2024 Optical Industry and Eye Care Awards

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Welcome to the 2024 Optical Care and Eye Industry Awards

Welcome to the 2024 Optical Industry and Eye Care Awards, celebrating visionaries and innovators within the optical industry. Join us as we recognise the outstanding achievements of professionals who are setting the bar in eye care and optical technology. From breakthrough treatments to revolutionary products and exceptional service, this event highlights the commitment to excellence across the sector. 

Don’t miss the opportunity to see the future of eye care unfold.

Before You Enter: What You Need To Know

Free entry in all sectors and categories

We know that many small business owners, entrepreneurs and larger organisations don't like to pay up front for awards, where fees range from £99 to more than £250 per category. With us, all your entries are free.

You only pay a fee if you win an award

Unlike other programmes, you only pay a fee if you are selected as a winner. There's only one Award Acceptance Fee to pay regardless of how many awards you win, and 1x personalised Winner trophy is included*!

Publicity Package

As a winner or finalist, you get credible industry recognition & publicity from National press releases, Google and Yahoo! News features, content marketing and case studies.


Social Marketing

Social media marketing is important for all businesses, which is why we announce your accolades on social platforms, and regularly engage with you and your followers.


Interviews & PR

We can create quality, in-depth content with your team, making you a trusted voice in your industry, and highlighting the achievements & success of your business or enterprise**.


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£375 +VAT
(Award Acceptance Fee)
(Free Forever)
£99 +VAT
(per additional trophy)

* Trophy included: The Award Acceptance Fee includes 1x Winner’s trophy only. If you win multiple awards, additional trophies may be purchased at £99 +VAT.

** Interviews & PR: We will contact you regarding all publicity and PR opportunities based on the options you select in the entry form

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UK Business Experts

Our judging panel are business experts with a wealth of knowledge in various industries. They lend their experience and business acumen to the many award sectors we cover.

Our panel consists of dozens of private & public guest judges; below are a few of our business experts who will be selecting shortlists, winners and finalists in our awards!

Interested in being a guest judge? Contact us here.

Our Judges

2024 Optical Industry and Eye Care Categories

Optical Retailer of the Year 2024Recognising the optical retailer that offers exceptional products, customer service, and overall shopping experience.
Excellence in Eye Care ServicesCelebrating outstanding eye care services that provide exceptional patient care and support.
Innovation in Optical TechnologyAwarding the most innovative optical technology that significantly enhances vision care and products.
Best Eyewear BrandHonouring the eyewear brand that delivers high-quality, stylish, and durable eyewear products.
Excellence in Contact Lens InnovationRecognising exceptional innovation in contact lens technology, offering improved comfort and vision correction.
Best Optical LaboratoryCelebrating the optical laboratory that provides superior quality, precision, and service in lens manufacturing.
Excellence in Vision TherapyAwarding outstanding vision therapy programmes that effectively improve visual skills and comfort.
Best New Optical ProductRecognising the most innovative and impactful new optical product introduced to the market.
Excellence in Pediatric Eye CareHonouring exceptional services and programmes dedicated to children’s eye health and vision care.
Best Online Eyewear RetailerCelebrating the online eyewear retailer that offers an exceptional digital shopping experience, product range, and customer service.
Excellence in Ophthalmic EquipmentRecognising outstanding innovation and quality in ophthalmic equipment used by eye care professionals.
Best Sunglass BrandAwarding the sunglass brand that delivers stylish, high-quality, and protective eyewear.
Excellence in Low Vision ServicesHonouring exceptional services and products that support individuals with low vision, enhancing their quality of life.
Best Optical Practice DesignRecognising the optical practice that features outstanding design, functionality, and patient experience.
Excellence in Sustainable EyewearCelebrating eyewear brands that demonstrate exceptional commitment to sustainability and environmentally friendly practices.
Optician of the Year 2024Awarding the optician who provides exceptional eye care, customer service, and expertise in vision correction and eyewear.
Rising Star in the Optical IndustryAwarding an emerging professional or brand in the optical industry that has shown great potential and contribution.
Patient Satisfaction AwardRecognising the eye care provider or optical business that has significantly improved patient satisfaction and care.
Best Family BusinessRecognising the family-owned optical or eye care business that exemplifies outstanding service, dedication, and community involvement.

Entry Form

2024 Optical Industry and Eye Care Awards

Entries Close: 12th September 2024

If you need any assistance completing this form, please contact us: –

Award winning entries typically provide over 500 words providing meaningful and relevant details related to the categories they have entered. Telling us why you are entering these particular categories tends to help. Be specific: for example, if the category is Fastest Growing Company, provide details of how your company has grown and include basic revenue figures (eg. YoY £/%) so we can get a feel for the business growth you’re experiencing. Where possible and relevant to do so, including links to reviews/testimonials and digital assets to support your entry will also help.


Introducing Quantum Leap Innovations Ltd., a groundbreaking British company at the forefront of technological advancements, spearheaded by its Founder and CEO, Dr. Elizabeth Cavendish. Dr. Cavendish has redefined the boundaries of innovation, earning her a well-deserved nomination for the Most Innovative Business Leader award in the Business Leader Awards 2023.

Established in 2019, Quantum Leap Innovations Ltd. was the brainchild of Dr. Cavendish, a renowned physicist and serial entrepreneur with a track record of developing ground-breaking technologies. Recognising the need for a radical shift in our approach to tackling global challenges, Dr. Cavendish envisioned a company that would act as a catalyst for disruptive ideas and transformative solutions.

Under Dr. Cavendish’s visionary leadership, Quantum Leap Innovations Ltd. has rapidly become a game-changer in the fields of renewable energy, artificial intelligence, and sustainable materials. Her unwavering commitment to fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and calculated risk-taking has made the company an incubator for breakthrough ideas that revolutionise industries.

A prime example of Dr. Cavendish’s innovative prowess is the company’s flagship project, “HelioSynth”. This pioneering solar technology harnesses the power of artificial photosynthesis, converting sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide into clean, sustainable energy. By effectively replicating nature’s most efficient energy conversion process, Dr. Cavendish’s brainchild has the potential to transform the renewable energy sector and contribute significantly to reducing the world’s carbon footprint.

However, Dr. Cavendish’s innovative spirit does not stop at scientific advancements. Under her leadership, Quantum Leap Innovations Ltd. has adopted a unique, forward-thinking approach to its organisational structure and management style. By embracing a flat hierarchy and encouraging open communication, the company cultivates an environment where creativity and experimentation are nurtured, and unconventional ideas are celebrated.

In addition to fostering innovation within her own company, Dr. Cavendish is committed to nurturing the next generation of trailblazers. Quantum Leap Innovations Ltd. actively collaborates with academic institutions and young entrepreneurs, offering research grants, mentorship programmes, and innovation challenges aimed at supporting emerging talent and driving groundbreaking ideas forward.

Dr. Cavendish is also an ardent advocate for diversity and inclusion in the world of technology and innovation. Through various company initiatives, such as scholarships and outreach programmes, she champions the inclusion of underrepresented groups in the sector, believing that true innovation can only be achieved by tapping into the wealth of diverse perspectives and experiences.

Beyond her achievements at Quantum Leap Innovations Ltd., Dr. Cavendish is a thought leader in her own right. A sought-after speaker at industry conferences and events, she shares her insights on the future of technology, sustainability, and innovation, inspiring others to think boldly and challenge the status quo.

In summary, Dr. Elizabeth Cavendish’s exceptional track record as the driving force behind Quantum Leap Innovations Ltd., her relentless pursuit of transformative ideas, and her unwavering commitment to fostering a culture of innovation and inclusivity, make her an exemplary candidate for the Most Innovative Business Leader award in the Business Leader Awards 2023. By recognising her achievements, we celebrate not only her visionary leadership but also the immense potential for positive change that she represents.


Optical Industry / Eye Care Awards 2024

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