SEE Summit on the Environment Is Coming

ABDO SEE Summit 2022

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) is calling on everyone across the optical professions and industry to save 3 October 2022 for the second SEE Summit on the Environment.

This event which is supported across the eyecare community will bring together progress on Social, Ethical, and Environmental (SEE) issues

Practice owners, eye care professionals, and manufacturers are all invited to this event to promote environmental sustainability in the UK optical sector and contribute to the Government’s goal of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

The event will take place in the run-up to the UN Climate Change Conference 2022 (UNFCCC COP 27) in November and will highlight the importance of environmental sustainability and inspire change by sharing good practice case studies and providing practical advice.

ABDO President Daryl Newsome says, “Last year I set out my ambitions for the SEE Summit. I wanted to share, support, and collaborate within the optical sector to identify best practices, easiest implementation, and manage effective change. We did it! Last year’s SEE summit hosted by ABDO and chaired by Jo Holmes went down really well with all parts of the sector.

“We identified areas within the industry that need attention, we created a sustainability tool to quantify the impact of your actions which is free to access and use, and, maybe most importantly, we demonstrated our community’s ability to collaborate on mutual objectives and deliver progress on mutual targets while at the same time reducing our carbon footprint and empowering others to do the same. Working together we work smarter.

“This year we look to have even more eye care practitioners and organizations taking part, to, demonstrate and illustrate new and good practical tips for reducing your practices’ / workshops’ / consulting rooms’ carbon footprint. And we will do this with an eye to the future and new products and behaviors.”

If you would like to be involved in or support the event, or if you have environmental initiatives you would like to showcase in the run-up to or at the event, please email

If you would like to attend: save the date: Monday 3 October 2021 from 7 to 8.30pm and book at 

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