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

Amsler chart

Use an Amsler chart to monitor your central vision

AOP patient leaflet pack

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

Children's eye health

Our advice on taking care of young eyes

Contact lens advice

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

Driving and vision standards

What standard of vision is needed for driving?

Eye care blogs

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

Eye condition advice

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

Find an optometrist

Resources to help you find an optometrist or an opticians in your area

NHS sight test eligibility

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

Sight test explained

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

Tinted and coloured filters for visual discomfort

Our advice for patients on using tinted and coloured filters

Top tips for healthy eyes

Everyday tips on caring for your eyes


Our videos are ideal for explaining the importance of sight tests and eye health to patients

Who's who in your optical practice

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

Your prescription explained

Help understanding your refractive error prescription