About us

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.

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Update to the Domiciliary Code of Practice

Update to the Domiciliary Code of Practice

18th July

The domiciliary eye care Code of Practice has been updated by the Optical Confederation’s Domiciliary Eyecare Committee, endorsed by the College of Optometrists and LOCSU

GOS Fees and CET Grants Increase Announced

GOS Fees and CET Grants Increase Announced

10th July

Government imposes 1 per cent fee increase for GOS. The ONFC welcomes increased offer of 2.5 per cent on grants

Lone Working Guidance - Keeping Providers and Patients Safe

Lone Working Guidance - Keeping Providers and Patients Safe

8th July

The Optical Confederation and College of Optometrists have revised their Lone Working Guidance for domiciliary providers. 

Global Contact Lens Forum

Global Contact Lens Forum

4th July

The second GCLF was held on Friday 6 June at the ICC Birmingham during the 38th BCLA Clinical Conference and Exhibition.

MP calls on constituents to look after their eyesight

MP calls on constituents to look after their eyesight

25th June

Conservative MP for Enfield North, Nick de Bois, co-chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group on Primary Care and Public Health