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 website for ABDO
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Successful meeting for ABDO’s England Regional team
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New members for National Clinical Committee
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Contact Lens Opticians to offer acute eyecare services in Wales
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Become an independent optician event
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Max Halford appointed ABDO Clinical Lead
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Brexit Advice for ABDO members
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Exciting new partnerships in Australia and New Zealand
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ABDO in the News

ABDO College announces new optical assistant course
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Book now for ABDO’s Become an Independent Optician event
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ABDO clarification
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ABDO expands course offering to Australia and New Zealand
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Antonia Chitty, Head of Communications


Mobile: 07538 525476


Carol Smith, Communications Officer


Mobile: 07494 919533

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