Silmo IOA International Optician of the Year 2019 Award

Silmo IOA International Optician of the Year 2019 Award

Nominations will open for the 2019 award on 1 March 2019. As well as being able to demonstrate that they are a qualified dispensing optician in the country where they practice, the winner of this award will display the following attributes:-

• Professionalism – the client is at the heart of their business and receives excellent care

• Excellent communication skills – both personally and via social media

• Entrepreneurial spirit – with solid business acumen highlighted through the success of their enterprise

• Innovation – within their business model / product offer / shop design

• Specialisation – with a reputation in a specific branch of optics

• Creativity – both in the products they offer and the way they practice

• Engagement – with the profession, the community, charitable endeavours, industry

• Advocacy - championing the profession of dispensing

Members of the IOA as well as industry partners will be able to nominate opticians worldwide. These people will be contacted and asked to fill in a dossier. The dossiers will be scrutinised by a jury made up of a number of hand-picked industry experts. A shortlist of up to four people will be established and the winner will be announced during the Silmo d’Or ceremony in Paris France. As well as the prestigious award, the winner will also win a trip for 2 to Silmo 2020.

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