Meet the sponsors
(Sponsor of the Lifetime Achievement Award)
The Alcon® product portfolio includes DAILIES TOTAL1® and DAILIES TOTAL1® MULTIFOCAL the first water gradient contact lenses, the DAILIES® family of daily disposable contact lenses, AIR OPTIX® family of contact lenses, including our first silicone hydrogel coloured lens AIR OPTIX® COLORS (with three new colours added this year), 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 corneal surface restoration, and includes SYSTANE® HYDRATION, SYSTANCE® ULTRA, SYSTANE® GEL DROPS and SYSTANE® BALANCE.
Johnson & Johnson Vision
(Sponsor of the Locum of the Year Award)Johnson & Johnson Vision is committed to improving and restoring sight for patients worldwide. Since debuting the world’s first disposable soft contact lens in 1987, it has been helping patients see better through their world-leading ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses portfolio. In 2017, Johnson & Johnson invested further in eye health by expanding into cataract surgery, laser refractive surgery (LASIK), consumer eye health and the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye. Serving more than 60 million patients a day across 103 countries, Johnson & Johnson Vision is committed to helping more people in more places improve or restore their sight. Dual headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, and Santa Ana, California, Johnson & Johnson Vision has more than 8,400 employees worldwide.
Lloyd & Whyte
(Sponsor of the Charity of the Year Award)
Lloyd & Whyte have over 20 years’ experience advising healthcare professionals on financial planning and insurance advice. As the AOP appointed financial planners, they help optometrists focus on what matters to them. From reviewing pension plans to understanding legislation, it always helps to have an adviser with expertise in serving your profession. Not forgetting the great value cover through essential insurance policies to protect you, your family and your business.
(Sponsor of the Dispensing Optician of the Year Award)
Founded in Millmead, Guildford in the UK, Millmead Optical Group (formerly Yakira Group) combines over 70 years of industry experience across eyewear, lenses and accessories. Today the company remains a family run business retaining its independent values. The company is proud to provide our customers with high quality, well designed products with a reputation for reliability and integrity. With operations in London, Liverpool, Stuttgart and Hong Kong, Millmead operates throughout the global market. The secret to our success is our ability to cross platforms, integrating our dynamic skill set to provide a complete service tailored to our customer’s needs. Our mission is to provide clear vision and individual eyewear in an ever-changing world, exceeding expectations on ethical standards, customer service and integrity every step of the way.
(Sponsor of the Lecturer of the Year Award)Specsavers is a Partnership of nearly 2,000 locally-run businesses, committed to delivering high quality, affordable optical and hearing care in the communities they serve.
Established in 1984 by optometrists Doug and Dame Mary Perkins, we are the world’s largest privately-owned optical group, serving customers across the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Spain, Australia and New Zealand. Specsavers is committed to the highest standards of clinical excellence and to being a great place to work. With our focus on transforming eye health, we invest heavily in training and accreditation for our own practitioners, and for the profession as a whole.