Join your professional body!

As a College member we'll provide you with clinical and professional information, learning support and CPD resources that will build your skills and knowledge. We provide the guidance you need to help you give the best possible care to your patients. We're also raising the profile of optometry and eye health care to ensure your knowledge and skills are widely recognised.

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.

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.

Membership fees

Full members: working over 50 days year in optometry and involved in any patient-facing work


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*Membership is on an annual basis from 1 October. If you join part way through the year, pro-rata fees will apply in the first year. View all membership categories and fees.

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.

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.

View all our member benefits.