Winners 2020

Find out who won in the AOP Awards 2020

 

Charity of the Year

VISUfarma logo

Sponsor: VISUfarma

Winner: Macular Society

Also shortlisted for this Award:

  • RNIB
  • SeeAbility

Contact Lens Practitioner of the Year

Bausch + Lomb

Sponsor: Bausch + Lomb

Winner: Dipesh Chhatralia

Also shortlisted for this Award:

  • Iain Johnson

Dispensing Optician of the Year

Winner: Sarah Grant, Clearview Opticians

Also shortlisted for this Award:

  • Sheryl Doe, Allegro Optical
  • Stacey Griffiths, Clearview Opticians

Frame of the Year

Winner: Walter & Herbert by Optoplast Actman Eyewear

Also shortlisted for this Award: 

  • Blackcap by Bird Glasses
  • Florida by Booth&Bruce
  • Hackett Bespoke HSB887 sunglasses
  • ISM110950C01 IO UNCONVENTIONAL by Lio
  • Pienza by Safarro

Health and Wellbeing Initiative of the Year

Winner: Coleman Opticians Hearing and Vision Centre

Also shortlisted for this Award: 

  • Maloney Opticians
  • Specsavers Keighley

Hospital Optometry Team of the Year

Winner: Optometry Led Glaucoma and Urgent Care Service, Moorfields Eye Hospital

Also shortlisted for this Award:

  • Royal United Hospital Optometry Team
  • Sheffield Children’s Hospital Eye Department

Lecturer of the Year

Winner: Dr Rakhee Shah 

Also shortlisted for this Award: 

  • Dr Phillip Buckhurst
  • Sarah Williams

Lifetime Achievement Award

Alcon logo

Sponsor: Alcon

The Lifetime Achievement Award is selected by an AOP panel, including our Chief Executive and Chair.

Winner: Professor Martin Rubinstein.

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Locum of the Year

J&J Vision logo

Sponsor: Johnson & Johnson Vision

Winner: Prinal Patel

Also shortlisted for this Award: 

  • Akchlass Bazza
  • Craig McCoy

Newly-qualified Optometrist of the Year

Winner: Adam Matthews

Also shortlisted for this Award: 

  • Josephine Evans
  • Zachary Cairns

Optometrist of the Year

Winner: Dr Saleel Jivraj

Also shortlisted for this Award: 

  • Don Williams
  • Edward Lyons
  • Jennifer Smith
  • Matthew Burford 

Practice of the Year

NikonOptos logo

Sponsor: Optos PLC

Winner: Specsavers Derby

Also shortlisted for this Award: 

  • Central Vision Opticians
  • Davies & Jones Optometrists
  • Shrewsbury Optometry
  • Specsavers Torquay Willows

Practice Team Member of the Year

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Sponsor: Lloyd & Whyte

Winner: Lorraine Richmond, Lynne Fernandes Optometrists

Also shortlisted for this Award: 

  • Hazel Parkyn, Clearview Opticians
  • Lucy Gibson, Clearview Opticians

Product of the Year

100pct Optical 2020

Sponsor: 100% Optical

Winner: ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ by Johnson & Johnson Vision

Also shortlisted for this Award:

  • ARC Steady by Caledonian Optical
  • IDRA Ocular Surface Analyser by SBM Sistemi
  • Optos - Monaco by Optos
  • Systane® COMPLETE by Alcon
  • The MP-eye by Azul Optics 

Student of the Year

Winner: Emily Mather 

Also shortlisted for this Award:

  • Emilia Ford
  • Khambreal Garland
Coopervision150

The headline sponsor for this year's AOP Awards was CooperVision.