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.

What is a Dispensing Optician?

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

View our Press Releases

New appointment at ABDO
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ABDO Graduation Ceremony
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Michael Potter Commemorated
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ABDO extends its reach in Wales
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New Head of Policy for ABDO
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Another 20 years of commitment to optical education at ABDO College
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ABDO updates guidance on contact lens aftercare frequency
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ABDO updates constitutions
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ABDO in the News

ABDO appoints new head of policy and public affairs
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New ABDO regional lead for South of England announced
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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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Antonia Chitty, Head of Communications


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Carol Smith, Communications Officer


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Latest News

Nominations open for international optician award

Winner to be announced at Silmo Paris 2020

100% Optical 2020 Future Series announced

Series to provide "strategy for a brighter tomorrow"

Obituary: Linda Pope

Well known practice owner passed away in December

Cambridgeshire DO erased from register

Ability to practise as a dispensing optician ended