AOP 75th anniversary

Celebrating 75 years of supporting and protecting members

This year, the AOP celebrates 75 years of supporting its members – from students and pre-regs to practising optometrists and their wider practice teams.

Chief Executive of the AOP, Henrietta Alderman, commented:

“The AOP is honored to be in its 75th year. Central to our ethos is that the individual feels supported, protected, and represented throughout their optical career. We are proud of our AOP community, working with members and for members every step of the way."

In recognition of this landmark year, we interviewed AOP Chair, Mike George and Vice Chair, Julie-Anne Little about what the AOP means to them, why it remains important and relevant to the profession and what it offers the individual member.