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The organisation was founded in 2003 and is made up of a Council of approximately 25 people representing each Regional Optical Committee, the Association of Optometrists (AOP), The Federation of Dispensing Opticians (FODO), the College of Optometrists, and the Association of British Dispensing Opticians Welsh Optical Committee, Cardiff School of Optometry and both Independent Practices and Multiples.  Click here  to download the organisational structure.  The Optometry Wales Council meet twice a year with one of these meetings being an AGM and the Council oversee the work of the Board of Directors. The Board are comprised of the Chair of Optometry Wales, a Treasurer, the three ROC Chairs (who automatically have a place on the Board) and three elected positions on the Board who serve for 12 months. The Council set the work of the Board and the Board report back formally at each Council meeting.

If you are interested in attending any of the OW Council meetings as an Observer or participating in any of the OW work streams please contact us.

Dates of 2017 Meetings 

Monday 6th March 2017                AGM, Council and Board 

Monday 15th May 2017                 Board 

Monday 10th July 2017                 Board 

Monday 11th September               Council and Board 

Sunday 19th September               Board 

Monday 20th September              Board and Council Planning Session 

Minutes from September 2016 Meeting  

Click here to download a copy of the Optometry Wales Business Plan 2014-17