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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 2019 Meetings 

Monday March 11th                                               AGM, Council and Board Meeting 

Monday May 13th                                                  Board Meeting 

Monday July 15th                                                   Board Meeting

Monday September 9th                                          Board and Council Meeting

Sunday and Monday 17th and 18th November      Board and Council Away Day 

Click here to download a copy of the minutes from the March Board Meeting 

Click here  to download a copy of the Optometry Wales Business Plan 2018-2021

Click here to access recently published free online training from the Macular Society.  This includes free CET