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 champion the future of optometry by offering a range of financial and practical support for members undertaking research, and we recognise those who have made a difference in our profession. 

To be eligible for this rate, you need to be a qualified optometrist, but wholly non-patient facing, for example a researcher, or lecturer.

College journals

We produce CPD and research journals - Acuity, Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics and Optometry in Practice - designed to help you keep ahead of the latest developments in the profession.

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.

Research awards and grants

Our Research Excellence Awards recognise and celebrate the considerable achievements of our members, and our grants and bursaries are there to support them while they are undertaking a research qualification or project.

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.

Membership fees





Credit/Debit card

Direct Debit

Direct Debit

Reduced rate member 
(optometrists not seeing patients) 




1 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.