Media Centre

Media Centre page

Welcome to ABDO’s Media Centre where you can find out more about the Association of British Dispensing Opticians’ activities and events, and access news and analysis, expert opinion, press releases, annual reports and other media resources.

Our press team is happy to help you with your enquiries and provides you with information on eye care, eye wear and issues affecting the optical industry.

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Find out more about the profession and what a dispensing optician does here.

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Barry Duncan, Deputy Chief Executive of ABDO, has resigned with immediate effect
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New Board member for ABDO
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ABDO reponds to Which? Report
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Statement from Deputy Chief Executive of ABDO, Barry Duncan in response to Channel 4 Supershoppers
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Children missing out on eye exams
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ABDO launches CET Webinars
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ABDO welcomes road safety statement
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ABDO issues new range of patient leaflets
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ABDO in the News

ABDO has launched an on-going series of CET webinars for members.
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ABDO launches new patient leaflets
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ABDO issues a paper on Myopia for its members
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ABDO clarification
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Antonia Chitty, Head of Communications


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Carol Smith, Communications Officer


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Latest News

ABDO deputy chief executive resigns

Barry Duncan praised for "pioneering work"

Record numbers sign up to ABDO College OA course

Course allows students to combine study with full-time work

GOC launches FTP triage pilot

Move will enable GOC to close cases more speedily

New board member welcomed

Lorraine Bleasdale joins ABDO board