Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics (OPO)

OPO is the top optometry journal in the world - and ranked 13th in the top international ophthalmology, optometry and vision science journals.

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The world's leading optometry journal

OPO provides important evidence-based information about the assessment and management of patients and is especially relevant to hospital optometrists and those with special interests.  Many editions are themed and focus on key areas such as vision and IT displays, binocular vision and glaucoma.  It also publishes invited review papers from top researchers in their fields. 


Start reading today 

OPO is published six times a year and is available in online and printed formats. College members can subscribe, completely free of charge. Simply log onto the College website and then access OPO online.

If you would prefer printed copies, phone us on 020 7839 6000 or email optometry@college-optometrists.org.


Sign up for content alerts

You can sign up to receive an email alert containing the OPO table of contents for new issues by registering with Wiley Online.


Download the OPO app

OPO is now available for members to download as an app from the Apple Store, providing instant access to original research, review articles and much more. College members can subscribe to OPO for free: 


More journals for members

College members can apply for an Open Athens password and access a range of leading international optometry journals, completely free of charge.


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You may not read OPO, but the lecturers you listen to and the authors you read, do!

Professor David Elliot MCOptom Editor-in-Chief, Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics