We champion the roles and expertise of optometrists

We do this by ensuring that:

  • eye health stays high on the agenda of governments and health services in all four UK nations
  • optometrists continue to be valued and recognised as a key healthcare profession
  • optometrists' contribution to improving eye health across the four UK nations is recognised.

We achieve this by:

  • responding to consultations and inquiries from governments, regulators and healthcare bodies on behalf of the profession
  • advising governments and members of national parliaments on key optical topics
  • representing the optometry profession and influencing activities and groups that shape the future of the profession across the UK
  • raising awareness of the role of optometrists and the importance of good eye health.