Do you want to be part of a vibrant and sustainable Independent sector?

For over 63 years Independent Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians have met and learned from each other and from internationally renowned speakers at AIO conferences.
Our conferences are held annually in the UK. Our members find they learn almost as much from the conversation at a lively dinner table as from the formal proceedings.

The Association is a registered provider of CET and conferences include: 

  • Clinical lectures
  • Speakers on practice management and finance
  • Instrument workshops
  • Updates on optico-political developments
  • An ideal opportunity for Peer Review Sessions

UK Conference
Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October 2020

Chesford Grange Kenilworth Warwick

Membership is open to

GOC registered optometrists and dispensing opticians in independent practice.

AIO members benefit:

  • Regular Newsletters which include conference reports, details of forthcoming events and topical articles of interest to the Independent Practitioner
  • The AIO egroup to keep in touch with fellow Independents all year round
  • Benchmarking
  • Reassurance and friendship to its membership with the active support of the AOP
  • But most importantly AIO is about the Independent sector being vibrant and exciting for many years to come


Contact us for further information.

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