strategy. Through our new Honorary Associates programme we have a knowledgeable and influential cohort of eight eye health ambassadors, from the House of Commons and Lords, to enter debates and ask questions on our behalf

Thanks to generous funding from the Central Optical Fund, we launched a second legal drama On the record: team under pressure, which highlighted the pressures practices face and the AOP support available.

With over 81% market share of optometrists, we are truly representative of the profession and we continue to invest in our core services to grow in alignment with member requirements.

Read about these and our other highlights in our 2018 Annual Report.

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The AOP's AGM will be held on 5 June 2018 at the AOP's offices in London.

Financial statements

Members can access our financial statements