AOP marks 70 years

Celebrating 70 years of supporting members and the profession

Changing faces of optometry: AOP marks 70 years

It is a landmark year for the AOP as we celebrate 70 years of supporting members and the profession.

In recognition of this anniversary our journal, Optometry Today (OT) interviewed lifetime member Harry Green, who first entered optics in 1950 – just four years after the Association was formed. Speaking about his membership Mr Green said: “To the AOP I say: Good job done – and I mean that sincerely. I think the quality of the services of the Association is very high. I think joining the Association is essential.”

We’ve also canvassed current members to find out what being part of the AOP means to them today – you can read what they said in our photo collage in this month’s OT. 

Chief Executive of the AOP, Henrietta Alderman, commented, “The AOP is proud to be in its 70th year. We have a very clear mandate to deliver for the individual member and promote the profession so that their work is widely recognised.”

Members can continue to give their feedback by visiting the AOP community forums and posting on the ‘AOP 70th anniversary’ topic.

More information can be found in our press release.