Kevin Gutsell became president of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians

Kevin Gutsell FBDO (Hons) SLD became president of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) during a ceremony held on Thursday 9 May at the ABDO National Resources Centre (NRC) in Birmingham.

ABDO Medal of Excellence awarded to Jo Underwood

Jo Underwood, founding principal of ABDO College, has been presented with the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) Medal of Excellence in recognition for her outstanding service and commitment to the Association.

Belfry to host summer OSA meeting

The Belfry beckons for all OSA members from 10–11 June, as one of the most enjoyable events of the optical calendar.

UWE are triumphant in Optoversity Challenge 2024

University of the West of England School of Optometry emerged as champions in this years’ Optoversity Challenge, beating off competition from eleven other institutions from around the UK and ROI. Run by the student training provider Out of the Box Optics, the online event saw second place going to Bradford, and third place to Plymouth.

Obituary: a heartfelt goodbye to Roger Pope

One of the most admired of UK opticians, Roger Pope, holder of two Royal Warrants, has sadly passed away leaving a legacy as the greatest colleague and friend to the optical community.

New College of Optometrists President and Council members announced

The College of Optometrists welcomed a new President and seven new Council members at its AGM, held during the College’s clinical conference, Optometry Tomorrow 2024 - now incorporating BCLA Focus - in Telford on 29 April.

ABDO graduation

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) celebrated the graduation of dispensing opticians and contact lens opticians at Canterbury Cathedral on Wednesday 24 April.

Glaucoma UK ‘Excellence in Glaucoma Care Award 2024’ Winner Announcement

PhD student at Glasgow Caledonian University wins the Glaucoma UK ‘Excellence in Glaucoma Care Award 2024’.

ABDO announces dates for the ABDO Clinical Conference

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) has announced the dates for its second clinical conference. The ABDO clinical conference will take place on Sunday 6 and Monday 7 October at the ABDO National Resource Centre, Birmingham, providing two opportunities for members to attend.

ABDO to run pre-Board elections webinars

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) is inviting its members to attend one of two webinars in preparation for its forthcoming Board elections.

Specsavers Launches brand new Roblox Obby

Specsavers has unveiled the ‘Specsavers Obby’, a new branded obstacle course game and virtual merchandise giveaway on Roblox, marking the high-street retailer’s commitment to educating younger generations and continued steps into the gaming space.

Nominations sought for ‘passionate’ new BCLA council members

“Committed” and “passionate” eye care professionals have been urged to put themselves forward to represent their peers on the BCLA council.

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