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Elaine Grisdale, Association of British Dispensing Opticians

Elaine Grisdale FBDO FAAO qualified as a dispensing optician in 1985 before spending 12 years working in France as the International Professional Relations Manager for Opticianry & Optometry for the world’s leading ophthalmic lens manufacturer, Essilor International. In 1998 she was instrumental in creating Varilux University, the first international training centre dedicated to presbyopia and the ageing eye.

Since 2007 Elaine has been Head of Professional Services and International Development for the Association of British Dispensing Opticians helping to develop professional standards around the world.

A Liveryman with the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers, a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometrists, and a member of the Silmo Academy Scientific Committee in Paris, Elaine is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the European Academy for Optometry and Optics and the Director of Development of the International Opticians’ Association.