FODO Ireland works at the highest levels with senior government officials and ministers, regularly engaging in lobbying on behalf of our members to influence Government policy and achieve the best possible outcomes for the optical sector. We aim to ensure legislation and regulations are reasonable and proportionate.
FODO Ireland members are on CORU’s Optical Registration Board and we are an active member of the European Council of Optometry and Optics where we ensure that the Irish voice is heard as part of the discussions on eye care policy and keep members aware of any important developments and trends from across Europe.
- Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for Dispensing Opticians and Optometrists, response to CORU consultation, November
- Pre 2019 Budget submission, August
- Optical Sector Survey Report, July
- DIT’s Ophthalmic Dispensing Degree, response to CORU consultation, April
- Framework for a Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics, response to CORU consultation, September
- Pre 2017 Budget Submission, August
- Draft Code of Conduct, response to CORU consultation
- Standards of Proficiency, response to CORU consultation
- Regulation and control of prescribing and dispensing of prescriptions and sale of spectacles bye-law, response to CORU consultation
- HSE: Primary Eyecare Review, response to Health Services Executive, December
- Universal Health Insurance, response to White Paper consultation, May
- CORU Corporate Strategy, response, November
- Continuing Professional Development, FODO Ireland & IADO joint response to CORU, April
- Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (FEMPI) Act, response to Department of Health, January
FODO Ireland, in partnership with the AOI run the annual Healthy Eye Awareness Week. The campaign seeks to promote the importance of eye health, the need for regular eye exams, and to encourage the people of Ireland to make positive changes to their diet and lifestyle to improve their eye health.