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.
The Optical Confederation has issued guidance for contactors with details about the pilot areas and how to process GOS claims for recipients of Universal Credit.
FODO’s Lead Director for SME Members, Adrian Street, with an update about the Optical Confederation’s Joint AGMs Event and his executive summary of the FODO Annual Report.
For the last four years the Optical Confederation partner bodies have held joint AGMs events. This year the AOP, ACLM and FODO met up in London for an afternoon of special talks and events that culminated in the annual AGMs Black Tie Dinner in the Pullman Hotel in Euston.
Four new directors were elected to the FODO Board at this week’s AGM, Jayne Rawlinson was re-elected as Chair for a record fifth year, and Lead Director for Individual Practitioner Members, Glenn Tomison, was appointed Vice Chair.
FODO will once again be joining Optical Confederation partners the AOP and the ACLM, with support from ABDO and FMO colleagues, for their annual shared AGMs event next Tuesday 14 May 2013.