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

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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

WCSM celebrates students’ successes

Annual Presentation Ceremony held in historic Apothecaries’ Hall

Contact lens guidance for members updated

NCC updates guidance on aftercare frequency

Barcelona Specs to launch in 2020

Copenhagen Specs concept extended to Spain

25 years of clinical education celebrated

Specsavers PAC marks 25th anniversary

Latest events


Sunday 27th October 2019

Village Hotel, Captain Clarke Road, Hyde, SK14 4QG

ABDO CET – Portsmouth

Sunday 3rd November 2019

Village Hotel, Lakeshore Drive, Portsmouth, PO6 3FR

ABDO CET – London

Thursday 7th November 2019

ABDO, 199 Gloucester Terrace, London, W2 6LD

ABDO CET – Birmingham

Monday 11th November 2019

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