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Get an introduction to optometry with our key fact sheets

We are committed to improving knowledge about the work of optometrists and other optical professionals. We have designed these resources to provide as much information on the optical sector and eye health to help our external stakeholders understand and explain the role of the optometrist in the nation's eye health.

A guide to optometry in the UK: Key fact sheets pack

Get a thorough introduction to the optical sector with our key fact sheets pack v1 (.zip file, 192KB).

The list of topics covered is shown below, where you can also view the content as individual web pages, or download as individual files.

Key fact sheet topics

1. Common eye conditions - eye disease
web page | PDF download

2. Common eye conditions - refractive error
web page | PDF download

3. How sight tests are funded in the UK
web page | PDF download

4. The optical professions and how they are regulated
web page | PDF download

5. The risks of delaying a sight test
web page | PDF download

6. The sight test and eye examination
web page | PDF download

For all press enquiries please contact AOP Communications team at communications@aop.org.uk