Association of British Dispensing Opticians

Supporting, protecting and advancing dispensing opticians in the UK and worldwide

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  • CET events
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  • Professional indemnity insurance
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Latest news from Dispensing Optics

DO erased from register for “serious offences”

Offences involved theft and false accounting

Experts to help shape new education standards

GOC to set up two ESR expert advisory groups

Poll shows bad contact lens habits putting sight at risk

Fight for Sight urging greater awareness of sight loss risks

Investing in mental health awareness training

Specsavers to run series of half-day training workshops

Latest events

ABDO CPD – Bradford

Wednesday 17th July 2019

The Eye Clinic, DHEZ Academic Building, University of Bradford, Bradford, BD7 1DP

ABDO CET – Dartford

Thursday 18th July 2019

Dartford Football Club, Princes Park, Darenth Road, Dartford, DA1 1RT


Monday 22nd July 2019

Holiday Inn, Hull Marina, Castle Street, Hull, HU1 2BX

ABDO CPD – Birmingham (CLO Masterclass)

Wednesday 24th July 2019

ABDO National Resource Centre, 4th Floor, Aqueous II, Aston Cross Business Village, Chester Street, Birmingham, B6 5RQ