Press Release

ABDO issues position paper on Myopia

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO)’s National Clinical Committee (NCC) has issued a position paper for members on myopia, its treatment, and recommendations for advice to patients.

The position paper, the role of Dispensing Opticians & Contact Lens Opticians in Myopia Management , will be of interest to all eye care practitioners.

 ABDO Vice President Jo Holmes is Chair of the NCC. She says, “Myopia is a growing issue, and dispensing opticians are well placed to address patient concerns and those of parents too. The aim of this paper is to set out a snap shot of current research and inform members about how they can guide patients who have or are at risk of myopia.”

The paper can be found in the Policy and Regulation section of the new ABDO website,


Notes to Editors

  1. Media enquiries to Antonia Chitty, 07538 525476,
  2. ABDO represents over 6000 qualified dispensing opticians in the United Kingdom. Registered office, 199, Gloucester Terrace, London W2 6LD.