Grabbing the glory

Optician Awards
Optician reports on the gala event where the winners of the Optician Awards 2023 were revealed

The winners with their trophies and host, Russell Kane

Youth, modernity and a double celebration were highlights of the 2023 Optician Awards presentation, which took place in London’s Hilton Hotel on Wednesday, December 6.

Walking away with two of Optician’s iconic art deco trophies was Buchanan Optometrists of Kent, which scooped both the Technology Practice of the Year sponsored by Optix and the Independent Practice of the Year sponsored by Hoya.

Optician editor-in-chief and publisher, Chris Bennett

Representing the younger members of the profession, Kishan Devraj of Moorfields Eye Hospital won the Clinical Leader of the Future Award, sponsored by Specsavers. This new award required entrants to make a video presentation outlining their vision of the future as part of their entry. Within his presentation, Devraj talked about how modern technologies, such as artificial intelligence, could be harnessed for the good of patients and this theme was echoed throughout the evening along with other current issues, such as sustainability.

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