When you join the AOP, you’ll be protected, supported and represented throughout your optical career - from your first day at university through to your retirement. Membership gives you the peace of mind and resources that you need to provide first class eye care and get on with the job you love
With over 80% of UK practising optometrists as members, we are the leading provider of medical malpractice insurance for optometrists in the UK and our in-house legal team vigorously defends the reputation and livelihood of our members.
We provide high quality services and benefits to enable our members to fulfil their professional roles.
The optical profession in the UK is changing rapidly and we work on behalf of our members to help shape the sector and positively affect their working lives.
There are so many reasons why our members join and stay with us. Here are some of the key benefits
Avoiding fraud, how to know if it’s really the AOP contacting you
Our Don’t settle ... campaign highlights the value of membership, and the risks non-members may be exposed to
AOP's formal complaints policy
Discover all the ways you can join
Advice on logging in to the AOP website
Make sure you understand the terms and conditions of your membership
Discover our membership grades and rates
Claim tax relief on your membership
Our members explain what they value about their membership
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