About Dispensing Optics

As the professional journal of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO), Dispensing Optics (DO) supports ABDO members throughout their career – from student to fully qualified practitioner and beyond.

Published in print – with a companion presence in DO OnlineDO delivers news, information and education relevant to members’ everyday practice life.

As well as providing distance-learning continuing professional development (CPD) for dispensing opticians, contact lens opticians and optometrists, the journal publishes news, business, marketing and product features to support the whole practice team – including optical assistants.

Write to:

Nicky Collinson
The Editor
Dispensing Optics
Unit 2 Court Lodge Offices
Godmersham Park
Kent CT4 7DT

Email: ncollinson@abdo.org.uk

Media Information

For 2024 media information and advertising rates, click here.

Average circulation

Average monthly circulation in 2023: 6,846 copies.

Guide for CPD authors

Dispensing Optics publishes CPD articles for dispensing opticians, contact lens opticians and optometrists. Multiple choice questions are included, which ABDO members can complete online.

Proposals for CPD articles may be emailed to the ABDO CPD Department at abdocpd@abdo.org.uk

For further information on ABDO CPD click here.


The 2024 annual subscription rates for 10 issues are:
– UK £150, including postage
– Overseas £175, including postage

Edward Fox FBDO
ABDO Head of Membership Services
T: 01227 733911
E: efox@abdo.org.uk

Why advertise in Dispensing Optics and DO Online?

By advertising in DO journal and on DO Online, your company is directly engaging with those professionals making everyday decisions on what products and technology to offer their patients. You will also reach the next generation of optical professional through ABDO’s large student membership.

With bespoke marketing and advertising packages available, linking print advertising and editorial with online content and social media packages, DO and DO Online will raise the profile of your company’s products and services.



Nicky Collinson

T: 0797 903 3542
E: ncollinson@abdo.org.uk

Assistant Editor
Jane Burnand

T: 0793 993 6872
E: jburnand@abdo.org.uk