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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FODO at Optrafair London THIS WEEKEND

FODO at Optrafair London THIS WEEKEND

10th April

The inaugural Optrafair London will be held this weekend at the Kensington Olympia Exhibition Centre. You can meet FODO staff and our Board at the Optical Confederation stand on the balcony level.

FODO Expands its Policy Team to Support Cross-sector Alliances

FODO Expands its Policy Team to Support Cross-sector Alliances

8th April

We have appointed Ann Blackmore as our new Head of Policy and Strategy, and she will be supported by Jakob Stenkvist in the newly created role of Policy Officer.   

VISION 2020 UK announce appointment of new Chief Executive

VISION 2020 UK announce appointment of new Chief Executive

8th April

Mercy Jeyasingham MBE has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of VISION 2020 UK, the umbrella charity for the sight loss and eye health sector. 

The ECV challenges 'invisible epidemic' of sight loss in Europe

The ECV challenges 'invisible epidemic' of sight loss in Europe

4th April

Support the European Coalition for Vision to back eye health in the upcoming European Elections. 

Vouchers At A Glance Card Released

Vouchers At A Glance Card Released

3rd April

The Optical Confederation has now released its annual Vouchers at a Glance card for optical professionals. Download it here.