About 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/CPD articles, business and marketing features, 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.

Write to:

The Editor
Dispensing Optics
Unit 2 Court Lodge Offices,
Godmersham Park,

Media Information

For 2021 media information and advertising rates, click here.

Average circulation

Average circulation 8,848copies (January to June 2020)

Guide for CET authors

Dispensing Optics publishes monthly CET/CPD 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 abdocpd@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 provided 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

T: 0781 273 4717
E: ncollinson@abdo.org.uk

Assistant Editor
Jane Burnand

T: 020 7298 5102
E: jburnand@abdo.org.uk

Administration Manager
Deanne Gray
E: dgray@abdo.org.uk

Edward Fox FBDO (ABDO Membership Assistant)
T: 01227 733911
E: efox@abdo.org.uk