Fellowship programme

Academy Fellowship

The Academy’s Fellowship programme awards individual members of the Academy who have made a significant contribution to optometry, optics or vision science at a local, national and/or international level. You must be an Academy member to apply for Fellowship (for at least the year before the Fellowship interview).

The Academy awards Fellowship to members who have shown excellence and/or innovation in one or more of the Fellowship categories. Fellowship is a mark of achievement to which all members of the Academy can aspire. The Academy’s Fellowship application process is by a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your achievements. It is intended to be supportive and enable Academy members from diverse backgrounds to aim for recognition by their peers. The portfolio may reflect your past and/or current roles and activities.

Being accepted as a Fellow of the Academy entitles you to use the letters FEAOO after your name, and you will be expected to be an active member and ambassador of the Academy.

The Fellowship application process for the 2021-22 programme is open now.

Find out more about the Fellowship programme in our Fellowship leaflet.

The Fellowship application process for the 2021-2022 programme closes on 3 January 2022.

Guidelines for Application

Meet some of our Fellows

Helmer Schweizer

Dr Einat Shneor

Dr Simon Barnard