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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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

Richard Edwards Reviews New OCCS

Richard Edwards Reviews New OCCS

20th May

Former FODO Board member and primary care expert Richard Edwards discusses the OCCS Annual Report and his work with the organisation since the service was taken over by Nockolds solicitors. 

FODO celebrates 30 years of success, leadership and growth

FODO celebrates 30 years of success, leadership and growth

12th May

FODO also rewards longstanding members for their contribution to UK optics whilst welcoming new faces to the Board. 

GOC set for move to Farringdon

GOC set for move to Farringdon

30th April

The General Optical Council has announced plans to move to a new, more modern office in the Farringdon area of London.