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Membership of the College recognises your professional status and provides a growing range of benefits that enable you to stay up-to-date with the latest developments and opinions in your profession and support your professional development. Start enjoying the benefits of College membership today.

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To become a member of the College of Optometrists (MCOptom), you must have done all the following:

  • successfully completed an undergraduate course in optometry
  • successfully completed the College’s pre-registration training period
  • passed the final assessment (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) or the Professional Qualifying Examination (pre 2010)
  • registered with the General Optical Council. (Those living overseas should be registered with their national regulatory body).

Ready to join?

Simply phone the membership team on +44 (0) 207 839 6000 (lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm) or complete the form below to request your membership pack.

All enrolled pre-registration trainees and university students undertaking a undergraduate degree course in optometry from a UK university approved by the GOC have free membership during their studies and training. You do not need to complete the application form. Please email us for your membership information. 


Request a membership pack