Luke awarded AOP Student of the Year

Congratulations to Luke McRoy-Jones, a University of Plymouth optometry student who also works for Specsavers at Armada Way, who has been named Student of the Year at this year’s Association of Optometrists Awards. 

The award recognises ‘optical leaders of the future’ – an optometry student, dispensing optician student or pre-registration optometrist with a passion for the profession, who can demonstrate initiative and drive to improve their fellow students’ participation in, and awareness of, optical issues.

Luke, who has signed his pre-registration contract in Caerphilly, received his accolade at a gala dinner and awards ceremony, as part of the three-day 100% Optical trade show at London ExCel.

He said: ‘Winning is a real testament to those who have supported me in my journey as a student optometrist, namely the optometry team at university, colleagues and family and friends. I am incredibly passionate about optometry and being part of the exciting direction in which it is taking.’

Well done also to the following Specsavers colleagues who were shortlisted on the night:

Michael O’Kane, Director of Specsavers Morningside and a Head of Enhanced Optical Services –  shortlisted for Optometrist of the Year.

Russell Ham from Specsavers Newport, and Tanja White of Specsavers Bicester  – shortlisted for Dispensing Optician of the Year.

Hamza Mussa, from the Kendal store – shortlisted for  Newly-qualified Optometrist of the Year.

Specsavers also sponsored the Lecturer of the Year Award, which was won by City University’s Peter Campbell, and presented by Specsavers Clinical Services Director Giles Edmonds.

All of the shortlisted finalists at the AOP Awards night.

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