Life and Honorary Fellowship (FCOptom)

We inspire and support optometrists to achieve excellence in their practice, always for the benefit of patients - and Fellowship of the College (FCOptom) is an acknowledgement of outstanding professionals and their commitment to the profession, experience and accomplishments. 

The College recognises the outstanding achievements of individuals who have made a significant contribution to the profession of optometry, through the awarding of Life and Honorary Fellowship (FCOptom). Life Fellowship is awarded to members of the College, while Honorary Fellowship is awarded to individuals who are working within eye healthcare but are not eligible for College membership.

Candidates are nominated by their fellow professionals. Calls for nominations are made in the spring each year when the nomination form is available on the College website. For more information email catherine.moloney@college-optometrists.org.

  • Mr David Alexander FCOptom
  • Professor Roger Anderson FCOptom
  • Mr Nick Astbury FCOptom
  • Mr Frank Barraclough FCOptom
  • Mr Michael Bateman FCOptom
  • Professor Jan Bergmanson FCOptom
  • Mrs Jennifer Birch FCOptom
  • Mrs Angela Bishop FCOptom
  • Lady Betty Boothroyd FCOptom
  • Mr Mike Brace FCOptom
  • Mrs Ruth Brough FCOptom
  • Mr Richard Broughton FCOptom
  • Professor Roger Buckley FCOptom
  • Dr Wolfgang Cagnolati FCOptom
  • Mr Donald Cameron FCOptom
  • Dr Robert Chappell OBE FCOptom
  • Professor W Charman FCOptom
  • Dr Philip Cole OBE FCOptom
  • Mr Tom Collingridge FCOptom
  • Mr Peter Cowan FCOptom
  • Professor Jennifer Craig FCOptom
  • Professor J Cronly-Dillon FCOptom
  • Professor Anthony Cullen FCOptom
  • Mr Harris Daile FCOptom
  • Professor Stephen J Dain FCOptom
  • Professor Bertil Damato FCOptom
  • Mr Anthony Di Stefano FCOptom
  • Professor Christine Dickinson FCOptom
  • Professor Neville Drasdo FCOptom
  • Professor Harminder Dua FCOptom
  • Mr Richard Earlam FCOptom
  • Professor David Edgar FCOptom
  • Professor David Elliott FCOptom
  • Mr Brian Ellis MBE FCOptom
  • Professor John Flanagan FCOptom
  • Dr Colin Fowler FCOptom
  • Professor John L Francis FCOptom
  • Professor J P Frisby FCOptom
  • Mrs Tone Garaas-Maurdalen FCOptom
  • Professor David Gartry FCOptom
  • Professor Bernard Gilmartin FCOptom
  • Mr Fred Giltrow-Tyler FCOptom
  • Mr Malcolm Gray FCOptom
  • Dr Feike Grit FCOptom
  • Professor Robert Harper FCOptom
  • Mr John Hart FCOptom
  • Mr Philip Heal FCOptom
  • Mr David Heath MP FCOptom
  • Professor David Henson FCOptom
  • Professor Brien Holden FCOptom
  • Mr G Burtt Holmes FCOptom
  • Mr Peter Hong FCOptom
  • Professor Mohammed Jalie FCOptom
  • Lord Jenkin of Roding FCOptom
  • Professor Peng Tee Khaw FCOptom
  • Mr Richard Keeler FCOptom
  • Dame Jill Knight DBE FCOptom
  • Professor John Lawrenson FCOptom
  • Mrs Anita Lightstone FCOptom
  • Mr Richard Llewellyn FCOptom
  • Mr Donald Loran FCOptom
  • Lord Low of Dalston CBE FCOptom
  • Dr John Adrian Macdonald Jennings FCOptom
  • Professor Caroline MacEwen FCOptom
  • Professor Ron Mallett FCOptom
  • Professor John Marshall FCOptom
  • Miss Elizabeth McClure FCOptom
  • Professor George Miller MBE FCOptom
  • Professor Michel Millodot FCOptom
  • Ms Gwyneth Morgan FCOptom
  • Miss Judith Morris FCOptom
  • Mr Frank Munro FCOptom
  • Professor Kovin Naidoo FCOptom
  • Mrs Wendy Newsom FCOptom
  • Professor Rachel North FCOptom
  • Mr Frank Norville FCOptom
  • Professor Daniel O'Leary FCOptom
  • Mrs Bryony Pawinska FCOptom
  • Mr Francis John Petticrew FCOptom
  • Dr Jonathan Pointer FCOptom
  • Mr Kenneth Pullum FCOptom
  • Mr Ronald Rabbetts FCOptom
  • Mr Michael Redican FCOptom
  • Mr Andrew Riley FCOptom
  • Mr Geoff Roberson FCOptom
  • Mr Richard Roberts OBE FCOptom
  • Mr Melvyn Roffe FCOptom
  • Professor Gary Rubin FCOptom
  • Professor Martin Rubinstein FCOptom
  • Mr James Russell Hon FCOptom
  • Professor Kathryn Saunders FCOptom
  • Professor John Sparrow FCOptom
  • Miss Fiona Spencer FCOptom
  • Ms Helen Stanforth FCOptom
  • Professor Fiona Stapleton FCOptom
  • Mr David Stidwill FCOptom
  • Miss Janet Stone FCOptom
  • Miss Elaine Styles FCOptom
  • Professor Deborah Sweeney FCOptom
  • Professor Brian Tighe FCOptom
  • Mr John Thompson FCOptom
  • Professor David Thomson FCOptom
  • Dr Bridget Towle FCOptom
  • Dr Cindy Tromans FCOptom
  • Mrs Rosie Varley FCOptom
  • Mr Steve Vernon FCOptom
  • Dr Norman Wallis FCOptom
  • Mr Trevor Warburton FCOptom
  • Professor Arnold Wilkins FCOptom
  • Dr Michael Wolffe FCOptom
  • Professor George Woo FCOptom
  • Mr Andrew Yorke FCOptom

Nominations for Life and Honorary Fellowships now open!

If you would like to nominate someone, please submit your entry by midday on Friday 1 July 2022. 

Fellowship by portfolio

Fellowship by Portfolio recognises excellence and innovation in the workplace, and how individual members have benefitted and advanced their profession.