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An introduction to key topics in optometry

We are committed to improving knowledge about the work of optometrists and other optical professionals. These pages provide information on the optical sector and eye health, and explain the role of the optometrist in protecting the nation's eye health.

Key topics

1. How sight tests are funded in the UK

2. The optical professions and how they are regulated 

3. The risks of delaying a sight test 

4. The sight test and eye examination 

Information on specific eye conditions and advice on caring for eyes can be found on our patient pages.

For all press enquiries please contact the AOP Communications team at [email protected]