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Obituary Brian Collison

The Passing of Brian Collison 

It is with greatest sadness that we have been informed of the passing of a former Chair of FODO and good friend Brian Collison.

Brian was a great man in many ways not least on the rugby field where his heart and soul was often demonstrated in the lively chats we would have on International matches. He was dedicated to his family community eyecare business with a very special interest in low vision provision. He will be greatly missed. (ED)

David Hewlett, FODO Director, said: “Brian was a force of nature in eye care, an ex-rugby player who understood strategy, tactics and when to push forward. He was an outstanding contact lens optician who successfully built up the family business, Thomas H. Collison Limited. As FODO chair, he was a model of kindness and consideration who lightened even the most difficult of meetings with his acute sense of humour and generosity of spirit. Many of us will miss him as a colleague and as a friend.”

Director of regulatory affairs Alan Tinger said: “Without Brian’s energy, insight and personal support, FODO, ABDO and the FMO (now OSA) would not have been able to develop a common headquarters for primary eye care in London, which marked the coming of age of a united sector. Brian also believed deeply in the importance of LOCs in defending and advancing the profession locally. He was always generous with his time and his company’s resources to make that happen. He will be very much missed by all who knew him across the sector.”

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