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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.

To be eligible for this rate, you need to be a qualified optometrist in the country in which you are working.

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.

Patient information

Our popular patient information leaflets are designed to help patients understand common conditions and are free of charge to members - you just pay for postage. Stock up on yours today.

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



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


Reduced rate members 
(working less than 50 days a year in optometry)


Reduced rate members
(wholly non-patient facing optometrists e.g. researchers/academics)


Newly qualified practising optometrists (qualifying in the UK):

Qualified July 2023 onwards

Qualified July 2022 - June 2023

Qualified July 2021 - June 2022

Qualified July 2020 - June 2021






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


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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