Media Centre

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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ABDO Award for Careers in Eyecare Campaign
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ABDO freezes member subscriptions for 2021
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ABDO to offer members online regional events
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ABDO Members tune in for first online Consultation Day
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Cautious welcome from ABDO for new ways forward for GOC ESR
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ABDO calls for action on discrimination and harassment
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ABDO comment on Joint Statement on GOC ESR
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ABDO announces Board election results
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ABDO in the news

ABDO hosts online consultation
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Lockdown for Optician's
Will opticians stay open?
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Clive Marchant on LBC
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Antonia Chitty, Head of Communications and IT

Email: achitty@abdo.org.uk

Mobile: 07538 525476

 

Carol Smith, Communications Officer

Email: csmith@abdo.org.uk

Mobile: 07494 919533

Latest News

A DO and proud of it

"We are strengthening our profession and embracing its diversity"

Business Bites: Problem? Don’t blame me (Part 1)

Is the 'blame game' holding your business back?

GOC accepts QAA entry level qualification recommendations

Entry level for DOs to be set at Level 6

Competition Corner: December

Win an ABDO goodie bag

Successful revision webinar for ABDO students

OLA now online 

New revision weekend webinar

Statement on examinations

Statement on reopening from ABDO

Statement on driving from ABDO President Jo Holmes

New ABDO working group for Covid-19 Exit

TDO and CLO supervision changes

Applications closing soon

ABDO launches Leadership and Management training and qualifications

New appointment at ABDO

ABDO Graduation Ceremony

Michael Potter Commemorated

ABDO extends its reach in Wales

New Head of Policy for ABDO

Another 20 years of commitment to optical education at ABDO College

ABDO updates guidance on contact lens aftercare frequency

ABDO updates constitutions

ABDO response to GOC research into risk in the optical professions

ABDO welcomes Stuart Pell as new regional lead for the South of England

Barry Duncan, Deputy Chief Executive of ABDO, has resigned with immediate effect

New Board member for ABDO

ABDO responds to Which? Report

Statement from Deputy Chief Executive of ABDO, Barry Duncan in response to Channel 4 Supershoppers

Children missing out on eye exams

ABDO launches CET Webinars

ABDO welcomes road safety statement

ABDO issues new range of patient leaflets

ABDO issues position paper on Myopia

New website for ABDO

Successful meeting for ABDO’s England Regional team

New members for National Clinical Committee

Contact Lens Opticians to offer acute eyecare services in Wales

Become an independent optician event

Max Halford appointed ABDO Clinical Lead

Brexit Advice for ABDO members

Exciting new partnerships in Australia and New Zealand

ABDO Awards at Optrafair Dinner

New Business Guide for ABDO members

Sir Anthony Garrett celebrates 20 years at ABDO