About Dispensing Optics

Dispensing Optics


As the membership journal of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO), Dispensing Optics provides all the latest news, information and education for opticians each and every month.

Featuring accredited CET articles, business and marketing tips, news updates, product spotlights and worldwide event previews and reports – Dispensing Optics aims to keep ABDO members in the UK, Ireland and overseas informed and up-to-date with relevant and educational content.

Dispensing Optics
199 Gloucester Terrace
W2 6LD

Media Information

For 2020 media information and advertising rates click here.

Average circulation

Average circulation 9,259 copies (January to October 2019)

Guide for CET authors

Dispensing Optics publishes monthly CET articles covering a range of core competencies for dispensing opticians, contact lens opticians and optometrists. Multiple choice questions are included, which can be completed online.

Proposals for CET articles may be emailed to abdocet@abdo.org.uk

To view or download the guide for CET authors click here.

Further information on CET click here.


The current annual subscription rates for 12 issues are:

  • UK £150, including postage
  • Overseas £175, including postage

Edward Fox FBDO, ABDO Membership Services, Godmersham Park, Godmersham, Kent CT4 7DT

T: 01227 733911

E: efox@abdo.org.uk


Why advertise in Dispensing Optics and DO Online?

As the monthly journal of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO), Dispensing Optics is the only UK journal dedicated to this highly skilled and dynamic profession. Each month, the journal delivers the latest news, information and education relevant to all ABDO members – as well as those in allied professions..

Including Dispensing Optics in your advertising schedule provides you with a tailor-made opportunity to influence practice members with purchasing responsibility for everything from eyewear to contact lenses, ophthalmic lenses, low vision tools and more. DO is also a cost-effective platform for recruitment advertising and editorial sponsorship.

The launch of DO Online in May 2019 provides yet further advertising and marketing opportunities, including jobs vacancies, social media bundles and print and online packages. Download the latest media kit to see the rates and opportunities in full.



Nicky Collinson

Managing Editor

T: 0781 273 4717

E: ncollinson@abdo.uk.com



Jane Burnand

Assistant Editor

T: 020 7298 5102

E: jburnand@abdolondon.org.uk



Deanne Gray

Administration Manager

E: dgray@abdo.uk.com



Edward Fox FBDO

T: 01227 733911

E: efox@abdo.org.uk