Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) College


ABDO, the Association of British Dispensing Opticians, represents 6,361 qualified dispensing opticians in the UK. The Association also has 222 members overseas, 352 associate members and 1,622 student members worldwide.

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  • BSc (Hons) Ophthalmic Dispensing
  • Contact Lens Certificate Course
  • Fellowship Dispensing Diploma
  • FD Ophthalmic Dispensing

Latest list of quality assurance reports

Programme Last visit Approval status Latest report
  • Fellowship Dispensing Diploma
  • Foundation Degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing
  • BSc (Hons) Ophthalmic Dispensing
February 2021 Full approval ABDO College Visit Report - February 2021
Contact Lens Programme March 2022 Full approval ABDO College Visit Report - March 2022