Optometry Qld/NT offers three annual awards.
The Final Award is a post-graduation award, decided upon in February after graduation year.
The Education Voucher is awarded to a first-year optometry student at the beginning of the following year.
Annual VISIONaries Awards Night
The Annual VISIONaries awards are presented at the VISIONaries: past, present and future event which is held in October each year. This awards night celebrates QUT graduating students, reunionists and award recipients.
The 2019 award recipients were:
- The Hon Bill Hayden AC Queensland Optometrist of the Year Award – David Bradley
Recognition for a member of the division who has worked tirelessly to increase the standing of the profession and enhance the achievements of optometry to serve the community.
- Queensland & Northern Territory Young Optometrist of the Year – Emily Henry
Presented to an optometrist who has graduated within the last 10 years, and who has displayed outstanding contributions to the profession.
- Hamlyn R Brier Clinical Optometry Award – David Stephensen
Presented to recognise excellence in clinical optometric practice.
- Peter J Montgomery Award for Social Justice – Dr Shelley Hopkins
Presented to an optometrist who has made a significant contribution to social justice issues for patients.
For more information on the above awards, please contact Optometry Qld/NT.