ophthalmic

Ophthalmic medical practitioner

Ophthalmic medical practitioners (OMPs) are medically qualified doctors specialising in eye care. Like optometrists, they examine eyes, test sight, diagnose abnormalities and prescribe suitable corrective lenses.

OMPs are registered with and regulated by the General Medical Council and their representative body is the British Medical Association (Ophthalmic Group).

There are currently around 600 registered ophthalmic medical practitioners in the UK.

For further information on eye health professions

Find out more about a career in optometry.