Sponsors revealed for Optoversity Challenge 2023

Held on 5 February, the inter-university competition is set to see 11 universities enter teams

Optoversity previous winners

Organisers behind the Optoversity Challenge, Out of the Box Optics, have revealed the sponsors supporting the 2023 event.

The inter-university competition, which raises funds for Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP), will see 11 universities enter teams.

The event will take place online for all year groups, with the final for the top year optometry students set to be held live at 100% Optical on 26 February.

Sponsors of the 2023 fundraising event will be Specsavers and Scope.

Doug Perkins, founder of Specsavers, commented: “Specsavers is passionate about changing lives through better sight and hearing. This includes keeping the needs of people who are not so well-off, in focus.

“We are also passionate supporters of the next generation of optometrists. So, this event is a great opportunity to engage optometry students in our values and support the valuable work of Vision Care for Homeless People.”

Scope’s professional optometry liaison manager, Inderpreet Uppal, was part of the first Optoversity team from Aston University in 2017, along with teammate Benji Chandra, who is now chair of Leeds VCHP clinic.

Companies across the optometry profession are supporting the event. The winning prize, of an ophthalmoscope and retinoscope set, will be provided by Keeler.

Other supporters of the event in 2023 include: the AOP, Birmingham Optical, Booth & Bruce, FODO, Grafton Optical, Haag -Streit, Heine, Ibis Vision, Lenstec, Louis Stone, Millmead Optical, Mondottica, Norville, Optelec, Performance Finance, Thea and Wolf Eyewear.

Lead image, pictured left to right: Aston University 2017 team including Aisha Rahman, Hana Yehia, Benji Chandra and Inderpreet Uppal.