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Free trial offer

Join the AOP

Try our membership for free, for a limited time only

Find out how the AOP compares to other providers. Join today and enjoy free trial membership for the rest of 2018.*

don't settle for second best

How you're protected with the AOP

  • Unrivalled legal defence for individual members
  • Employment law advice and resources for employees and employers
  • Union representation and support with employment disputes
  • Expert clinical and regulatory guidance and advice
  • Insurance and indemnity cover, with free retrospective and run-off cover as standard

Download our comparison table to see how AOP compares with other providers

AOP member testimonial from Jonathan Cohen

"It's good to know the AOP has my back. Their expert legal, clinical and regulatory support provdes guidance and reassurance, so I can focus on my patients and practice."

Jonathan Cohen, Member, Optometrist and Contact Lens Practitioner

Read more member testimonials


Newly-qualified member?

If you have been a student or pre-registration AOP member, are now qualified, and wish to upgrade your membership to a qualified grade as part of the free trial offer, you will need to download and complete this Direct Debit mandate and return to


If you have any questions about the offer, please contact our membership team on or 020 7549 2010 (10am-5pm, Monday-Friday)

Terms and Conditions

Offer open to GOC-registered optometrists and dispensing opticians only, and those paying by Direct Debit from a UK bank or building society.

You can cancel your free trial at any time in writing before 7 December 2018 and you will not be charged.

Members choosing to continue after the free trial deadline will be charged the appropriate 2019 membership fee from January 2019.  Read the full terms and conditions for the 2018 trial offer.