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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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Optical Confederation opens consultation on refractive surgery

Optical Confederation opens consultation on refractive surgery

15th February

The Optical Confederation has launched a consultation on multi-disciplinary professional standards for refractive surgery providers.

Samantha Peters to stand down as GOC Chief Executive and Registrar

Samantha Peters to stand down as GOC Chief Executive and Registrar

21st December

The General Optical Council has announced that its Chief Executive and Registrar, Samantha Peters, will leave the organisation after six years next summer to focus on studying.

GOC consults on Education Strategic Review

GOC consults on Education Strategic Review

16th December

The General Optical Council (GOC) has published a call for evidence to launch its Education Strategic Review.

Annual FODO DIT lecture discusses future of Irish optics

Annual FODO DIT lecture discusses future of Irish optics

22nd November

FODO Ireland staff met this week with optical students from the Dublin Institute of Technology to discuss the role they will play in the future of Irish optics

Professional Bodies Digital Summit at 199 Gloucester Terrace

Professional Bodies Digital Summit at 199 Gloucester Terrace

21st November

FODO host one in a series of Professional Bodies Leadership Summits organised by the consultancy Atmosphere

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