Ceremony on 6 December 2023 at The Hilton, Park Lane, London,


Our 2022 Sponsors

ASDA Opticians

Asda is the best kept secret in the optical world because of our unique pricing on glasses. We don’t charge any extra for thinner lenses or varifocals if a patient’s prescription requires this. Our patients love this and so do our professionals, as they can focus on delivering what their patients needs without worrying if it is affordable. Our patients also like the fact they can visit us, hand in their prescription to the pharmacy, have their eyes checked and do their shopping in one trip. All 157 of our stores fit that one-stop-shop concept, and we have big plans for future growth. Our teams build highly rewarding roles in the heart of their communities, along with enjoying a wide range of benefits including paid GOC fees and professional indemnity insurance.

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Boots Opticians

At Boots Opticians we help everyone see what’s possible and our mission is to be the UKs most trusted optician, unrivalled in experience, choice and value. We have almost 5000 team members and franchise partners across our 545 stores. We’re a company that champions wellbeing and care for our colleagues and patients and we pride ourselves to embrace difference, celebrate uniqueness and reflect the diverse customers and communities we serve.

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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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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Optix is the foremost PMS provider in the UK. Our software supports the success of the major UK independent groups along with countless individual practices.
Many of our customers now see over 30% of their appointments booked through our MySight patient portal. An online system that out classes anything the large multiples have to offer.
A great practice management system should do so much more than store your records. As business gets more difficult, so ever more independent practices are turning to Optix for the tools that help you to thrive in a competitive world.

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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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Founded in 2009, Scope is a family run business with a strong healthcare heritage.

Our family has been working within the healthcare sector in Ireland & UK for over

80 years, with a reputation for:

  • Providing premium & innovative products to enhance patients’ lives
  • Strong customer service to both customers and patients
  • Maintaining and building long term relationships with all Health Care Professionals that are key to our success
  • Providing a full-scale service to an ethical and high professional standard
We make it our priority to understand customer’s needs.

Scope offers innovative management products for Ocular Surface Disease and Age-Related Macular Degeneration, as well as a well-established food supplement range.

Scope operates in the UK, Ireland, and the USA with a product offering with a track record of successfully helping patients worldwide.

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Specsavers changes lives through better sight and hearing, with our expert clinicians making a difference every day. We have been a family-run business for nearly 40 years, working with our partners to provide the best value optometry, audiology and other healthcare services and the best possible outcomes for our patients. As the largest privately-owned optical group in the world, employing more than 40,000 colleagues in the UK, Europe, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. We provide outstanding continuing professional development and are proud of our diverse and inclusive culture - everybody is somebody at Specsavers.

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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