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ABDO Extended Services Training Day

​36 ABDO contact lens opticians attended the first Minor Eye Conditions Services (MECS) extended services training days in Birmingham at the end of last month. ABDO has more than 130 contact lens opticians working towards MECS and Glaucoma Repeat Measures (GRM) accreditation.
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IAO announces President and Vice President for 2018-2020

Former ABDO president, Dispensing Optician and practice owner Fiona Anderson BSc(Hons) FBDO R FEAOO SMC(Tech) has been re-elected as president of the International Opticians Association. Donald Crichton FBDO, President of ADONZ (The Association of Dispensing Opticians of New Zealand) has been appointed as Vice President.
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Optrafair celebrates 40 years in style

Over 7,000 optical professionals attended Optrafair’s spectacular 40th anniversary event this year, held at the NEC in Birmingham from 14th – 16th April. Visitors flocked in as the doors opened to the public, eager to explore a show floor filled with over 150 exhibitors showcasing the latest in optical technology, frames, lenses and business solutions.
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There’s a lot to see and do at Optrafair this weekend

​Three days. 220 suppliers. Four dedicated education streams. 300 CET points. It’s safe to say there’s a lot to see and do at Optrafair this weekend. With an action-packed programme showcasing the cutting edge of optics, Optrafair promises to be an event to remember, championing innovation and celebrating advances in technology and manufacturing. So, how are going to plan your visit? What do you need to know to make sure your trip is the best it can possibly be?
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