Optician sadly reports the passing of Brian Collison, former chair of the Federation of Ophthalmic and Dispensing Opticians (Fodo).
David Hewlett, director at the Fodo, 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.’