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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GOC publishes findings from its standards review Call for Evidence

GOC publishes findings from its standards review Call for Evidence

28th January

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today published its findings from the Call for Evidence as part of its strategic standards review.

FODO is an Association Partner of Optrafair 2015

FODO is an Association Partner of Optrafair 2015

13th January

FODO are proud to once again support Optrafair, the main trade fair for the optical sector

Our Christmas Opening Hours

Our Christmas Opening Hours

24th December

The FODO office is now closed for the holidays and will reopen at 8.30 am on Monday 5 January 2015

VISION 2020 UK announce LOCSU as new member organisation

VISION 2020 UK announce LOCSU as new member organisation

18th December

VISION 2020 UK announce the Local Optical Committee Support Unit as their newest member organisation.

Optical sector granted new use of the NHS logo

Optical sector granted new use of the NHS logo

12th December

The Optical Confederation and ONFC are pleased to announce that optometrists, opticians and optical businesses offering NHS services may now use the NHS logo with immediate effect