BCLA Membership Options 

The BCLA offers a range  of membership options, keeping in mind at what stage you may be at with your optometry career. The Association offers the most popular category of full membership which includes all membership benefits including free and discounted events and automatic access the member loyalty scheme, enabling members to receive a greater discount to the biennial Clinical Conference.

 Full Membership     £190    
 Online Affiliate member      £95
 Newly qualified member      £90
 Pre-reg Student member          £33
 Retired member    £140
 Overseas Student      £33
 Undergraduate Student     Free
NB. You will need to provide proof of your student status and upload your student ID at time of joining.


As a BCLA student member you have access to a whole range of online member benefits that are unique to the BCLA. The online resources are designed to help you with your studies, increase your knowledge and your confidence in contact lenses and to help you in your future chosen profession.

The BCLA has broken down its student membership in the following categories:

Free student membership is available if you are an undergraduate student who is in full time education in the UK or a dispensing optician who is taking the contact lens qualification.  You can apply for free student membership here, you will need to provide proof of your student status.

Pre-reg Students  receive a discounted rate along with hospital placement, a higher qualification, career progression course in contact lenses. Pre-reg membership is £33.

Newly qualified students also receive a discounted rate of membership. You are entitled to receive the newly qualified membership rate of £90 for a maximum of two years from joining. You will need to provide proof of your date of qualification along with your GOC number.

Overseas students – we welcome members from all around the world. If you are studying overseas you can join the BCLA for £33. You will need to provide valid student ID at the time of joining.


BCLA member benefits
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