The Federation of (Ophthalmic and Dispensing) Opticians represents eye care providers and registered opticians in business in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Our aim is to achieve eye health for all, delivered through world-class services, provided by regulated community-based professionals operating in a competitive environment. In the UK we are founder members of the Optical Confederation and supporters of Vision 2020 UK and the UK Vision Strategy.
Our members account for over three quarters of market activity and two thirds of eye examinations in the UK and 55 per cent in the Republic of Ireland.
Prof. Jan PG Bergmanson has been elected to Life Fellowship of the College of Optometrists
FODO individual member David Cartwright will succeed Francesca Marchetti this week as chair of National Eye Health Week.
The winners of the AOP Awards 2013 were announced yesterday, recognising the achievements of those who have made an outstanding contribution to the optical profession.
The Optical Confederation met with Stephen Lloyd MP this week to discuss eye health and sensory impairment.
MP Hugo Swire visited Brian Toye Opticians in Exmouth last Friday to find out why regular eye tests are so important in preventing blindness.