SeeAbility's Ned Saunders, has won the hotly contested Dispensing Optician of the Year award at this year's Optician Awards. He was nominated along with four other opticians, who were selected by a panel of experts specialising in different areas of optometry and the optical industry.

The awards ceremony, which has been running for over 20 years, took place on Saturday 1st of April at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. The event attracted over 500 eye care professionalsand was hosted by the comedian and actor Debra Stephenson.

Ned became SeeAbility's first dispensing optician in March 2016 and has since played a crucial role in furthering our Children in Focus campaign. SeeAbility is delighted that Ned's commitment to sourcing glasses that meet the needs of children with learning disabilities and adapting to each child to ensure they receive the right glasses, has been recognised by the Optician Awards.

Since we began our sight testing in special schools, we have carried out over 1,000 sight tests, and dispensed over 450 glasses, changing the lives of so many children.

— Ned Saunders

 

To find out more about Ned and his work within special schools, be sure to check out the SeeAbility blog.