SCOPE Independent Prescriber Bursary 2024 Awards

SCOPE celebrates excellence in optometry with the 2024 Independent Prescriber Bursary Awards.

2025 SightCare Awards launched

The 2025 SightCare Independent Optician Awards celebrating the independent spirit opened for applications in July. The SightCare Awards recognise the best independent opticians from the length and breadth of the UK.

Eyecare entrepreneur is awarded an MBE

Yorkshire businesswoman Sue Grant, the Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Body Doctor Ltd, has been awarded an MBE for Services to Entrepreneurship in the King’s Birthday Honours.

Melton optometrist and lecturer wins RNIB Eye Care Professional of the Year Award

The RNIB See Differently Awards, supported by People’s Postcode Lottery, recognise and celebrate outstanding work supporting people with sight loss. Hosted by standup comedian, Jamie MacDonald, the awards took place on Tuesday 21 May.

ABDO Medal of Excellence awarded to Jo Underwood

Jo Underwood, founding principal of ABDO College, has been presented with the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) Medal of Excellence in recognition for her outstanding service and commitment to the Association.

RNIB Connect Radio wins prestigious gold ARIAS award

A Glasgow-based radio station has won a 2024 Audio and Radio Industry Awards (ARIAS) for Community Station of the Year. RNIB Connect Radio was established by leading sight loss charity RNIB to provide news, information and entertainment to blind and partially sighted people across the UK.

Glaucoma UK offers up to £50,000 for the Open Call Research Award 2024

Glaucoma UK accepts applications for the Open Call Research Award 2024, which offers up to £50,000 in funding for glaucoma-related research. This award invites both clinical and non-clinical researchers who aim to enhance our understanding of glaucoma, and improve outcomes for people living with the disease.

Vision rehabilitation leader from Bradford shortlisted for RNIB See Differently Award

A Bradford woman has been shortlisted for an RNIB See Differently Award in recognition of her work supporting people with sensory needs to live well.

Melton optometrist and lecturer shortlisted for RNIB See Differently Award

A Leicestershire woman who is currently writing a book about a visually impaired dragon will be hoping to slay the judges at the RNIB See Differently Awards where she has been nominated in recognition of her role in the development of low vision clinics across the UK over the last 30 years.

Glaucoma UK ‘Excellence in Glaucoma Care Award 2024’ Winner Announcement

PhD student at Glasgow Caledonian University wins the Glaucoma UK ‘Excellence in Glaucoma Care Award 2024’.

Haag-Streit’s 'Slit Lamp Imaging Competition 2024' includes new video category

Haag-Streit UK (HS-UK), the leading manufacturer and distributor of gold-standard diagnostic and surgical devices and instruments for ophthalmologists, optometrists, and orthoptists, is delighted to launch the Haag-Streit 'Slit Lamp Imaging Competition' in the UK once again.

Eye surgeon behind destroyed Gaza hospital is honoured with a special recognition award

A Manchester-based eye surgeon who has made it his life’s mission to provide internationally-renowned eye care for the people of occupied Gaza, West Bank and East Jerusalem, has received a Health Champion Award from The Tropical Health & Education Trust (THET) at a special ceremony in London.

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