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Tempted by cheaper insurance for your practice?

With the AOP, practice owners get so much more than medical malpractice insurance. Don't settle for anything less.

Male optometrist at practice

You’re covered for the acts and omissions of dispensing opticians and other practice staff

Without vicarious liability insurance, you could be liable for the actions of an employee. We include vicarious liability insurance as standard as part of your membership*.

Your business is covered if a claim comes in after an employee or locum member has stopped working for you

As long as you have the vicarious liability cover through your AOP membership when the claim is notified, your business will be covered*. 

Our in-house team are experts at protecting your business and professional reputation

We don’t outsource our services. You can see the names, job titles and direct numbers for our 50+ team of experts online on Our people page.

Our journal, Optometry Today (OT) keeps you up to date with the latest news and technology in the profession 

Our award-wining journal, Optometry Today, is packed with news, features, CET and CPD, which members highly value, plus regular email updates to keep you and your team informed. 

You and your team have access to the best education and development opportunities

Our education and professional development programme provides year-round opportunities for you and your team to gain CET points and develop professional skills through webinars, online peer discussions, OT CET and events.  

And much more 

Our jobs board, GOS audit tool, and locum and pre-reg vacancy listings are all free to use for members. Our employment law team can advise you if you have an issue with an employee. And your business can also benefit from our patient leaflets and public eye health campaign resources.

“After I sold my practice, I was implicated in a legal matter when the new owner was sued and I received court papers. I immediately called the AOP legal team. They handled it so professionally and swiftly, I cannot recommend membership strongly enough. It's worth every penny.”

AOP member and business owner

*Subject to all optometrists in the business (owners, employees and locums) being AOP members