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.
VISION 2020 UK has announced National Eye Research Centre as a new member organisation.
Health minister Alistair Burt is to attend 100% Optical following an invitation by the Optical Confederation.
This year’s Healthy Eyes awareness week was supported by optical practices across Ireland, charities and optical bodies, including FODO Ireland - who all helped to spread a positive eye health message to thousands of patients in Ireland.
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the VISION 2020 UK Dementia and Sight Loss Committee have developed a quality standard to help eye clinics and ophthalmology departments provide high quality care for patients with dementia.
Assessment and treatment services for people with wet-AMD, which can cause swift sight loss, will be moved out of hospitals closer to people’s homes in some parts of Wales following a £400,000 investment by the Welsh Government.
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