Join your professional body!

Whether you are on maternity leave, paternity leave or taking time away from work, we can offer you a membership package which allows you to keep up to date with the latest clinical and professional information. You can also access all the CPD and learning available.

To be eligible for this rate, you need to be a qualified optometrist on a career break, not earning a living from optometry.

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.

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.

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

Optometrists on a career break 
(including maternity/paternity leave) 




*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.

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