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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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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

Drivers urged to ensure safe vision standards this Road Safety Week

Drivers urged to ensure safe vision standards this Road Safety Week

18th November

With an estimated 2,900 road casualties caused by poor vision every year the Optical Confederation is joining forces with charity Brake to urge drivers to take a sight test this Road Safety Week.  

Optical Confederation becomes Antibiotic Guardian

Optical Confederation becomes Antibiotic Guardian

18th November

The Optical Confederation has signed a Public Health England pledge to champion prudent antibiotic prescribing in the optical sector 

Optical Confederation has eyes on diabetes for World Diabetes Day

Optical Confederation has eyes on diabetes for World Diabetes Day

14th November

The Optical Confederation (OC)  welcomes the eye health focus of this year’s World Diabetes Day  but warns that screening for diabetic eye disease is not a substitute for a full sight test and regular eye care.

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