Optrafair is brought to you by the Federation of Manufacturing Opticians, MA Exhibitions and Optician magazine, combining some of the most respected organisations serving the optical market.



Our mission is to provide a national platform for optical manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and business service providers to communicate, educate and innovate. FMO plays a key role in educating the public about the importance of looking after their sight and having regular eye examinations.

What started 100 years ago as the Association of Wholesale and Manufacturing Opticians has developed over the years into a thriving network for companies engaged in all aspects of manufacturing, distribution and supply of spectacle and contact lenses, spectacle frames, ophthalmic instruments and equipment as well as providers of business services to optical practices.

Our members provide the means for more than 20 million eye examinations every year to take place in community practices and hospital eye departments. They also supply the wide range of spectacle frames and lenses, and contact lenses that are prescribed for those who need them.

MA Exhibitions

Optrafair is organised by MA Exhibitions (MAX), an award-winning exhibition business. MAX organises more than 200 events annually, from small, highly focussed seminars to large scale events.

Within MAX’s portfolio there are 14 large-scale events, spread across sectors including electronics, manufacturing, engineering, communications, education, healthcare and print.

In the past four years MAX have won PPA Event of the Year, PPA Launch of the Year, Exhibition News Rising Star award, plus two high commendations.

Optician magazine

Optician magazine is the leading independent, weekly, UK journal for eye care professionals. Since 1891 it has been publishing news, views and analysis on all aspects of the optical profession and business.

Today Optician is a leading provider of Continuing Education and Training for eye care professionals. It is currently the only independent provider of distance learning interactive CET points.