The team at Specsavers in the Intu Centre is celebrating having been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. The store has been announced as one of five finalists in the category of Practice of the Year in the AOP Awards 2020, run by the Association of Optometrists (AOP).

Clinical and customer service excellence
Uan Gohil, store director, said staff are delighted to have made it to the shortlist in this category: ‘It is fantastic to be shortlisted in this category which recognises clinical and customer service excellence in eye care.

‘It’s already a huge boost for the team, and we’re encouraging all of our customers to visit the awards website and place their vote to help us take home the award.’

Prestigious award
The AOP Awards recognise the highest levels of achievement in UK optics; the 2019 AOP Awards attracted over 20,000 votes from both optical professionals and patients.

AOP Chief Executive, Henrietta Alderman, described the importance of celebrating the profession: ‘Many of our members will view providing high-quality eye care simply as the norm, but the AOP Awards is a great way to show that optometry, even the day-to-day, incorporates exceptional performance and tremendous passion. We are delighted to provide an opportunity to recognise these individuals and teams who provide a vital healthcare service. Please join me in showing them your appreciation by casting your vote in the AOP Awards 2020.’

Vote now
Members of the public can cast their vote, and find out more about the Awards, by visiting www.mi-vote.com/aopawards2020/ before 5 pm, Wednesday 18 December.

Results will be announced at a black-tie dinner on Sunday 26 January 2020.

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