Beverley, East Yorkshire optometry practice has prestigious award in sight

Roger Smyth
Roger Smyth

A Beverley optometry practice has been nominated for a prestigious national award in recognition of their services to optics.

Andrew and Rogers Optometrists has been shortlisted in the ‘Community Achievement Award 2012’ category. Run by the Association of Optometrists (AOP), the awards recognise the highest levels of achievement in UK optics.

Andrew and Rogers, has been shortlisted by a selection committee for outstanding work raising awareness of optometry and eye health in the community.

Commenting on their nomination, Roger Smyth said: “We are delighted to have been selected for our work in raising awareness of dyslexia and visual stress, and for prescribing precision tinted lenses for pupils struggling to read at school and college. The work has been unbelievably rewarding”

AOP Chairman David Shannon, commented: “Last year we were delighted to bring you our first ever AOP Awards. The response we had from the profession and optical sector was outstanding.

We are proud to be able to offer a chance to celebrate the achievements of those people and organisations that give so much to the public, profession and sector. What makes these awards unique is that it is their colleagues, the readers of Optometry Today, the largest circulation optical journal in the UK that vote for the winners.

This year like last, the standard of nominations across all categories was excellent. It was no easy task for the judges to pick the shortlist. Whether you emerge as a winner, or not, we congratulate you and the contribution you have made to quality eye care.”

Roger Smyth added: “We would particularly like to thank the teaching profession in Yorkshire, for being so enthusiastic and supportive of our highlighting of dyslexia issues within education.”

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 18 October in Birmingham.