Optometrists' Futures

A survey of recruitment, retention and career aspirations of the optometric workforce

Optometrists' futures

We’ve commissioned a sector-wide survey, designed to gain an understanding of career aspirations of optometrists and the experiences of employers.

Launching on Wednesday 18 April, the survey will ask members about their career aspirations and what motivates them as well as specific questions to employers around recruitment and retention.  

We will use the survey results to improve our services to members, and to inform discussions with employers, public bodies, education providers and other optical bodies. We hope to gain insight from as many members as possible and strongly encourage members to take part.

Chief Executive of the AOP, Henrietta Alderman, said: “We’re keen to hear from optometrists, at all levels and from all backgrounds, to build a picture that is both comprehensive and representative. With that insight we can provide support that is tailored and responsive to the emerging optical landscape.”   

The survey is being conducted by independent, not-for-profit research organisation, the Institute of Employment Studies (IES).     

How to take part in the survey

AOP members will receive an email, from IES, on 18 April containing a unique link to complete the survey. 

For more information about the survey and who should take part visit our Optometrists’ Futures website page