Association of British Dispensing Opticians

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Latest news from Dispensing Optics

J&J announces lead Covid-19 vaccine candidate

Clinical trials expected to commence by September

Inaugural Barcelona Specs postponed

New dates are 10-11 April 2021

Patients being put at risk, warns OFNC

NHS England failing to act, says OFNC

RCOphth updates PPE guidance on slit lamp use

Includes recommendation on breath shields

Latest events

ABDO CET – Doncaster

Monday 30th March 2020


ABDO CET Evening – Antrim

Monday 20th April 2020



Tuesday 28th April 2020


ABDO CET – Newbury

Sunday 10th May 2020