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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VISION 2020 UK announce National Eye Research Centre as a new member organisation

VISION 2020 UK announce National Eye Research Centre as a new member organisation

3rd February

VISION 2020 UK has announced National Eye Research Centre as a new member organisation.

Health Minister accepts Optical Sector invitation to 100% Optical

Health Minister accepts Optical Sector invitation to 100% Optical

29th January

Health minister Alistair Burt is to attend 100% Optical following an invitation by the Optical Confederation.

Healthy Eyes campaign sends positive eye health message to thousands

Healthy Eyes campaign sends positive eye health message to thousands

29th January

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.

Quality standard developed for people with sight loss and dementia in an ophthalmology department

Quality standard developed for people with sight loss and dementia in an ophthalmology department

28th January

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.

Specialist eye care services in Wales to be provided closer to people's homes

Specialist eye care services in Wales to be provided closer to people's homes

22nd January

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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