AOP Infection control and prevention certificate 2021

In association with Optometry Today  (OT ) and supported by Johnson & Johnson Vision

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Our updated 2021 Infection control and prevention certificate has been designed by our expert clinical team to give optometrists and dispensing opticians, and your patients, confidence, and reassurance when in practice.

The pre-recorded, 45-minute, online lecture explains how to protect staff and patients in optometric practice during the coronavirus pandemic, covering:

  • How the virus is spread and how to control this, for example, by screening patients for symptoms
  • Handwashing
  • Social distancing
  • Correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Methods of cleaning including surface survival of Sars-Cov-2
  • Disinfection and sterilisation
  • Ventilation and air filtration
  • Vaccinations

Member access

All UK practising and pre-registration AOP members and OT subscribers are encouraged to take the certificate, even if they previously completed it in 2020, and can do so on the OTwebsite.


AOP members and OT subscribers who are qualified optometrists and dispensing opticians can also earn 1 CET point with successful completion of the certificate.

The certificate

After watching the lecture, you will be directed to complete a series of related multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Upon successful completion of the MCQs you will be able to download your certificate. There is a space bottom left of the certificate to add a practice logo, should you wish to.

Please note, the insert image feature is not supported in Apple Preview of Foxit PDF, so members will have to do this manually in those programmes.

Take the certificate

Non-member access

After feedback about the usefulness of the content for the wider practice team, we have made the 2021 pre-recorded lecture accessible to all.

If you are not an AOP member or OT subscriber, you can watch the video below.

Please note: you will not be able to obtain a certificate or CET point by doing so.

Infection control pre-recorded lecture