About us

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.

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Local MP calls on constituents to look after their eyesight

Local MP calls on constituents to look after their eyesight

31st October

Local MP for Edmonton, Andy Love, visited M. D. Cooper Opticians in Edmonton to find out why regular eye tests are so important in preventing blindness.

VISION 2020 UK appoint new Chair

VISION 2020 UK appoint new Chair

27th October

VISION 2020 UK, the umbrella organisation that brings together agencies across the eye health and sight loss sector, has announce the appointment of Nigel Clarke as its new Chair.

European Coalition for Vision wants eye health indicator for Europe

European Coalition for Vision wants eye health indicator for Europe

10th October

European eye health organisations have called for greater collaboration and data sharing across member states 

Optical Confederation Guidance on Cross Border Healthcare and Patient Mobility in Europe

Optical Confederation Guidance on Cross Border Healthcare and Patient Mobility in Europe

12th September

The Optical Confederation has produced guidance on the provisions optical practices and practitioners should be aware of when providing care to patients who come from another EEA Member State

Optical Confederation appoints new Chairman

Optical Confederation appoints new Chairman

1st September

The Optical Confederation has announced the appointment of Chris Hunt as its new Chairman. Mr Hunt will take up the position in October, succeeding the current Chairman, Don Grocott