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.
Shadow Health Minister, Justin Madders, visited Ellesmere Port earlier this month to find out why regular eye tests are so important in preventing blindness.
VISION 2020 UK has brought together senior representatives from health, social care and the voluntary sector at an event in London.
The Optical Confederation has joined a worldwide call against the danger of unnecessary use of antibiotics. Optical professionals are being encouraged to pledge that “primary care optometrists are committed to safe prescribing - supporting #AntibioticGuardian.”
What is the future of community services? That question was the focus amongst distinguished speakers at the NOC Conference in Birmingham last week.
The NOC is our one chance each year to come together as a sector to share experiences, hear from leading influencers and think through our plans at national and local level for the year ahead.