In memoriam – Richard Thorpe
We have learnt with sadness of the passing of Richard Thorpe.
Richard died peacefully at home on 1 March following a short illness, three months short of his 100th birthday.
Richard was formerly secretary and chairman of the Society of Opticians, one of the founder organisations of FODO, a past Master of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers, and actively involved in the detailed discussions and negotiations that led to the formation of the College of Optometrists.
We mourn the passing of one of eye care’s ‘greats’, and our deepest sympathy goes to his family and friends at this sad time.