The FMO, a respected forum for the UK optical industry, is as relevant to the world of optics today as when the organisation was first set up in 1917. Working closely with government departments, particularly the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), it represents optical companies – large and small - that are involved in all aspects of manufacturing, importing and wholesaling of products and services for the UK ophthalmic industry.
Supporting its members and keeping them abreast of legislative changes both within the UK and internationally, are key roles of the FMO.
The UK’s major optical showcase that is the launch pad for all that is new in the field – OPTRAFAIR™ is the FMO’s internationally respected exhibition. Optrafair is brought to you by the Federation of Manufacturing Opticians and Optician magazine, combining two of the most respected organisations serving the optical market.
Leadership in high quality manufacturing optics is at the heart of The FMO. Building close working relationships between suppliers, and engendering an understanding of the broader picture of this constantly evolving industry, are key to the longstanding success of this association.
Respected around the world for the lobbying power and benefits that collaborative working brings, The FMO is a source of reassurance and reference for optical businesses large and small.
Questions about new technological advances, standards, quality, ethics, and professional conduct are all focused on The FMO. The wealth of experience and specialist advisors available to members makes the London-based organisation a first port of call for many businesses. Whether it is questions about frames, lenses or technology – the three focus groups of The FMO – the specialist knowledge is all to be found here.
Calls come not just from UK and European companies but from all corners of the globe where optical suppliers value the experience and leadership role that The FMO takes on the world stage. For many, The FMO is quite simply “The Voice of the Optical Industry”.