Under the banner of the Optical Confederation (OC), the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) works collaboratively with the Federation of (Ophthalmic and Dispensing) Opticians (FODO), the Association of Contact Lens Manufacturers (ACLM), the Association of Optometrists (AOP) and the Federation of Manufacturing Opticians (FMO) to represent the industry’s views to Parliament, Government, key policy makers and other stakeholders. Within this partnership, the ABDO ensures it represents and promotes the interests of all its members in Parliament, Government and the devolved institutions of the UK, lobbying for legislative changes that will ultimately benefit patients.
We respond to consultations from Government departments, regulatory agencies and other relevant bodies. We also seek to influence policy by providing parliamentarians with detailed briefings, submitting evidence to Parliamentary Select Committees and by supporting the All Party Parliamentary Group on Eye Health & Visual Impairment.
For more information, please contact the Optical Confederation public affairs team here.