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

Brexit and optics

This page covers some optics-related questions and answers that our members may be thinking about as the March 2019 Brexit deadline approaches

Campaigns

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

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

Lobbying

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

Position statements

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

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

The term sight test

Why the AOP uses the term sight test in its public-facing communications