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On Saturday the 18th of April, the Optical Assistant team of Edmonds & Slatter Opticians along with two of the partners, Tim Cole and Saagar Hirani, attended the prestigious 2015 Optician Awards in Birmingham.

The independent opticians, with practices in Blaby, Glenfield and Lutterworth had been nominated in the category “Optical Assistant Team of the Year”, and had made it into the final six.

pre optician awards drinks

Partner Tim Cole said “The category reflects the importance of the reception and support staff in our practices. You cannot run a successful practice with Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians alone. It shows outstanding teamwork, customer service and the ability to make all our patients feel welcome and cared for.”

Almost the whole Optical Assistant team were lucky enough to be able to attend the glamorous black tie event which made it even more special when they were announced as the winners!

optician awards presentation


The event was compered by comedian Ed Byrne and the evening’s charity casino raised money for Blind Veterans UK. Further entertainment was provided by a troupe of flapper girls called Bee’s Knees and a live band called Funky Bhudda.

The award for “Optical Assistant Team of the Year” was presented to Edmonds and Slatter Opticians by Cindy Tromans, The Chair of the College of Optometrists Board of Trustees. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed celebrating their fantastic achievement and the trophy has taken pride of place in the Blaby practice for all to see.



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