Member Benefits

As an optometrist or dispensing optician in a practice who pays the ophthalmic levy, you are eligible for a number of benefits. These include free entrance to the many NIOS run training events, which happen throughout the year.

Lobbying around issues that matter

Unified PR communications

Better fees for clinical services

Education and training from the NIOS

The Levy

85% of the optometry practice have joined a voluntary levy, paying 1% of their NHS sight test income to support the work of ONI. This rose during COVID due to the work we did on their behalf.

The Levy Contribution is deducted from your monthly BSO payment and is currently 1p in the pound for all GOS sight test fees claimed. 

Become a member