Ceremony on 2 December 2021 at Grosvenor House Hotel, London,

Welcome to the 2022 Optician Awards

Recognising and rewarding excellence has been at the heart of the Optician Awards for a quarter of a century and this year our trophies take on a new significance. 

As we bid good riddance to a truly dreadful year there is hope of better times to come and an opportunity to reflect on the fantastic work carried out in practices up and down the land. 

For optics the last year has been about continuing care for patients in new ways while also keeping staff safe. This year the Optician Awards will continue to offer opportunities to all of those in practice, business and the industry to take part and be recognised for their service.  

New for 2021 are two awards; one that recognises those last tough 12 months and one that looks to a brighter future. Our COVID Heroes Award will highlight those individuals and practice teams that went the extra mile during the pandemic while the Sustainability Award will highlight those businesses that have made changes to take the long term into consideration. 

Our core categories for optometrists, dispensing opticians, contact lens practitioners and front of house teams continue while our supplier awards recognise lenses, contact lenses, frames and service providers. 

For practices there are categories turning the spotlight on technology, contact lenses, social media and fashion. Multiples and independents are welcome to enter all these awards and have awards dedicated to their own sectors too. 

Optician is planning a massive party in London this December 2 2021, not just to present the trophies but to get the whole of the optics back together, face to face, to network and celebrate after such a long time apart.  

Please look through this website to see which categories you may want to enter or make nominations in and mark that date in your diary. 

Chris Bennett


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