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.
Prizes were awarded to students from Anglia Ruskin University with the best overall performance in Final Practical Dispensing in the Ophthalmic Dispensing degree, at a special ceremony held at the university earlier this month.
Find out what the Autumn Statement and Spending review means for our sector.
The General Optical Council (GOC) will open its new offices in Farringdon on Tuesday 1 December 2015.
Shadow Health Minister, Justin Madders, visited Ellesmere Port earlier this month to find out why regular eye tests are so important in preventing blindness.
VISION 2020 UK has brought together senior representatives from health, social care and the voluntary sector at an event in London.