In 2004, ABDO announced Vision Aid Overseas as its official Charity of Choice and committed to support their work in a number of ways.

Every year, ABDO will award bursaries to successful applicants who are members of ABDO with a £500 donation towards their fundraising total for their overseas assignment. 

Recent bursary winners: Judith Searle who went to Ethiopia and Lisa Cole, Nita Odedra and Deepkirian Cheema who went to Zambia.



How to apply

If you’re a Dispensing Optician and have been selected to join our overseas assignment, you can apply for an ABDO bursary by contacting Sir Anthony Garrett by emailing at the Association of British Dispensing Opticians explaining why you would like to apply for the bursary.