Opticians eye-to-eye with top UK prize

Opticians from Lutterworth are celebrating after winning a top prize at a national awards ceremony honouring excellence in their field.

Optical Assistants from Lutterworth opticians, Edmonds & Slatter picked up a title at the 2015 Optician Awards held in in Birmingham.

The independent opticians, which also has practices in Blaby and Glenfield, won the top spot in the Optical Assistant Team of the Year.

Partner Tim Cole said: “The category reflects the importance of the reception and support staff in our practices.

“They are the front of house staff helping customers, adjusting glasses, as well as doing field of vision tests and retinal photography.

“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.”

Edmonds and Slatter Opticians are currently the official Eye care providers for Leicestershire County Cricket Club.

LCCC’s Ned Eckersley offered his congratulations to the winning eye team and said: “It is a fantastic achievement.

“Edmonds & Slatter offer us vital help and support and having the backing of a top team is perfect.”