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Association News
29 July 2017
Issue 208
GOC Council news Read More
LOCSU Latest - July edition of the LOCSU newsletter Read More
New CET advice for extended primary eye care services published Read More
Research shows MECS reduced volume of patients referred to hospitals by GPs Read More
WCSM Education Trust bursary winners complete first year of training Read More
ABDO National Consultation Day

The ABDO National Consultation Day will be held on Thursday 26 October 2017 at the Burlington Hotel, Burlington Arcade, 126 New Street, Birmingham, B2 4JQ.

All ABDO members are invited and welcome to attend. The event provides a chance for members to meet regional leads & board members and find out what is happening in ABDO.

To confirm your attendance email Jane Burnand at

2016 ABDO College annual report

ABDO College has published its Annual Report for 2016.

To view the 2016 ABDO College annual report click here
Distance learning tutors required

ABDO College is looking to recruit a number of distance learning tutors.

Applicants must have passed the ABDO Level 6 ophthalmic dispensing final theory examination (FQE) at the first attempt.

Commencing in January 2018, a nine week training course will be run for successful applicants.

If you would like to apply, please email Claire Raffill at for an application pack.

Become a contact lens optician

If you have qualified as a dispensing optician you might be wondering about your next step, or if you have been working in optics for a number of years you may want a new challenge, so why not become a contact lens optician?

The ABDO College Contact Lens Certificate course provides an ideal opportunity for opticians to further their career by specialising in contact lenses. The course leads to the ABDO Level 6 Certificate in Contact Lens Practice qualification, enabling registration on the General Optical Council specialty register for contact lens dispensing.

For further information and an application form, please contact the ABDO College Courses Team on 01227 738 829 (Option 1) or email

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A choice of two distance learning courses to become a dispensing optician Read More
BSc (Hons) Vision Science • COURSE STARTS IN SEPTEMBER 2017 Read More
Contact Lens Practical Preparation Course • 24-25 AUGUST 2017 Read More
Level 4 Diploma for Optical Assistants • COURSE STARTS IN SEPTEMBER 2017 Read More
Low Vision Honours / PQE Theory (re-take) Revision Courses Read More
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