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Protection of Title for Podiatrists and Chiropodists

Important deadline: The transitional period for those seeking to register via the grandparenting route (S91) is coming to an end on the 31 March 2023. If you do not register, you will be unable to continue to practise using the professional title after March 2023.


Owen Blee

Owen Blee is a Dispensing and Contact Lens Practitioner with qualifications in accounting and finance and over twenty years’ experience in supply chain and service delivery optics.

Since 2005 he has worked with the largest provider of Ophthalmic care in Ireland in various clinical and leadership roles and from 2012 to present, he has served as an Executive Member for FODO (Federation of Ophthalmic and Dispensing Opticians Ireland).

In 2014 Owen was appointed to the interim Optical Registration Board, moving to the Optical Registration Board in 2015 and subsequently was first appointed to the Health and Social Care Professionals Council in 2018.

Owen’s interests include promotion of eye health awareness to the public through national campaigns, dispensing, contact lenses, CPD and the education and training of Dispensing Opticians.