Useful Links

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians


The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) represents over 5,700 qualified dispensing opticians in the UK who are registered with and regulated by the General Optical Council (GOC).

Association of Optometrists


The Association of Optometrists (AOP) is a membership organisation for optometrists and other optical professionals. We protect, represent and support our members throughout their careers

The Federation of (Ophthalmic and Dispensing) Opticians


The Federation of (Ophthalmic and Dispensing) Opticians represents eye care providers and registered opticians in business in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

General Optical Council


We are the regulator for the optical professions in the UK. Our purpose is to protect the public by promoting high standards of education, performance and conduct amongst opticians. We currently register around 29,000 optometrists, dispensing opticians, student opticians and optical businesses.

Local Optical Committee Support Unit


We support Local Optical Committees (LOCs) across England in developing local eye health services.

NHS England


NHS England leads the National Health Service (NHS) in England. We set the priorities and direction of the NHS and encourage and inform the national debate to improve health and care.

Optical Confederation


The Optical Confederation (OC) represents the 13,000 optometrists, 6,000 dispensing opticians and 7,000 optical businesses in the UK who provide high quality and accessible eye care services to the public.

Optical Consumer Complaints Service


The OCCS is an independent and free service for consumers of optical care and the professionals providing that care

Royal National Institute of Blind People


We're RNIB and we're here for everyone affected by sight loss.

Sight Concern Worcestershire


Your local charity supporting blind and partially sighted people to lead independent and fulfilling lives.