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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UK Vision Strategy Calls for Continued Collaboration

UK Vision Strategy Calls for Continued Collaboration

19th June

The seventh annual Vision UK conference took place on 18 June 2015 at Central Hall Westminster, London.

FODO Chief Executive on GOC Standards Review and FODO's Response

FODO Chief Executive on GOC Standards Review and FODO's Response

4th June

FODO Chief Executive David Hewlett on the GOC's consultation on Standards for Individual Registrants

The Queens Speech and UK Community Optics

The Queens Speech and UK Community Optics

29th May

FODO Policy Officer Arielle Nylander picks the top things we’ll be watching

ACLM Contact Lens Year Book 2015 Now Available

ACLM Contact Lens Year Book 2015 Now Available

22nd May

The 2015 edition of the product manual lists technical details for all the contact lenses, solutions and materials produced by ACLM member companies, the overwhelming bulk of products available in the UK.  

Reflections from the GOC Council May 2015

Reflections from the GOC Council May 2015

21st May

FODO Policy Officer Arielle Nylander reflects on the recent GOC council meeting