Andrew Thornton has been shortlisted as Optometrist of the Year and Thornton & Wright Opticians for Marketing Campaign of the Year by the Association of Optometrists.
The awards recognise the highest levels of achievement in UK optics and are a in the industry’s calendar.
Mr Thornton has been nominated for his commitment to patient care while supporting colleagues within and outside their own practice.
He has also been an early adopter of a new piece of technology, OCT (Optical Coherance Tomography).
Mr Thornton said: ”I do not put myself forward as an expert. This nomination is a reflection on having been in on the
ground floor for this new tecnology.
“I am no more than one or two years ahead of the others who may not have been able to introduce this technology to their practices yet.”