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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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 Reducing pressure on hospitals: Lessons from the frontline of community health

Reducing pressure on hospitals: Lessons from the frontline of community health

23rd September

The Optical Confederation is hosting fringe events at the upcoming Labour and Conservative party conferences in conjunction with the NHS Confederation, Local Government Association and the Health Foundation. 

VISION 2020 UK announce Astbury Award winner at FODO HQ

VISION 2020 UK announce Astbury Award winner at FODO HQ

19th September

The winner of the 2016 Astbury Award has been announced this week at a ceremony at The Federation of (Ophthalmic and Dispensing) Opticians in London.

Optical Confederation backs National Eye Health Week 2016

Optical Confederation backs National Eye Health Week 2016

17th September

The Optical Confederation is throwing its support behind National Eye Health Week (NEHW) 2016, highlighting the importance of taking care of your eyes and the need for regular sight tests for all.

Progress, Continuity and Change at LOCSU

Progress, Continuity and Change at LOCSU

16th September

LOCSU’s board has announced important changes to the organisation following its quarterly meeting today.

Payment Service Plan Must Deliver, Insist OpticalLeaders

Payment Service Plan Must Deliver, Insist OpticalLeaders

15th September

Optical sector leaders have made it clear to NHS England and Capita that the latest plan to turn around the ophthalmic payments service must not fail.

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