About us

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 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.

Our response to NHS England's AIS Review

Our response to NHS England's AIS Review

10th March

FODO on behalf of the Optical Confederation has responded to NHS England’s post-implementation review of the Accessible Information Standard.

GOC publishes guidance on professional duty of candour

GOC publishes guidance on professional duty of candour

8th March

The General Optical Council (GOC) has published guidance on professional duty of candour.

EU Court decision gives visually impaired and blind people access to more published works

EU Court decision gives visually impaired and blind people access to more published works

21st February

People who are blind or visually impaired across Europe will have greater access to published works, following a decision by the European Court of Justice.

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