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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View our Press Releases

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 response to GOC research into risk in the optical professions
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ABDO welcomes Stuart Pell as new regional lead for the South of England
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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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ABDO in the News

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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ABDO issues a paper on Myopia for its members
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Antonia Chitty, Head of Communications


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Carol Smith, Communications Officer


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