Join your professional body!

As you are starting your professional career, as a College member we'll provide you with clinical and professional information, learning support and CPD resources that will boost your confidence and build your skills and knowledge. We’re also raising the profile of optometry and eye health care and making the case for a greater role for optometrists in primary and secondary eye care – ensuring that your knowledge and skills are recognised, and you can fulfil your potential as you progress in your career.  

To be eligible for this rate, you need to have qualified in the last four years.

Clinical advice

Our in-house clinical advisers are just a phone call or message away to provide a prompt answer to your clinical, professional and ethical questions. Save their details in your phone now.

Clinical information

Our Clinical Management Guidelines (CMGs) are a reliable source of evidence-based information on the diagnosis and management of a range of conditions. Keep up-to-date.


Our affix is a sign of member commitment to the highest standards of eye care. Join our community and add MCOptom to your name.

Online CPD

Earn those vital CPD points with our online courses and resources. Our online CPD will boost your confidence and help to develop your skills and knowledge in a variety of areas. Get ahead and start earning your points.

Patient information

Our popular patient information leaflets are completely free of charge to members, and are designed to help patients understand common conditions. Stock up on yours today.

Member app

Our clinical member-only app provides guidance and information on the go, even when you're offline. Download now.


  • Get your hardcopy of #AcuityJournal - the College's inspirational and informative professional development journal for members.
  • Try out our case studies and ethical scenarios, testing your knowledge and giving you access to quality case studies for your own peer discussion or peer review.
  • Use your OpenAthens password for free online access to the world’s leading optometric and ophthalmic journals.
  • Keep up-to-date with Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics (OPO) - the College’s optometry and vision science journal, OPO, top-ranked in the world.
  • Get your CPD points with Optometry in Practice - our quarterly, peer reviewed, practice-based journal.

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Membership fees





Credit/Debit card

Direct Debit

Direct Debit

Newly qualified practising optometrists: 

Qualified July 2023 onwards

Qualified July 2022 - June 2023

Qualified July 2021 - June 2022

Qualified July 2020 - June 2021
















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

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