Student support

Student membership of the Association of Optometrists (AOP) is completely free until you qualify.

AOP student members benefit from:

  • Free membership from your first year, until the end of your pre-registration year
  • University visits and presentations
  • Free monthly copy of Optometry Today in print and online
  • Online educational revision content
  • Free legal support and representation
  • Support throughout your pre-registration period and OSCE exam
  • Special member-rate insurance products from our partner Lloyd & Whyte

Once qualified, AOP offer a reduced rate membership as a newly-qualified optometrist.

Join as a student member at any point in your student years, by downloading and completing the AOP student membership application form and returning it to:

Association of Optometrists
2 Woodbridge Street

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) legal team is a critical provider of legal support and advice to our 17,000+ members. They are intimately aware of the many types of legal and employment issues which affect professional optometrists practising across the UK today. This makes them perfectly placed to help prepare and protect you now, and in the years to come.

The AOP legal team present to final year students at most UK universities. The presentation gives insight into the legal issues that may arise as a practising optometrist, with opportunities to discuss the issues and ask questions.