The Association of Optometrists (AOP) has invited members to apply for six positions on the AOP Council.

The positions that are open include undergraduate optometry student, pre-registration optometrist, newly-qualified optometrist, early career optometrist, dispensing optician and franchisee/joint venture partner. Councillors will sit alongside the AOP Council’s elected representatives for different regions, university lecturers and hospital optometrists.

Henrietta Alderman, AOP’s chief executive, said: ‘Our current councillors come from a range of backgrounds, practices and career stages and that’s what makes their involvement in AOP Council so valuable. By putting yourself forward you can help us tackle the big issues in optics, including how the profession should develop to meet the challenges of a fast-changing environment.’

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