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Dispensing Optics

As the membership journal of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO), Dispensing Optics provides all the latest News, information and education for opticians each and every month.

Featuring accredited CET articles, business and marketing tips, news updates, product spotlights and worldwide event previews and reports – Dispensing Optics aims to keep ABDO members in the UK, Ireland and overseas informed and up-to-date with relevant and educational content.

Dispensing Optics
199 Gloucester Terrace
W2 6LD

  • Media informationOpen

    For 2019 media information and advertising rates click here.


    Average circulation 10,185 (Jan-Dec 2018) – ABDO Board Certification.

  • Guide for CET authorsOpen

    Dispensing Optics publishes monthly CET articles covering a range of core competencies for dispensing opticians, contact lens opticians and optometrists. Multiple choice questions are included, which can be completed online.

    Proposals for CET articles may be emailed to

    To view or download the guide for CET authors click here.


    The current annual subscription rates for 12 issues are:

    • UK £150, including postage
    • Overseas £175, including postage

    Tom Veti, ABDO Membership Services, Godmersham Park, Godmersham, Kent CT4 7DT

    Telephone 01227 733 922



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