Choose your membership type:

Free membership

Free membership

Choose your membership option

For UK-registered dispensing opticians, ophthalmologists, ophthalmic nurses or orthoptists

Fully qualified membership options

If you are working over 50 days per year

If you have qualified in the last four years

If you work less than 50 days per year

If you are on maternity leave or taking time away from work

If you are practising overseas

If you are a researcher, lecturer etc

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.

Supporting you in practice

Advancing your career

  • CPD resources - 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.
  • 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
  • Supervisor support - tools and resources, including online and face-to-face training, to support experienced supervisors, as well as those just starting out.

Excellence in eye care

  • Guidance for Professional Practice - The go-to reference tool for all practising optometrists. Members enjoy easy access with our exclusive app version.
  • Acuity member journal - The College’s professional development journal which discusses the latest advancements in optometric clinical practice and offers articles with CPD points.
  • 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.

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