New AOP Awards categories launched

AOP Awards 2019 are now open for nominations

New AOP Awards categories launched

We’re delighted to announce that the AOP Awards 2019, are now open for nominations. Practitioners and businesses are encouraged to put themselves forward across 14 AOP Awards categories, which, for the first time, include Audiology Practice of the Year, and Locum of the Year, sponsored by Johnson and Johnson vision.

Commenting on the new categories, Henrietta Alderman, AOP Chief Executive, said: “Optics is changing, and our new accolades reflect the diversity and dedication of those at the forefront. We know that locum optometrists play a vital role in providing flexible, high-quality patient care and we want to recognise that. Equally, many practices are increasingly going above and beyond to provide primary care services in their community, our Audiology Practice of the Year Award is about celebrating that commitment”.

Ms Alderman added that professionals from across the optical sector should consider putting themselves forward: “With 14 categories open for nomination, there really is something for everyone.”

In another first, online voting specialists Mi-Voice have been selected to manage both the nominations and voting process, reflecting the Award’s growing popularity – which attracted over 30,000 votes last year.

Heather McKeown, Practice Manager for Sinead McGurk Opticians, winner of the AOP Awards 2018 Practice of the Year, described winning an AOP Award as “truly special”, saying: “To be recognised for doing what you love doing every day is just great”. 

The AOP Awards 2019 will take place alongside leading education and trade show, 100% Optical, on Sunday 13 January 2019.

For a full list of Awards categories, and to put yourself forward, visit the AOP Awards pages