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This site was developed by:

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians – Company number 02012484 – of 199 Gloucester Terrace, London W2 6LD

Association of Optometrists – Company number 00404790 – of 61 Southwark Street, London SE1 0HL

Federation of Ophthalmic & Dispensing Opticians – Company number 368950 – of 199 Gloucester Terrace, London W2 6LD

The College of Optometrists – Incorporated by Royal Charter – Registered Charity number 1060431 – of 42 Craven Street, London WC2N 5NG

Trustees of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists – Registered Charity number 299872 – of 17 Cornwall Terrace, London NW1 4QW

collectively known as the “Copyright Owners”.


Whilst reasonable care has been taken to confirm the accuracy of the information presented at the date of its publication the Copyright Owners, authors, editors, publishers and web designers accept no liability whatsoever in contract, tort or otherwise for any loss or damage caused or arising directly or indirectly in connection with any use or reliance on the contents of this site except to the extent that such liability cannot be excluded by law.

None of the Copyright Owners, authors, editors, publishers or web designers gives any warranty, either express or implied, with respect to the contents of this site. Any disputes in relation to this site shall be determined in accordance with English law.


We cannot guarantee uninterrupted access to this website. We accept no responsibility for any damages arising from the loss of use of this information.

Browser Compatibility

This site works optimally with Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer v6 or above or Netscape v7.0. We cannot guarantee the correct appearance of the site with other browser systems. This website is best viewed at a screen resolution of 1024x768 or more in high colour. Some pages on this website use JavaScript. You must have a JavaScript enabled browser for these pages to function correctly.


A "cookie" is a small text file, held on a user’s local computer that may be used to store information and identify that specific user’s computer to our server. Cookies, in themselves, do not identify the individual user, merely the computer used. This website does not write or store any non-session related cookies on your computer; this includes "first-party cookies" and "third-party cookies". Web pages on this site use session variables to pass data between pages, you must, therefore, have session cookies enabled on your browser.


Permission to use this website is limited to registered users who have confirmed their acceptance of these terms and conditions. The Copyright Owners reserve the right to terminate the registration of any user at any time or to make its continuation subject to any further terms and conditions which they consider appropriate.

Intellectual property

All copyrights, database rights and other intellectual property rights in all material on these pages, including without limitation text, data, models, logos, icons, and other artwork are owned by the Copyright Owners. The Copyright Owners consent to use of these pages and data by registered users for non-commercial purposes only. Use for commissioning or tendering to provide health services shall be regarded as non-commercial for this purpose. This consent may be withdrawn by notice on this website or otherwise at any time and shall cease if the user ceases to be a registered user of this website for any reason. No other consent is given for any use of any material on this website. In particular commercial use of this material may only be made with the express, prior written permission of the Copyright Owner. Commercial use includes selling the data or bundling in part or in full with other data and selling the combined data.

Links to other websites

Links are provided for information and convenience only. The Copyright Owners do not accept responsibility for the availability, reliability or content of the linked websites and do not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Listing shall not be taken as endorsement of any kind; likewise, not linking to a particular site does not imply lack of endorsement. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time, and we have no control over the availability of linked pages.

If you have enquiries relating to any of the above, please email us

Last Updated: 8.10.2008


We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy lets you know how any personal information is processed and used by the Copyright Owners. Our procedures covering the storage and disclosure of your information are designed to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998. For further information regarding the way the Copyright Owners manage their information, please read below:

Consent: Your use of this web site signifies your consent to us collecting and using personal information about you as specified below in accordance with this Policy.

All users: You will provide personal information when registering with us. In addition we will collect information about your preferences by analysis of customer traffic, including by using cookies (see above in Terms & Conditions). We may use personal information collected about you to let you know about functionality changes to our web site, updates to our models or data, registered user surveys or changes to our terms and conditions of use or to this policy.

Registered users: As part of the registration process we ask for your name, email address and organisation address as required fields; this data is stored in our database of users. The data will be kept for the following purposes: to inform users if the site has been updated with new research, for registered user surveys and to ensure users are utilising the information contained on the web site for non-commercial purposes only.

Last Updated: 8.10.2008