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AOP celebrates 75th anniversary

AOP chair, Mike George and vice chair, Dr Julie-Anne Little, share what the AOP means to them

Mike George and Julie-Anne Little

The AOP has been supporting members for 75 years, providing much-needed advice and support.

Today, the AOP continues to support members in a variety of ways, offering indemnity insurance, legal representation and advice, CET training, webinars, political lobbying and a bi-monthly edition of Optometry Today (OT).

To celebrate this milestone year, the AOP spoke to AOP chair, Mike George and vice chair, Dr Julie-Anne Little about what the AOP means to them, and why it remains important and relevant to members like them.

AOP chair, Mr George emphasised that: “There’s loads of support and protection that the AOP provides. I think it gives us a sense of being in it together,” adding that “what I want our members to feel is that we’re there for each other, looking out for each other, like a sense of family.”

In addition, vice chair, Dr Little shared her appreciation of OT commenting that: “Optometry Today, our journal, is something that I really value coming through my postbox and it gives me a sense of connection to the wider profession.”

Chief executive of the AOP, Henrietta Alderman, shared her thoughts on this landmark year, commenting that: “The AOP is honoured to be in its 75th year. We are proud of our AOP community, working with members and for members every step of the way.”

AOP celebrates its 75th anniversary

AOP chair, Mike George and vice-chair, Dr Julie-Anne Little, discuss what the AOP means to them