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Membership of the College recognises your professional status and provides a growing range of benefits that enable you to stay up-to-date with the latest developments and opinions in your profession and support your professional development. Start enjoying the benefits of College membership today.

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July 2019 OSCE passers can join for under £30 for the 2019/2020 College membership year

A full member of The College of Optometrists' must: 

  • be registered with the General Optical Council as a qualified optometrist if living in the UK
  • be registered with their national regulatory body if living overseas.


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We are available Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm.

Students and pre-registration trainees: Those undertaking an undergraduate degree course in optometry from a UK university approved by the GOC have free membership during their studies and training. Please Email us for your membership information. 


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