When you join the AOP, you’ll be protected, represented and supported 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


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. 


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. 


We provide high quality services and benefits to enable our 16,000+ members to fulfil their professional roles.

Membership benefits

There are so many reasons why our members join and stay with us. Here are some of the key benefits

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Membership rates

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Ways to join the AOP

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Tax relief on your membership fee

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Membership conditions

Make sure you understand the terms and conditions of your membership

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AOPs formal complaints policy

AOP's formal complaints policy

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