The FMO’s Lens & Frame Supplementary meeting, combining the Lens Focus Group and Standards Panel, took place last week with eleven members in attendance, as you can see from the photo. The meeting was chaired by Dr Andy Hepworth and Andy Sanders, responsible for the new structure and a comprehensive agenda:

  • Optrafair Snapshot Review
  • Membership Update
  • Lens Standards
  • EU Medical Device Regulation
  • New CE Regulations / NHS – Brexit
  • Optical Body(s) ECP communication: Blue Light Myopia Management Consensus
  • Plastics Recycling
  • Polycarbonate P65 Warnings
  • Training levy
  • ABDO Case 51 Lab Visits

Ronald Rabbetts provided an update on Lens Standards, ably assisted by Alick Taylor.

Andy Hepworth and Frank Norville provided an update on the EU Medical Device Regulation before the two Andys covered Optical Body ECP communication. The two Andys covered afternoon sessions Plastics Recycling and ABDO Case 51 Lab Visits, with Frank updating members on Prop 65 and the Training Levy.

Frank commented ‘Thanks for the Lens Focus Group meeting. It was a really informative Association meeting with some traditional FMO humour added, members should try not to miss these.’

Please contact David Ellison, our Operations Director, if you’re interested in joining the Lens Focus Group, which will be meeting again in the autumn. We also plan to hold a meeting of our Equipment Focus Group shortly.