Renewed partnership for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and NRC

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) is pleased to confirm a partnership with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Examinations Team which has committed to using ABDO’s National Resource Centre as the permanent UK host venue for all UK sittings of the Refraction Certificate examination from 2023 onwards.

The Refraction Certificate exam will take place at ABDO’s state of the art facilities every May, September and December.  

Dylan Costello, Royal College of Ophthalmologists Head of Examinations stated “The team at ABDO led by Mat Stringer are always a joy to work with. Their excellent, modern, state of the art venue is a natural UK home for our Refraction Certificate examination, offering UK candidates a venue that is easily accessible with its central UK location. We look forward to a long and fruitful collaboration with them.”

Mat Stringer, NRC Operations Manager stated: “It makes perfect sense for the NRC to provide the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, their students and examiners, with a venue for their refraction exams in 2023 and 2024. Our teams work seamlessly together and the NRC is the perfect facility with the clinical bays, reception, briefing and de-briefing areas all synced for seamless examinations. I hope this collaboration will continue for many more years.”