April 12, 2023

Emerging regulation for medical devices, new courier delivery options, and the progress of the industry’s Green Charter, were hot topics for discussion at the OSA’s Spring meeting this week in London.

OSA Chairman, Roy Stoner, highlighted the growth of the organisation’s membership to 60 companies, representing the entire spectrum of the optical supply chain from frames and lens providers, IT and practice management companies, manufacturing laboratories and diagnostic device providers –

“All of these businesses see the merit of coming together to understand the bigger picture of optics and the challenges and opportunities which each aspect faces.  This wider understanding amongst colleagues is a great asset for us all to move forward,” he said.

“As our agenda has broadened to E-Health, regulation and sustainability we expect to see a greater attendance at our meetings with colleagues coming along who can contribute to the discussions on these important topics.”

*Optical charities received a boost from the growing OSA membership with four donations of £750 made to – Eye Health UK, Fight for Sight, the Optical Workers Benevolent Fund and Vision Care for Homeless People.