Membership Benefits

We represent all community optometrists, opticians, dispensing opticians and optometric practices across Wales.  We are funded through a levy placed on each contractor (practice owner) in the area so there is no fee to join Optometry Wales

Our work is extremely varied but below is an overview some of the work that Optometry Wales does for the profession in Wales and some of the membership benefits that you can access.

  • We negotiate with and lobby Welsh Government to ensure that the Sight Test Fees and the CPD allowance for the profession are constantly reviewed.
  • We ensure that national enhanced service fees and services continue to reflect the skills and expertise of the profession.
  • We give you the ability to advertise job vacancies, equipment for sale and events etc via our substantial mailing list and also through our social media platforms.
  • We identify, act upon and inform you of key risks facing the profession.
  • We offer information and advice on any insurance or risk management issue.
  • We offer a complimentary IT security audit, a complimentary health and safety audit and complimentary business continuity health check (including key people risk identification)
  • We offer access to clinical advice.
  • We offer provision of CPD
  • We give full business support to your Regional Optical Committee.
  • We provide access to a library of marketing resources for your practice’s social media.
  • We can give you access to a private Facebook group for opticians in your local area.
  • We can help with placement of pre-regs.
  • We offer a free of charge PPV buddy service
  • We can help with clinical placements
  • We provide training and development for individuals.
  • We provide full memberships of all Eyecare Groups and access to primary care clusters across Wales.
  • We give you access to position papers for clinical services.
  • We keep you up to date with all relevant news for the profession in Wales; through our monthly Newsletter, our social media channels and our mailing list.
  • We offer support and advice for Health Board and contract queries.
  • We offer advice around registration on ophthalmic lists.

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