Optician Awards – Independent Practice of the Year 2020

We are delighted to announce that we have once again been pronounced Independent Practice of the Year.

We cannot tell you how much this means to us in what has been a challenging year. Thank you so much to every member of our wonderful team, and to the amazing support of the public which makes this all possible.

We will continue to strive for clinical excellence, stand out fashion and 5* customer service, ensuring that we are deserving of this prestigious award that has been bestowed upon us.

Thank you!

Our Awards

Award winning eyecare

Here are some of the awards we’ve won over the years:
National Independent Practice of the Year Runner Up 2017, 2014 and 2011
National Fashion Practice of the Year Runner up 2017
National Independent Practice of the Year Winner 2012 and 2010
National Technology Practice of the Year Runner Up 2014 and 2012
National Contact Lens Practitioner Runner Up 2011
North East Business Awards Runner Up 2012
National Fight for Sight Fundraiser Winner 2007

Just missed out on Silverware This Year!

We had a great night celebrating being shortlisted for The National #OpticianAwards, and were very happy with our runners up position. There were some fantastic entires- congratulations to All the Winners!  And even more importantly, we were delighted that several thousand pounds was raised for #TheBlindVeterans- A Great Cause. Thanks to all of you for your continued support.

Opticians Awards 2017!

Exciting News! We have again been shortlisted as National Finalists in The Optician Awards in two categories:

  • The Independent Practice of the Year
  • The Fashion Practice of the Year

We previously held Independent Practice of the Year in 2010 and 2012 so are really pleased to again be recognised. Fashion Practice is normally the domain of London based outlets, so pleased to be putting Whitley Bay on the Map! The Winners are to be announced at a Gala Dinner at the NEC Hilton. Win or lose, we aim to enjoy the evening!

Thanks to you all, our loyal customers, without whom this would not be possible.

National Opticians Awards 2014 – Runners up!

We would like to thank everyone for their Good Luck messages sent before the National Optician Awards.

This was not to be our year but we were still delighted to be runners up in both The Independent Practice and Technology Practice, in the splendour of London Park Lane Hilton.

It was an amazing night to share with some of our Team; a true privilege to be there! Most important of all was the fantastic fund raising carried out in aid of “The Blind Veterans”, a truly worthy cause. The awards were presented by TV personality impressionist Jon Culshaw whose hilarious rendition made it seem as though the awards were being presented by a host of personalities!

Congratulations to all the award winners, especially to our friends from Eyeworks London who took the New Venture Award. Really well done!
Thanks again to all our loyal patients and staff


A massive big thank you to all our loyal patients whose constant support and recommendations have seen us again nominated for the National Optician Awards. We also owe a huge debt of gratitude to our wonderful staff for their constant enthusiasm and professionalism.

It would be a tall order to win a third award, but even being shortlisted is a wonderful feeling. Six of the team make the journey to Park Lane Hilton on April 12th and win or lose we aim to enjoy it! We will keep you posted.

National Opticians Awards 2012 Winners, Independent Practice of the Year

Robinson Optometrists National Opticians Awards 2012 Winners, Independent Practice of the Year image

Nigel and Judith, Robinson Optometrists National Opticians Awards 2012 Winners, Independent Practice of the Year image

Thank you to all our patients, staff, and friends for all your support. We are delighted to have been named as National Independent Practice of the Year for the 2nd time in 3 years. Six of the team travelled to The London Park Lane Hilton for what turned out to be a spectacular event. The evening was hosted by TV comic Tim Vine, whose one line laughter had tears rolling down everyone’s cheeks. We are all fired up by this latest accolade and look forward to providing the kind of service which will live up to our National reputation. Thank you once again. Nigel and Judith.

North East Business Awards 2012

The awards held at the Newcastle Mariott Hotel, Gosforth were a triumph for north east enterprise. We were named as runner up in the Heart of the Community Award and offer our sincere congratulations to Muckle LLP who were named as the very worthy winners. We now look forward to April and the National opticians Awards Finals.

Robinson Optometrists Shortlisted for National Opticians Awards 2012

We are proud and amazed to announce that for the 3rd year in a row we have been shortlisted for The Optician Awards Finals in 2 categories: Independent Practice of the Year Technology Practice ofthe Year. Disappointingly, we are the only representatives this year from the North East of England and so hope to do the region proud.

North East Business Awards

In the same week we have been informed that we are finalists for the “Heart of the Community” in the North East Business Awards. Thank you once again to our loyal clientelle.