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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Vouchers at a Glance 2015

Vouchers at a Glance 2015

31st March

The Optical Confederation's annual Vouchers at a Glance card has been released. FODO members can order free copies online or pick them up at our stand at this year's Optrafair.  

OFNC statement on voucher values

OFNC statement on voucher values

18th March

The OFNC has issued the following statement on voucher values

Voucher Fees for England Announced

Voucher Fees for England Announced

17th March

The Department of Health has released the GOS Sight Voucher fees for the coming year. The sight test fee has not yet been announced. 

Mapping out new technology to inform Optics of the future

Mapping out new technology to inform Optics of the future

6th March

Optical Confederation and College set up the “Foresight Project” with funding from the Central (LOC) Fund

Eastleigh MP calls on constituents to look after their eyesight

Eastleigh MP calls on constituents to look after their eyesight

2nd March

Local MP Mike Thornton visited an optical practice in Eastleigh on 13 February to find out why regular eye tests are so important in preventing blindness.