Association of British Dispensing Opticians

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

Join ABDO for:

  • CET events
  • Dispensing Optics magazine
  • Professional indemnity insurance
  • Savings on a wide range of products and services

ABDO National Resource Centre

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ABDO's Business Hub

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ABDO International

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Advice from ABDO

Advice and Guidelines
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Advice for Members
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Policy and Regulation
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Business Advice
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Latest news from Dispensing Optics

Nominations open for international optician award

Winner to be announced at Silmo Paris 2020

100% Optical 2020 Future Series announced

Series to provide "strategy for a brighter tomorrow"

Obituary: Linda Pope

Well known practice owner passed away in December

Cambridgeshire DO erased from register

Ability to practise as a dispensing optician ended

Latest events


Monday 27th January 2020



Thursday 13th February 2020

ABDO CET – Norwich

Wednesday 19th February 2020

Brook Hotel, 2 Barnard Road, Norwich, NR5 9JB

ABDO CET – London

Friday 28th February 2020

ABDO Offices, 199 Gloucester Terrace, London, W2 6LD