Debates have raged, judges have deliberated and the finalists for the 2019 Optician Awards can finally be revealed (see below).
In total, 18 categories are up for grabs including new trophies for the Frame Stylist of the Year of the year, sponsored by Transitions and a Low Vision Award. Also joining this year are new sponsors in the form of ASDA which is sponsoring the Dispensing Optician of the Year category.
The clock is now ticking down to the biggest night of the optical year, The Awards presentation, where the winners will be announced in a colourful night of 1980 nostalgia. This year the Awards take the earlier slot of March 30 at the Hilton Metropole Hotel Birmingham on the Saturday night of the Optrafair weekend.