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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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FODO Annual Review 2016/17

FODO Annual Review 2016/17

5th April

Our Annual Review for 2016/17 looks at the work that's been done over the past financial year and what's coming up. 

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists publishes refractive surgery standards guidance for ophthalmologists

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists publishes refractive surgery standards guidance for ophthalmologists

5th April

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCO) have published guidance on refractive surgery standards for surgeons. The new standards are expected to be implemented by 1 June 2017.

Lynda Oliver confirmed as new Optical Confederation Chair

Lynda Oliver confirmed as new Optical Confederation Chair

28th March

Following the decision to rotate the Chair amongst its members, following Chris Hunt’s retirement in October 2016, Lynda Oliver will continue in the role of Optical Confederation Chair

FODO response to GOC strategic education review

FODO response to GOC strategic education review

23rd March

Following the General Optical Council's (GOC) call for evidence on their strategic education review, we’ve provided our response.

The Government's Spring Budget 2017

The Government's Spring Budget 2017

10th March

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has announced his Spring Budget.

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