Our legal cover is an integral part of our membership and tailor-made for you. We cover individual optometrists and dispensing opticians whether you’re employed, self-employed, an employer or a locum

Who’s got your back? Support when you need it the most

The AOP is uniquely positioned to support and defend its members


AOP insurance provides a range of cover including professional and vicarious liability


Our defence package protects your interests, reputation and right to practise

Dealing with complaints

Facing a complaint can be a distressing experience, here's how to deal with it

Notification of a GOC investigation

How we support members during a GOC investigation

Employment law

We keep you up to date on the latest employment law, guidance and regulations

Patient confidentiality

When and why can you share patient records?

Driving and the DVLA

A guide to disclosing patient information to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)

Common legal FAQs

Our legal team deal with your most frequent queries

Lone working guidance

Guidance developed in conjunction with the Optical Confederation