AOP Awards 2020 - Meet the sponsors

Find out who is sponsoring our Awards this year

AOP 2020 Awards

Cooper Vision

Headline sponsor

Here at CooperVision we understand how important contact lenses are to people’s daily lives, recognise that every wearer is unique and appreciate the importance of crafting world-class lenses for both mainstream and challenging vision corrections. Our focus goes beyond product development to true innovation, tackling some of the greatest challenges of our time such as myopia management and the impact of the global transformation to a digital lifestyle. CooperVision is also committed to providing focused practitioner support, through partnership activities and our Cooper Advantage™ programme.


Lifetime Achievement Award

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For more than 70 years, Alcon® has been reimagining eye care together with its customers and their patients.  Through innovative products, customer partnerships and education for eye care professionals, Alcon has continued to demonstrate its commitment to eye care excellence and helping people see brilliantly.


Bausch + Lomb

Contact Lens Practitioner of the Year

Bausch + Lomb

Bausch + Lomb, a division of Bausch Health Companies Inc., is solely dedicated to protecting and enhancing the gift of sight. Our mission is simple yet powerful: Helping you see better to live better.

The company is one of the best known and most respected healthcare brands in the world, and our highest priority is the well-being of the people we serve.

Over its long history, Bausch + Lomb has become a global hallmark for innovation and quality with the introduction of revolutionary new contact lens and lens care technologies and innovative materials. Our contact lens offering spans the entire spectrum of wearing modalities and includes well-known brand names such as Bausch + Lomb ULTRA®, Biotrue® ONEday, PureVision®, SofLens® and Zenlens™. Our lens care products include Biotrue®, ReNu® and Boston® brands.


Johnson & Johnson Vision

Locum of the Year

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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

Practice Team Member of the Year

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.


Practice of the Year sponsor

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Only Optos provides ultra-widefield images of 2000 (82%) of the retina in a single non-contact optomap® image. Our technology provides 3-in-1 Colour Depth Imaging™, including sensory, choroidal and composite colour views, as well as autofluorescence imaging with green laser displaying lipofuscin in the RPE. Early signs of many ocular pathologies and diseases may first present in the retinal periphery and can initially go undetected using traditional examination techniques and equipment, optomap can image past the equator helping you find disease sooner and treat it more effectively. Optos has recently launched Monaco, the first and only ultra-widefield retinal imaging device with integrated OCT. Monaco enables a rapid multi-modal capture featuring colour, autofluorescence and OCT scans for both eyes in as little as 90 seconds.


Charity of the Year

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VISUfarma is a pan-European ophthalmic speciality pharmaceutical company with a clear mission: to bring global innovation to European eye health. We are an ambitious and fast growing ophthalmology player, commercialising a wide portfolio of products and devices across Europe. Our promise is to offer high quality products and to spread eye health innovation and knowledge, from across the globe, throughout Europe.