Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) Examinations


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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  • Awarding Body - Contact Lens
  • Awarding Body - Dispensing

Latest quality assurance reports

Programme Last visit Approval status Latest report
Ophthalmic Dispensing Diploma September 2019 Full approval ABDO Exams Dispensing Visit Report Sept 2019
Contact Lens February 2022 Full approval ABDO Exams CL Visit Report Feb 2022