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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 full member of the College of Optometrists (MCOptom), you must be registered with the General Optical Council as a qualified optometrist. 

Those living overseas must be registered with their national regulatory body.

Ready to join?

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

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. 


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