For patients

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) represents eye health professionals across the UK. Read our advice and blogs on looking after your eye sight, managing eye conditions, the sight test and information on how optometrists help care for your vision

Patient leaflet pack - updated

Download our patient leaflets to learn more about eye health and specific eye conditions

Top tips for healthy eyes

Everyday tips on caring for your eyes

The sight test explained

Find out why regular sight tests are important in our short animated video and patient leaflet

Advice for contact lens wearers

Practical advice for soft and rigid lens wearers; members can download patient leaflets and top tips video for use in practice

Don't swerve a sight test

Join our campaign to make UK roads safer by promoting regular sight tests for all drivers, so we can reduce the number of accidents

Driving and vision standards

What standard of vision is needed for driving?

Advice on eye conditions

Get advice on a range of common eye conditions; symptoms and treatment

Children's eye health

Our new resources help raise awareness of the importance of children’s eye health

Who's who in your optical practice

Don't know your optometrist from your optician? Meet your optical team

NHS sight test eligibility - across the UK

Find out if you're eligible for an NHS-funded sight test, whether you're in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland

Eye care blogs

Read our expert eye care blogs and learn more about your vision