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Dispensing opticians celebrate graduation

A total of 318 dispensing opticians and contact lens opticians graduated with ABDO last week

ABDO graduation
The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) celebrated the graduation of 318 dispensing opticians and contact lens opticians at Canterbury Cathedral last week (20 November).

ABDO president Clive Marchant and master of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers, Huntly Taylor, addressed graduands, their families and friends at the ceremony.

Speaking at the event, Mr Marchant said: “It’s wonderful to see the consistent high volume of newly qualified dispensing opticians, which further demonstrates the consistent demand for dispensing opticians.”

“It was also a pleasure to receive all who had gained higher qualification in contact lenses, the number of which have increased considerably in recent years. I hope they will not only provide contact lens fitting and aftercare but progress to the provision of minor eye condition services,” he added.