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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Optical Confederation IT Policy Manager takes the High Road

Optical Confederation IT Policy Manager takes the High Road

5th July

Optical Confederation National IT Policy Manager Mordechai Chachamu has completed a 900 mile cycle ride for charity – from John O’Groats to Land’s End  on a fixed gear bike.

FODO Welcomes Incoming Director-General of the CBI

FODO Welcomes Incoming Director-General of the CBI

3rd July

Carolyn Fairbairn is ‘excellent appointment’ at Confederation of British Industry says FODO Chief Executive

UK Vision Strategy Calls for Continued Collaboration

UK Vision Strategy Calls for Continued Collaboration

19th June

The seventh annual Vision UK conference took place on 18 June 2015 at Central Hall Westminster, London.

FODO Chief Executive on GOC Standards Review and FODO's Response

FODO Chief Executive on GOC Standards Review and FODO's Response

4th June

FODO Chief Executive David Hewlett on the GOC's consultation on Standards for Individual Registrants

The Queens Speech and UK Community Optics

The Queens Speech and UK Community Optics

29th May

FODO Policy Officer Arielle Nylander picks the top things we’ll be watching