Free AOP membership for newly-qualified optometrists

Exclusive free trial for optometrists who qualified in 2019

Optometrists that qualified this year are being offered an exclusive free trial from the Association of Optometrists (AOP).

The free trial, which applies to the AOP’s Newly-Qualified grade, is designed to welcome individuals who have just qualified to the profession. 
AOP Chief Executive, Henrietta Alderman said: “Starting out in a career is exciting but it can also be filled with many unknowns and challenges along the way. We want our members to have peace of mind and a few less things to worry about when embarking on that journey. Our services are developed with the individual at the centre – protecting and supporting them at every stage of their career, wherever they work. That’s why we’re keen to highlight our unrivalled benefits package which gives members confidence in their everyday work life.” 

The AOP provides an expert employment law advice service, including union support, alongside wider legal, clinical and regulatory advice and support. In the last year, over 5000 members turned to the AOP team of in-house experts for guidance. 

The newly-qualified free trial applies to those who qualified in 2019 but haven’t yet upgraded their membership from the AOP’s Pre-registration grade, or new and lapsed newly-qualified members. The trial is part of the AOP’s autumn member recruitment campaign.

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For more information, please contact Serena Box, PR and Media Manager, at the Association of Optometrists, [email protected] or telephone 020 7549 2040.

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Association of Optometrists 

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) is the leading representative membership organisation for optometrists in the UK. We support over 82% of practising optometrists, to fulfil their professional roles to protect the nation’s eye health. For more information, visit