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The Federation of (Ophthalmic and Dispensing) Opticians is a leading professional membership and insurance organisation that represents primary care eye health providers in the UK and Ireland and offers bespoke and targeted advice to our diverse business and individual membership.

We represent the interests of opticians, optometrists and other optical professionals and businesses at the highest level of national policy debate.

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Public perceptions research

Public perceptions research

28th July

Findings from the GOC’s second public perceptions survey showed that people in the devolved nations of the UK were more likely to visit an optician if they had an acute eye problem than those in England.

GOC seeks expertise for its committees

GOC seeks expertise for its committees

28th July

The General Optical Council (GOC) is looking to appoint 14 new registrant members – seven optometrists and seven dispensing opticians - to its statutory advisory committees.

LOCSU welcomes publication of new Primary Eye Care Framework for eye health services

LOCSU welcomes publication of new Primary Eye Care Framework for eye health services

26th July

LOCSU is urging CCGs to play their part in helping to reduce avoidable sight loss by implementing the whole system eye care pathways proposed in the new Primary Eye Care Framework for eye health services.

VISION 2020 UK hosts Dementia and Sight Loss Day in collaboration with NHS England

VISION 2020 UK hosts Dementia and Sight Loss Day in collaboration with NHS England

21st July

VISION 2020 UK hosted a one day forum at Sight Village Birmingham this week to help increase understanding of the problems faced by those affected by vision or visual perception conditions and dementia.

GOC appoints new interim Director of Resources

GOC appoints new interim Director of Resources

21st July

The General Optical Council (GOC) has appointed Mark Webster as its new interim Director of Resources, replacing outgoing Director Josie Lloyd.

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