FRAME COMPANIES STILL OPEN

FRAME COMPANIES STILL OPEN

Below is a list of frame companies that are currently open despite the ongoing Covid19 situation and able to provide customers with frames and frame supplies.  Each company reserves the right to close in accordance with the situation at any time. [ddownload id="2229"...

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Grant available for lab technicians in manufacturing optics

Grant available for lab technicians in manufacturing optics

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...

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SURFACING AND GLAZING LABS STILL OPEN

SURFACING AND GLAZING LABS STILL OPEN

Please see below a list of Rx labs that are currently open and able to surface and glaze lenses. Each lab reserves the right to close in accordance with the situation at any time. Updated 28th May...

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FMO OFFICE AND CORONAVIRUS (COVID 19) SITUATION

FMO OFFICE AND CORONAVIRUS (COVID 19) SITUATION

As with many other organisations during the current Coronavirus outbreak, FMO staff are currently working remotely. Please do not hesitate to continue to contact the FMO office as normal via email with any queries. For Optrafair questions and updates please contact...

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How can the optical industry become more sustainable?

How can the optical industry become more sustainable?

FMO Member Julian Wiles, Founder and Owner, Performance Lenses Ltd and Chair of the John Conway Discussion Julian will give a 15-minute introduction to this topic at Optrafair 20/20. During his introduction he will read out short statements detailing optical...

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Hakim Group Platinum Sponsor at Optrafair 20/20

Hakim Group Platinum Sponsor at Optrafair 20/20

FMO member Hakim Group has once again partnered with Optrafair to become Platinum sponsors, maintaining the group’s ongoing commitment to the optical industry. This is the second year in the row that the group of independent opticians has been one of the main...

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Optrafair 20/20 Exhibitor Spotlight: Performance Finance

Optrafair 20/20 Exhibitor Spotlight: Performance Finance

FMO member Performance Finance is the UK’s leading optical finance provider. Established in 2005, they have arranged over £437m of facilities for their clients. They promise exceptional value and can assist with: EQUIPMENT FINANCE BUSINESS LOANS PERSONAL LOANS TAX AND...

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Optrafair 20/20 will run as scheduled

Optrafair 20/20 will run as scheduled

ADVICE ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) We are monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation carefully and regularly. Our current status with regards to the COVID-19 virus remains the same: the health, safety and wellbeing of exhibitors, visitors and staff remains...

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MIDO 2020 POSTPONED

MIDO 2020 POSTPONED

The MIDO 2020 show which was due to take place between 29 February and 2 March in Milan has been postponed due to ongoing measures to help prevent the coronavirus.   Please see the website for full information and updates on a new date.   https://www.mido.com/en/

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LENS FOCUS GROUP MEETING

LENS FOCUS GROUP MEETING

10.00 - 3.00, 27 February 199, Gloucester Terrace, W2 6LD The revitalised Lens Focus Group meets on 27 February with an agenda dominated by the impending EU Medical Devices Regulation, which comes into force on 26 May 2020, with an update on UDI from Roland Allen of...

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