The AOP Awards 2014 nomination process is now live. Members of the optical profession have until 31 March to nominate themselves or peers in one of twelve categories, including two new categories for 2014 – ‘Young Practice of the Year’ and ‘Specialist Practice of the Year’.
Now in its fourth year, the AOP Awards have grown in popularity year-on-year and are a highlight in the optical calendar. The Awards, with this year’s headline sponsor, CooperVision, recognise some of the greatest achievements of the profession and celebrate the fantastic personal and joint successes which have been made by practitioners within the last 12 months.
The AOP has simplified the nomination process so there has never been a better time to nominate yourself or colleagues for a prestigious award. The revamped process requires people nominating to provide contact information for both themselves and those they are nominating. The AOP and Optometry Today (OT) will then gather supporting information from the nominees themselves, giving every nominee the opportunity to put forward the strongest possible case, explaining why they should be shortlisted by the judging panel for the accolade.
The shortlist for each category will then be put to a public vote, with the winners announced at a special ceremony and gala dinner at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on 23 October. For more information about the AOP Awards and to nominate now, visit www.aop.org.uk/awards.
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Association of Optometrists
Formed in 1946, the Association of Optometrists (AOP) is the only organisation that represents both optometry as a profession and the views of individual optometrists. Its core purpose is to provide unrivalled support enabling professionals to deliver high quality eye care with confidence. With nearly 14,000 members, the AOP represents and promotes the interests of its members to stakeholders in the UK and Europe. As part of the Optical Confederation, the AOP works closely with other optical bodies to lobby national decision makers on issues related to the eye health agenda.