The IOA is grateful for the support of the following partner organisations

Stepper Eyewear

Redefining frame manufacture since 1970

STEPPER has always been changing eyewear for the better. Challenging convention to beat a new path. Delivering effortless vision by utilising new materials and processes.

Advanced Plastics

TX5 allows STEPPER to create eyewear that would not be possible using conventional materials. Manufactured in its ‘final form’ (so it fits first and fits last) in a material that is 25% lighter than acetate, has endless colouring possibilities, is durable, flexible and is skin friendly.

Masters of Metal

Titanium is one of the newest and most advanced metals for frame manufacture with its routes in aerospace. STEPPER utilises the intrinsic qualities of Titanium; lightness, strength, flexibility, durability and hypoallergenic qualities to produce high performance, attractive eyewear.

Better for Business

Find out how STEPPER innovation can add value to your business by contacting one or distributors. Website link.


PPG has been generous financially, supporting the IOA with educational content


The Association of British Dispensing Opticians represents over 6000 professionals. ABDO has provided the secretariat to the IOA for a number of years.


Optical stores need new and exciting ways to engage the modern consumer.

Smart Mirror is the optical industry’s expert in providing effective digital technologies to redefine the eyewear shopping experience. We offer online to in-store experiences such as Virtual Try-on, Lens Simulator, Digital Centration, Frame Advisor, interactive kiosks and more.

Our augmented and virtual reality applications will help your patient’s see and understand eyewear possibilities.

Chain stores and ECP all over the world have been using our technology to bring the customer journey to the next level.

Silmo Paris

Le salon incontournable des professionnels de l’optique et de la lunetterie.

Silmo has always been an avid supporter of the optical profession and, like the IOA, is expanding its reach on several continents

Visit Silmo Paris website


Hoya has been with the IOA from day one encouraging the new mission to represent the 600,000 opticians around the world

Essilor International

Essilor International has been working with the IOA from the initial stages of the project, as well as through Points de Vue, the online magazine for optical professionals which is read in over 100 countries and available in English, French, Spanish and Mandarin.