Evening of education for independent eye care practitioners

The AOP delivers education sessions in Liverpool and Cambridge tailored to independent eye care practitioners

The Association of Optometrists (AOP), in partnership with the Vision team at Johnson & Johnson, will deliver education sessions for independent eye care practitioners covering clinical, ethical and legal cases encountered in practice, alongside effective management strategies.

The sessions will take place in locations across the country throughout the year, with the first two sessions taking place in Liverpool on Wednesday 8 May and Cambridge on Wednesday 5 June.

Ian Beasley, Head of Education at the AOP, said: “The event has been designed to equip independent eye care practitioners with necessary advice, strategies, and techniques to ensure they are providing the best care and advice to their patients. They will have the opportunity to update their knowledge on the latest clinical insights, technological developments, and research, which is immensely beneficial in the final year of the CPD cycle.”

Sessions will include a peer review facilitated by the AOP’s clinical and regulatory team and a discussion workshop led by the Vision team at Johnson & Johnson, offering six interactive CPD points.

The programme will cover a range of topics including strategies for managing children presenting with functional vision loss, tools for handling child safeguarding issues, advice on understanding a patient’s lifestyle needs and visual requirements, and communication techniques to maximise patient satisfaction and reduce contact lens drop out.

The AOP offers a range of events to members including, webinars, online CPD, in person sessions and videos. Upcoming events include the Locum clinical skills conference in Manchester on 2 May which will provide locum practitioners with clinical training designed for their specific needs, and MAYopia Day on 2 May covering a full day of online sessions on key insights on the contemporary management of myopia in clinical practice.

For more information and to book a place in one of the independent eye care practitioner events, visit 

For more information, please contact Anjola Sulaiman, PR and Media Executive, at the Association of Optometrists, [email protected] or telephone 020 7549 2062.

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Association of Optometrists

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) is the voice of the optical profession, representing over 80% of practising optometrists. The AOP elevates the work of its members, safeguards their interests, and champions eye health across the UK. For more information, visit