You can enjoy these great member benefits

Invest in your future with membership of your professional body. We offer a range of membership packages and benefits for optometrists at every stage of their careers.

  • Affixes your patients will trust - The MCOptom and FCOptom affixes are a public sign of your professional commitment to the highest clinical and ethical standards.
  • Expert clinical advice - Our clinical advisers are experienced practitioners and provide prompt answers to all clinical questions.
  • Member app - The College app gives members easy access to core clinical guidance – even when working offline.
  • Acuity member journal - The College’s professional development journal which discusses the latest advancements in optometric clinical practice and offers articles with CPD points in each edition.
  • Free quality CPD - including: free regional CPD events across the UK; our quarterly peer reviewed, practice-based journal Optometry in Practice; our online learning area where you can track your learning and link to the GOC to upload your points.
  • Free patient material -members can order patient leaflets explaining a range of common conditions, tear-off pads on the instillation of eye drops and a tear off Amsler chart, children’s stickers and activity books – completely free of charge.
  • Assessor, examiner and supervisor training and support
  • Exclusive support for higher qualifications - Our higher qualifications are ideal for those looking to progress in their careers and we offer exclusive member support and resources, such as the innovative online IP logbook
  • The Guidance for Professional Practice - The go-to reference tool for all practising optometrists. Members enjoy easy access with our exclusive app version.
  • College newsletters - Our regular emails keep you up-to-date on all that’s going in the College and across the profession, including clinical queries, and supervisor, CPD and research news.
  • Free access to a world of journals - The OpenAthens password gives our members free online access to the world’s leading optometric and ophthalmic journal – saving thousands of pounds in subscription fees.

These are just some of the benefits we offer. Take a look at the full range of member benefits.

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You can take advantage of a wide range of benefits with College membership. Take a look at the full list below, and make sure you don’t miss out.

Invest in your future with membership your professional body. We off a range of membership packages - and invaluable member benefits - for optometrists at every stage of their careers.

The College of Optometrists is an HMRC approved professional body. If you are a UK taxpayer, and you self-fund your membership, you can claim back the tax on your fee.