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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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

Lynda Oliver takes over as FODO Chair

Lynda Oliver takes over as FODO Chair

12th December

FODO Chair Glenn Tomison has been appointed as the new professional member of the General Optical Council (GOC).  Lynda Oliver, FODO Board Member, takes over as FODO Chair with immediate effect.  

ECV calls for more harmonized eye health data at European level

ECV calls for more harmonized eye health data at European level

4th December

The European Coalition for Vision regrets the lack of data on vision impairment in Europe and calls for more harmonized data collected at EU level to provide better policy advice to decision-makers.

UK Vision Strategy event outlines priorities for change in England

UK Vision Strategy event outlines priorities for change in England

28th November

FODO staff joined with Optical Confederation partners and over 150 leading professionals from across the eye health and sight loss sector this week to discuss the future of optical services in England

Turning the England Vision Strategy into Reality

Turning the England Vision Strategy into Reality

5th November

Attend the England Vision Strategy implementation event on 24 November at the Museum of London