Press release: ABDO freezes member subscriptions for 2021

In a move to support members, the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) will not increase membership fees for 2021.

Speaking on behalf of the ABDO Board, Sir Anthony Garrett CBE HonFBDO, ABDO General Secretary said, “Although the Association has seen a drop in income we are acutely aware just how tough life has been and continues to be for many members. We are very aware that those employers who continue do the right thing by paying professional fees for their dispensing opticians have also had a difficult year and do not need additional financial pressure at this time.

“The team at ABDO has worked hard to make substantial savings within the organisation. We are doing our very best to maintain a high quality professional service to all members despite the restrictions placed on us by Covid-19.  Staff and board are making the most of online systems to continue to deliver support to members in a cost-effective manner.”

“We thank all members for their continued support and look forward to resuming a more normal service during the course of 2021.”


Notes to Editors

  1. Media enquiries to Antonia Chitty
  2. ABDO represents over 6000 qualified dispensing opticians in the UK