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Optometrists in the UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands  

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MEMBERSHIP GRADE

PAY ANNUALLY*

PAY MONTHLY

 

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Direct Debit

Direct Debit

Full time practising optometrists 

£298.73

£293.73

£24.47

Part time practising optometrists 
(less than 50 days per year)

£167.77

£164.98

£13.75

Non-practising optometrists 
(eg researchers and academics)

£167.77

£164.98

£13.75

Newly qualified practising optometrists: 

Qualified June 2021 onwards

Qualified July 2020 - May 2021

Qualified July 2019 - June 2020

Qualified July 2018 - June 2019

 

£29.87

£74.68

£149.37

£224.05

 

£29.37

£73.43

£146.87

£220.30

 

£2.45

£6.12

£12.24

£18.36

Retired optometrists and optometrists on a career break 
(including maternity/paternity leave) 

£39.65

£39.04

£3.25

Optometry students

No fee

No fee

No fee

Pre-registration trainees

No fee

No fee

No fee

Practising optometrists registered for 50 years or more, and in continuous membership of the College for the last 10 years

No fee

No fee

No fee

*Full year fees are quoted above. If a member joins part way through the year, pro-rata fees will apply.

Optometrists outside the UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands 

Overseas members must be: 

  • registered with the GOC (UK), or the appropriate regulatory authority for optometry that they are practising in
  • resident or practising overseas with an overseas address as their main address.

New members must provide proof their current registration from the relevant authority and that they are currently practising as an optometrist from their employer.  

MEMBERSHIP GRADE

PAY ANNUALLY*

Full time practising optometrists

£167.77

Part time practising optometrists 
(than 50 days per year)

£94.43

Non-practising optometrists 
(eg researchers and academics)

£94.43

Newly qualified practising optometrists (qualifying in the UK):

Qualified June 2021 onwards

Qualified July 2020 - May 2021

Qualified July 2019 - June 2020

Qualified July 2018 - June 2019

 

£16.78

£41.94

£83.89

£125.83

Retired optometrists and optometrists on a career break 
(existing College members only)

£39.65

Practising optometrists registered for 50 years or more

No fee

*Full year fees are quoted above. If a member joins part way through the year, pro-rata fees will apply.

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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.