The sector speaks

Videos from the celebration event

Winners at 100% Optical 2023: Simon Berry, Recognising sustainable excellence  Professor Bruce Evans, Lifetime Achievement Award  Gareth Bulpin, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Sharon Beatty, Cardiff University, Recognising excellence in community-led care  Professor James Wolffsohnn, Recognising research excellence award

As part of the Excellence in eye care celebration event, which recognised outstanding achievements and contributions across the profession, we asked sector leaders and eye health advocates to share their perspectives in a series of videos for the AOP.

Watch eye health champion, Marsha de Cordova, Labour MP for Battersea, speak of her commitment for a national eye health strategy in the UK, placing primary eye care at its core.

Watch sector leaders in eye care, including Doug Bairner, Senior Director UK, Ireland and Nordics of CooperVision, Doug Perkins, Joint Group CEO and Co-founder of Specsavers, and Cathy Yelf, CEO of the Macular Society, share their views on the most important change in 2022 – and their advice on the steps needed to shape and secure the future of eye care.

The AOP’s Excellence in eye care celebration event took place alongside leading trade and education event 100% Optical aboard the Sunborn Yacht, London on Sunday 26 February. It was supported by headline sponsor, CooperVision, alongside Specsavers and Lloyd & Whyte.