Member testimonials

Our members explain what they value about their membership

Why I'm a member

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AOP member values Gillian Whitby AOP member Caroline Christie AOP member Lavinia de Souza

"As practice partner and optometrist, it’s vital that I’m up to speed on the latest clinical, legal and regulatory guidance. With the AOP I know I’m in expert hands."
Gillian Whitby, Optometrist and AOPmember

"I really appreciate the clinical guidance on contact lenses and safe practice, and the patient materials are a great resource for my practice."
Caroline Christie, Optometrist and AOP member
"The AOP listens to its members. I know my views as an individual optometrist count, and I can make my voice heard on the issues affecting me and my profession."
Lavinia de Souza, Optometrist and AOP member

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Optometrist and AOP member Nilpa Shah Optometrist and AOP member Tracey Gould Optometrist and AOP member Asif Tufail
"Being a member gives me peace of mind. The insurance package reflects my needs as a practitioner and it’s reassuring to know that AOP’s clinical, regulatory and legal expertise is only a phone call away."
Nilpa Shah, Optometrist and AOP member
"Being a member helps my career. With Optometry Today’s CPD articles and videos it’s easy to top up my points. The AOP’s events are also a great way to network and develop new skills."
Tracey Gauld, Optometrist and AOP member
"As a member, I know I have a voice on the issues affecting my profession. The AOP stands up for me as an individual practitioner, and represents my profession to government and the general public."
Asif Tufail, Optometrist and AOP member

Members value our services

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"The AOP understands my needs and prioritises my interests as an individual professional. It’s reassuring to know I’m covered by the experts with their insurance package, and as a member, I can talk to one of their in-house professional experts anytime I need legal, clinical or regulatory advice."
Mohsin Pirbhai, Optometrist and AOP member
"Being a member means I’m always up to date with sector news, and I get sent helpful guidance on a range of issues affecting my day-to-day practice. I look forward to reading the membership journal, Optometry Today, and the email updates – they’re always relevant and useful."
Sabrina Southern, Optometrist and AOP member
"The AOP has an excellent understanding of the challenges facing optometrists like me in the profession today. As a member, I know I have a voice on the important issues affecting optometry, and along with thousands of other AOP members, I can help develop and protect the sector in these changing times."
Robert Owen, Optometrist and AOP member

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