The Norville Group

The Norville Group

The FMO are very saddened to hear the Norville Group have been placed in administration. However, we are hopeful that both the retail division and laboratory division will both be able to rise again in some form. The Norville Group and Frank Norville OBE, in...

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FRAME COMPANIES STILL OPEN (Updated June 2020)

FRAME COMPANIES STILL OPEN (Updated June 2020)

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="2242"...

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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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