Lesley Cree Opticians wins national award

Lesley Cree Opticians practice in Radcliffe on Trent has won the National Young Practice of the Year award category in the 2015 Association of Optometrist Awards (AOP).

Having been selected by a panel of industry experts from the optometry profession, the shortlist of finalists was announced in June 2015, and since then, voting has been open to the public. The overall winners were announced at a black tie gala dinner at the Hilton Metropole Birmingham on Thursday 5 November 2015.

Commenting Lesley Cree said, “Everyone at the practice is delighted to have won. The team has worked hard to deliver a superior experience to everyone who visits our practice and we are delighted that we gathered sufficient support from our customers to win overall.”

She added. “Winning this award recognises our achievements over the last three years and is testament to our commitment of providing our patients with the highest quality of eye care.”

Now in their fifth year, the AOP awards provide the opportunity to shine a spotlight on the extraordinary achievements of individuals and organisations, and help promote optometry and the importance of eye health to the general public.

Commenting, Kevin Thompson, AOP Chairman said, “The quality of nominees in all categories has once again amazed the judging panel. They were inspired by stories about going above and beyond the call of duty for patients and peers alike. This is what drives professional excellence in the sector and this is what the AOP awards is all about.”

Lesley Cree Opticians has the ability to carry out both NHS and private eye examinations, and in 2014, the practice achieved “The Quality in Optometry Level Two Standard for Enhanced Services in the Community”. Progressive growth, a commitment to excellent customer services, extended appointment times which improve eye health assessment and diagnosis,  highly experienced and friendly staff, a caring and approachable atmosphere and the ability to offer a range of affordable and designer spectacles were all contributory factors to winning the award.