Lab technicians working in manufacturing optics may be eligible for a grant from the Optical Workers’ Benevolent Fund.

The Chair of the Charity, Janice English, explained that now is the time to support people who are facing difficult times.

‘UK optics is, to many of us, like a large extended family and we want to reach out to those who may be very worried and struggling to cope financially. In the past we have supported lab technicians with a broad variety of financial worries.’ she said.

English added that the Charity is for those working in labs and not for professional optical employees. Any applications should be sent to