Policy

Our lobbying and policy work shapes the optical sector on behalf of members. Through our positions and consultation responses, we influence the government, media and public opinion, raising the issues that matter to optometrists and improve patient care

Consultations

We respond to consultations from government, regulators and healthcare bodies, to explain our members’ views and influence new policy and guidance affecting the optical sector

Position statements

Our pages on sight test fees, children’s eye care and CET grants highlight our position on the issues that affect you

Campaigns

Read about our current campaigns and how we are engaging with our members to give a collective voice to the optical profession

Europe and optometry

What has the European Union (EU) meant for optometry?

Lobbying

Our guide to lobbying your MP and raising the profile of optometry

Representing members' interests

We represent your interests at a local and national level

Research for the profession

Assessing the impact of technology on the optical sector