Optometrist Lynne Fernandes wins major award

May 05 2016
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Optometrist Lynne Fernandes wins major award

LOCAL optician, Lynne Fernandes, has been named as ‘Optometrist of the Year,’ one of her industry’s highest accolades.

Lynne, who has established a successful chain of three optometrist practices in Gloucester Road, Totterdown and Nailsea, was presented with the trophy in the annual Optician Awards in Birmingham in April.

In choosing a winner, the judges said they were looking for a passion for optics as well as hard facts.

They said: “The winner is motivated by the delight of their patients, is passionate about local optometry and involved in all aspects of the profession.”

Lynne is Chair of the Avon Local Optical Committee, and works with the Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS England, the Bristol Eye Hospital, as well as GP surgeries to ensure the best eye care possible in Bristol for all patients.

She said: “Winning an Optician Award is one of the highest accolades optical professionals, practices and companies can achieve. I am thrilled and delighted to have been honoured in this way. I work hard with my team to offer the highest levels of care to all our patients and we work within our local communities to encourage everyone to look after the health of their eyes.”

If you would like more information about eye clinics, school visits, Lynne’s specialist talks or if you would like to book an eye appointment, please contact the Gloucester Road practice on 0117 942 6843.

Photo: From L to R: Miles Jupp (Host), Peter Warren (Chairman, AIO) and Chris Bennett (Editor and Publisher, Optician magazine) with Lynne Fernandes