AOP reduces membership fee by 20% in response to COVID-19 pandemic

“The AOP Board is acutely aware of the cashflow difficulties many of our members are having at this unprecedented time”

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AOP members have been granted a 20% membership fee reduction in response to the financial challenges optical professionals face as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 emergency.

The fee reduction is the equivalent of two monthly direct debit payments and will be granted automatically to AOP members.

AOP chief executive, Henrietta Alderman, told OT that the association is keen to do all it can to support its members.

“The AOP Board is acutely aware of the cashflow difficulties many of our members are having at this unprecedented time,” she emphasised.

She added: “We hope it will in some way alleviate the financial strain members are currently facing, and that it also encourages other optical bodies to consider how they may further reduce the burden on practitioners."

The fee reduction will use a large portion of the AOP’s reserves.

Details of what the membership fee reduction will mean for payments are available on the AOP website.

The fee reduction is in addition to the range of resources that the AOP has developed to support practitioners during the COVID-19 emergency.  

OT endeavours to keep the most up-to-date news on our website and this information was correct when published. However, the situation regarding COVID-19 is rapidly evolving. Please check OT’s rolling optics-specific coverage for the latest news and guidance on COVID-19

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