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


Our 2021 Sponsors


AThe Alcon® product portfolio includes DAILIES TOTAL1® and DAILIES TOTAL1® MULTIFOCAL the first water gradient contact lenses, DAILIES® family of daily disposable contact lenses, AIR OPTIX® family of contact lenses, including our first silicone hydrogel coloured lens AIR OPTIX® COLORS, and FreshLook® color contact lenses.  Our contact lens care products include OPTI- FREE® PUREMOIST® multi-purpose disinfecting solution and AOSEPT® PLUS with HydraGlyde®.

The SYSTANE® eye drop family offers long-lasting dry eye relief through tearfilm restoration, and includes SYSTANE® ULTRA, SYSTANE® HYDRATION, SYSTANE® GEL DROPS, SYSTANE® BALANCE and the new SYSTANE® COMPLETE for mixed dry eye.

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Bausch + Lomb

Bausch + Lomb, a division of Bausch Health Companies Inc., is solely dedicated to protecting and enhancing the gift of sight. Our mission is simple yet powerful: Helping you see better to live better. 

The company is one of the best known and most respected healthcare brands in the world, and our highest priority is the well-being of the people we serve. 

Over its long history, Bausch + Lomb has become a global hallmark for innovation and quality with the introduction of revolutionary new contact lens and lens care technologies and innovative materials. Our contact lens offering spans the entire spectrum of wearing modalities and includes well-known brand names such as Bausch + Lomb ULTRA®, Biotrue® ONEday, PureVision®, SofLens® and Zenlens™. Our lens care products include Biotrue®, ReNu® and Boston® brands.

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Charity Partner Blind Veterans

Blind Veterans UK are delighted to have been chosen as the beneficiary charity for this year’s Optical Awards.


Blind Veterans UK helps ex-Service men and women of every generation rebuild their lives after sight loss. Since 1915 they have supported tens of thousands of blind veterans.

It’s a sad fact that many of the blind veterans they support suffer from social isolation.

It happens as we get older and our families leave us, and partners pass away. For people with sight loss, that isolation is all the more painful to bear. Those who can’t see can lose self-belief, and, even worse, their sense of belonging.

Blind Veterans UK are specialists in helping isolated veterans. Giving those who have served our country support that ranges from equipment, rehabilitation and training to practical advice, and vital emotional support.

You can help rebuild blind veterans’ lives after sight loss. Away from isolation. Towards a life of fulfilment. Find out more at blindveterans.org.uk


Here at CooperVision we understand how important contact lenses are to people’s daily lives, recognise that every wearer is unique and appreciate the importance of crafting world-class lenses for both mainstream and challenging vision corrections. Our focus goes beyond product development to true innovation, tackling some of the greatest challenges of our time such as myopia management and the impact of the global transformation to a digital lifestyle. CooperVision is committed to providing focused practitioner support, through partnership activities and our Cooper Advantage™ programme.

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For 75 years, Hoya’s revolutionary optical and healthcare solutions have been pushing technological boundaries for customers around the world. Lens design has advanced considerably over the years, but one thing has remained unchanged: the dedication to quality and innovation for which Hoya Lens UK has become known.

Hoya Lens UK works tirelessly to understand the individual needs of its customers. From the latest lens designs and thinnest, most durable materials to award-winning anti-reflective coatings and advanced vision examination technologies, Hoya Lens UK invests heavily in research and development. The result is a world-renowned range of products providing total eye care.

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Johnson & Johnson

At Johnson & Johnson Vision, we have a bold ambition: to change the trajectory of eye health around the world. We deliver innovative vision solutions that enable Eye Care Professionals to create better outcomes for their patients throughout their lives; from sight correction solutions including world leading surgical technologies and contact lenses, to dry eye diagnosis, treatment and management and the restoration of vision for cataract patients. Since debuting the world’s first disposable soft contact lens in 1987, we have been helping patients see better through our world-leading portfolio of ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses. Serving more than 60 million patients a day across 103 countries, we are committed to helping people see better, connect better and live better.

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Moorfields Private Eye Hospital

Moorfields Private is the private division of the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, with a reputation as a centre of excellence for providing ophthalmic care to private patients from the UK and across the world.

For over 200 years Moorfields has pioneered research, employed the brightest minds and delivered visionary eye care. Our world-class consultant eye specialists provide treatment and care for patients with a wide range of eye problems, from vision correction and common complaints to the most complex eye health conditions that require treatment not available anywhere else in the world.

Our financial surplus is re-invested back into Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for the benefit of all patients.
The partnership between primary and secondary care is vital to effective patient care in Ophthalmology. We want to work collaboratively with opticians and optometrists to create seamless referral pathways, share knowledge, and build strong relationships.

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Outside Clinic

We’ve been looking after people’s sight and hearing in the comfort of their own homes for over 30 years.
We began work in 1987 as just a small group of passionate, caring opticians, and have now grown into a team of over 300 dedicated health care professionals and support staff. While we have a head office in Swindon, Wiltshire, our eye and ear specialists are based in a wide variety of locations around the UK, allowing us to support people in communities all across England, Scotland, and Wales. Our aim has always been to ensure that everyone has equal access to the same eye and ear health care services even if they are unable to access the high street. That's why we use the latest portable equipment, including digital fundus cameras which can take a picture of the back of your eyes, so that we can deliver a service comparable to that found on the high street, at home.

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Vivid Optical

Founded in early 2011, Vivid Optical is the UK’s leading recruitment consultancy in the optometry market.

Offering a fully bespoke service, we tailor our approach depending on the needs and requirements of both clients and candidates.

With the largest team of consultants in the UK, our specialties include qualified individuals such as optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians, as well as all other optical professionals.  In fact, if you work in the optical industry, we should be your first port of call!

Your Future. Our Focus.

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