A dispensing optician at Specsavers Bicester has been named as a nominee in the 2019 Association of Optometrists (AOP) annual awards.

Tanja White has been selected as a finalist in the AOP’s Dispensing Optician of the Year 2019.  The national awards celebrate outstanding talent and innovation in optometry while recognising exceptional contributions made by individuals and teams across the country.  

Demonstrating leadership and promotion of eye health 

Having beaten thousands of entrants to reach the selection stage, Tanja has successfully proven her dedication to keeping up-to-date with new innovations in frames and lenses, along with demonstrating leadership, colleague support, and promotion of eye health within the Bicester store.

A word from Tanja

‘I’m thrilled to have been shortlisted. Gaining recognition amongst my colleagues and the optometry industry for simply doing my job has blown me away,’ said Tanja.  ‘The role of a dispensing optician is varied and rewarding with a real drive to accomplish the best outcome for all patients. Providing the very best in customer care and advice on the latest eye care solutions is paramount to both myself and the entire team.’

Vote for Tanja

The category of Dispensing Optician of the Year is open to a public vote until 12 December 2018, with winners announced at a gala dinner and awards ceremony in London next January. You can vote for Tanja by clicking here, selecting AOP Awards 2019 and then the Dispensing Optician of the Year category. 

The store is also eyeing up a hat-trick of gongs in the Specsavers national Excellence in Eyecare Awards which will be presented at a glitzy gala ceremony on Saturday 24 November in Birmingham. Celebrating brilliance across all Specsavers stores in the UK, Specsavers Bicester is shortlisted across three categories: ‘excellence in people development’; ‘excellence in the community’; and ‘excellence in overall performance’.

A word from the store director 

‘It’s a fantastic coup to have received nominations and selection across all areas of the business,’ said store director, Sarah Marshall. ‘I’m so proud of the team and their commitment and professionalism which help make the store an inspirational working environment.’ 

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