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

ABDO calls for abolition of eyecare postcode lottery
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New members for ABDO’s National Clinical Committee
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ABDO President calls for inclusive action
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Next ABDO Vice President announced
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ABDO launches Leadership and Management training and qualifications
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New appointment at ABDO
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ABDO Graduation Ceremony
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Michael Potter Commemorated
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ABDO in the News

New ABDO Vice President announced
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ABDO launches management course
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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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Antonia Chitty, Head of Communications


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Latest News

Eyecare postcode lottery must end, says ABDO

Association calls for action on Vision 2020 anniversary

A guide to degree level apprenticeships

Miranda Richardson addresses some FAQs about degree-level apprenticeships

Region update: Midlands & Anglia

Richard Rawlinson chats with local leads about past, present and future

“Spirit of collaboration” for 2020: Year of Vision campaign

More than 16 organisations sign up to campaign