There are four different categories:

Freeman shakes hands with the Master, holding their Freedom certificate.
Celebrating Freedom at the Annual Presentation Ceremony.

Freeman

All are welcome. We are an open & friendly Livery Company and you do not have to be working in an optical profession to join us. Eye health and sight loss professionals and children of Freemen can apply by right; others by recommendation of two existing members (we can help with this).

Freeman pay an annual membership, called quarterage, and an addition one time admin fee of £20.

Download an application form or get in touch to learn more. Phone us or email clerk@spectaclemakers.com

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Liveryman
Angela Davis at her Livery clothing ceremony with fellow Liveryman Dhanes Thomas.

Liveryman

Admission to the Livery, our highest level of membership, is by invitation only. Candidates must already be a Freeman of the Company and of the City. There is a strict limit on numbers. Liverymen also pay annual quarterage at a higher rate than Freemen, with a one-off Livery admission fine of £900. 

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Journeyman
One of our newest Journeymen at Mansion House receiving their award for commendable progression in their training as an Optical Assistant and Clinical Technician. 

Journeyman

To become a Journeyman you must be in the early stages of your optical career. It’s an easy introduction to the Company, giving you access to networks and events for up to three years as you move towards becoming a full Freeman. You must already be working in vision care or the sight loss sector or training towards a relevant career. £30 one off fee, easy sign-up.

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Corporate Support

Corporate Support

Our Corporate Supporters share our aims – to support better vision for all. Together, we can reach thousands of people and make a vital contribution to future eye health.

We are pleased to be supported by small and large companies and optical organisations.

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