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Association News
25 July 2014
Issue 144
Not seen EYE TV yet? Click here »
Jennifer Brower discusses low vision, the conditions and some of the help that’s available – click here to view more
Update to the domiciliary code of practice Read More
Key findings from the GOS data collection in England Read More
News from the GOC Council Read More
News from LOCSU Read More
BCLA welcomes new medical representative to Council Read More
ABDO membership benefits – Top UK Attractions
Treat yourself, friends or family to a fantastic day out with great savings from Merlin Entertainment.

Discounts are available on popular attractions such as Thorpe Park, Alton Towers, The London Dungeons, LEGOLAND and many more*.

View more information or alternatively call 0871 222 4001 and quote REWARDS.

*Terms and conditions apply. See website for details. Offers subject to change without notice. Saving based on individual walk up admission price. The offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion, is subject to availability and tickets must be booked at least 24 hours in advance of visit.

Ophthalmic Dispensing courses

ABDO College offers a choice of two distance learning courses on the route to becoming a qualified dispensing optician:

Option 1
A two-year Foundation Degree course followed by a third year BSc Degree course in Ophthalmic Dispensing – leading to BSc (Hons) and the ABDO Level 6 FBDO qualifications.

Option 2
A three year diploma course in Ophthalmic Dispensing – leading to the ABDO Level 6 FBDO qualification.

For application forms please contact the ABDO College Courses Team on 01227 738 829 (Option 1) or email

For more information click here
ABDO College ‘Getting Started’ Course Read More
ABDO College vacancy - Head of Operational Services Read More
Ophthalmic Lenses Availability

The new 2014 edition of the extremely popular ABDO College publication Ophthalmic Lenses Availability has increased in size to over 400 pages of essential lens information that will be invaluable to anyone dealing with spectacle lenses, whether they are in the optical profession, a student or within the industry. No other publication or service brings together this amount of lens information into one place.

At around £1 per week each year this popular and informative publication represents very good value for any practice or optical laboratory.

The 2014 edition of Ophthalmic Lenses Availability is available to order online or call Justin Hall, the ABDO College Bookshop Administrator, on 01227 733 904.

Click here to order online
Carrots NightWalks – walk your city in the dark!
Friday 19 September 2014 at 7.30pm (London) and Friday 26 September 2014 (Birmingham, Bristol and Glasgow)

For a unique experience of your city, join Fight for Sight this September on these magical night walks through the streets of London, Birmingham, Bristol and Glasgow on your choice of 6-mile or 15-mile route, taking in historic and modern attractions. Sign up as an individual or bring friends and family for a fantastic evening, raising money to fund vital research into sight loss and eye disease.

For more information contact Jo by email at, or call 020 7264 3912.

Sign up by clicking here
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