Reading University professor of orthoptics Anna Horwood was among a group of new freemen welcomed at the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers’ annual presentation ceremony on October 17.

The Company awarded certificates and diplomas to students from independent practices and welcomed spectacle maker apprentices from Specsavers. New freemen were also announced, including ABDO College lecturer Haydn Dobby, CEO of Moorfields Eye Charity Robert Dufton and founder of the European Club Inter-Optiques Harro Lotz.

Master spectacle maker Huntly Taylor said: ‘The Annual Presentation Ceremony is a real highlight of the year. People from all sorts of backgrounds come together to enjoy their special day with us and it’s a great opportunity to share experience.’