Membership

ECOO is a network of national professional associations and a number of industry affiliates. We work together towards a shared vision and engage in various projects and activities to drive our common interests forward across Europe.

Membership categories

There are two membership categories:

Full membership for national professional associations in Europe. To find out more please read our leaflet, The Voice of Opticians and Optometrists in Europe”.

Affiliated membership for private sector companies with a European presence.To learn more about this option, please read our Affiliated Membership brochure

Why become an ECOO member?

By joining ECOO, you will be able to engage with dedicated professionals from across Europe, share your experience and participate in initiatives. To name a few of the advantages:

  • Gain access to the General Assembly meetings, representing an excellent networking and information sharing platform.
  • Engage on specific projects by joining one of our specialised committees, the Public Affairs and Economic Committee and the Professional Services Committee or one of our ad-hoc working groups.
  • Benefit from studies, position papers and press releases that are developed on an on-going basis
  • Contribute to the development of the scope of practice and educational standards across Europe.
  • Receive information on legislative developments at EU level and from other EU countries and participating public affairs activities.

How to apply?

Contact secretariat@ecoo.info for any questions and to receive the application form.

Our members

Austria

Austrian Optometric Association (AOA)

Landstraße 49
4020 Linz
Austria
Tel: 0732-773-660

Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, Bundesinnung Gesundheitsberufe

Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
Federal Guild of Healthcare Professions
Wiedner Hauptstraße 63
1045 Vienna
Austria
Tel: +43 (0)5 90 900-3282
Fax: +43 (0)5 90 900-249
Belgium

Association Professionelle des Opticiens et Optometristes de Belgique (APOOB)

Professional Association of Opticians and Optometrists of Belgium
Gustave Schildknechtstraat 33 bus 2
1020 Laken
Belgium
Tel: +32(0) 2 512 55 26
Bulgaria

Bulgarian Association of Optometrists (BAO)

Bulgaria Blvd 88, entrance 2, 1st floor, office 1
1680 Sofia
Bulgaria

National Association of Bulgarian Optometrists and Opticians (NABOO)

22 George Washington Str.
Sofia 1202
Bulgaria
Tel: +359 888 919195
Cyprus

Cyprus Association of Optometrists

PO BOX 21583
1510, Nicosia
Cyprus

Cyprus Optical Association

P.O.box 33368
Paralimni – 5313
Cyprus
Tel: +357 23 82 11 24
Fax: +357 23 73 05 30
Czech Republic

Spolecenstvo Ceskych Optiku a Optometristu (SCOO)

Association of Czech Opticians and Optometrists
Opletalova 1337/29
110 00 Praha 1
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 777 317 117
Denmark

Dansk Selskab for Optometri (DSO)

Danish Society of Optometry
Store Kongensgade 110E, 2
1264 København
Denmark
Tel: +45 45 861 533

Optikerforeningen

The Danish Optometric association
Store Kongensgade 110 E, 2
1264 København K
Denmark
Tel: +45 45 861 533

Serviceforbundet – Urmagerne og Optikerne

Danish Trade Union for Watchmakers and Optometrists
Ramsingsvej 30
DK-2500 Valby
Denmark
Tel: +45 35473400
Finland

Näkemisen ja silmäterveyden toimiala (NÄE)

Finnish Association of Vision and Eyecare
Eteläranta 10
FI-00130 Helsinki
Finland
Tel: +358 29 3000 900
Germany

Vereinigung Deutscher Contactlinsen-Spezialisten und Optometristen e. V. (VDCO e. V.)

VDCO-Geschäftsstelle
Apostel-Paulus-Straße 12
10825 Berlin
Germany
Tel: +49(0)30 - 788 96 501
Fax: +49(0)30 - 788 96 499

Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für Augenoptik und Optometrie (WVAO)

Scientific association for optics and optometry
Mainzer Str. 176
55124 Mainz
Germany
Tel: +49 6131 613 061
Fax: +49 6131 614 872

Zentralverband der Augenoptiker (ZVA)

Central Association of Opticians
Alexanderstrasse 25a
D-40210 Düsseldorf
Germany
Tel: +49 211 8632 350
Fax: +49 211 8632 3535
Hungary

Magyar Látszerész Szövetség (MLSZ)

Hungarian Optician Association
Horváth Mihály utca 2
1151 Budapest
Hungary
Tel: + 36 1 320 3083
Ireland

Irish Association of Dispensing Opticians (IADO)

PO Box 9013
Ballsbridge
Dublin 4
Ireland

Optometry Ireland

Kevin Culliton Rooms
13 Greenmount House, Harold’s Cross Road
Dublin 6W
Ireland
Tel: +353 1 453 8850
Fax: +353 1 458 8867

The Association of Eye Care Providers of Ireland (FODO Ireland)

38/39 Fitzwilliam Square
D02NX53
Ireland
Tel: (+44) 1247 9972
Malta

Malta Association of Optometrists (MAO)

41, Triq Tal-Mielah
High Ridge
Madliena, SWQ1313
Malta
Norway

Norges Optikerforbund (NOF)

The Norwegian Association of Optometry (NAO)
Øvre Slottsgate 18/20
0157 OSLO
Norway
Tel: +47 23 35 54 55

Synsinformasjon

Øvre Slottsgate 18-20
0157 OSLO
Norway
Tel: +47 21 52 11 61
Poland

Krajowa Rzemieslnicza Izba Optyczna (KRIO)

Chambers of Polish Opticians
ul. Przy Agorze 28
PL-01-930 Warsaw
Poland
Tel: +48 22 635 20 50
Fax: +48 22 635 31 63

Polskie Towarzystwo Optometrii i Optyki (PTOO)

Polish Optometric Association
ul. Warszawska 98A
61-047 Poznań
Poland
Tel: +48 605 096 615
Portugal

Associação de Profissionais Licenciados de Optometria (APLO)

Avenida Marechal Gomes da Costa, 1551
4150-360 Porto
Portugal
Tel: +351 93 836 88 16

Associação Nacional dos Ópticos (ANO)

Rua Particular à Rua Ventura Abrantes
Espaços 3 e 4
1750-323 Lisboa
Portugal
Tel: +351 217 57 41 91/88
Fax: +351 217 594 733

Uniao Profissional dos Opticos e Optometristas Portugueses (UPOOP)

Campo Grande 286-2 dt
1700 Lisboa
Portugal
Tel: +35 21 759 29 37
Fax: +35 21 759 67 31
Slovakia

Opticka unia Slovenska

Kuzmányho 734/28
91101 TRENČÍN
Slovakia
Tel: +42 1 4463 2463 / +42 1 918 651 974
Fax: +42 1 4463 2462
Slovenia

Društvo očesnih optikov Slovenije (DOOS)

Ledina 36
4260 Bled
Slovenia
Tel: +386 4 5740198
Spain

Consejo General de Colegios de Ópticos-Optometristas (C.G.C.O.O.)

Spanish General Council of Optometry
Princesa, 25, 4ª planta
Edificio Hexágono
28008 Madrid
Spain
Tel: + 34 91 541 44 03 / + 34 91 541 44 04
Fax: + 34 91 542 23 97
Sweden

Optikerförbundet

Swedish Optometric Association
Klara Norra Kyrkogata 31
Post Box 22307
SE-104 22 Stockholm
Sweden
Tel: +46 8 612 8960
Fax: +46 8 612 5690
Switzerland

Der Verband für Optometrie und Optik - L'association d'optométrie et d'optique (OPTIKSCHWEIZ - OPTIQUESUISSE)

SWISSOPTICS - The Association for Optometry and Optics
Baslerstrasse 32
4601 Olten
Switzerland
Tel: +41 62 212 80 33
Fax: + 41 62 212 14 85

Schweizerischer Berufsverband für Augenoptik und Optometrie - Société Suisse pour l'Optique et l'Optometrie (SBAO - SSOO)

Swiss Society of Optometry
Winkelbüel 2
6043 Adligenswil
Switzerland
Tel: +41 41 372 0682
Fax: +41 41 372 0683
The Netherlands

Algemene Nederlandse Vereniging van Contactlensspecialisten (ANVC)

General Dutch Association of Contact Lens Specialists
Voorveste 2
3992 DC
Houten
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 71-7370008
Fax: +31 87-8738771

Nederlandse Unie Van Optiekbedrijven (NUVO)

Dutch Association of Optical Retailers
Voorveste 2
3992 DC Houten
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 348 436 590
Fax: 0031 (0)88 0771100

Optometristen Vereniging Nederland (OVN)

Optometrists Association Netherlands
Voorveste 2
3992 DC Houten
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)88 077 11 65
United Kingdom

Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO)

Unit 2 Court Lodge Offices, Godmersham Park
Godmersham, Canterbury
Kent, CT4 7DT
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7298 5100

Association of Optometrists (AOP)

2 Woodbridge Street
London EC1R 0DG
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7549 2000
Fax: +44 (0)20 7251 8315

FODO - the Association for Eye Care Providers (FODO)

United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7298 5151
Fax: +44 (0)20 7298 5111

The College of Optometrists

42 Craven Street
London WC2N 5NG
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7839 6000
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7839 6800