AN OPTICIANS in Edinburgh has won two industry awards.

Specsavers in Morningside won Technology Practice of the Year at the UK Optician Awards, while store director Michael O’Kane won the Optometrist of the Year title, beating stiff competition from optical practices across the UK at the ceremony at Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

O’Kane – the only optician in Scotland to be shortlisted for the award – took home the top award of the night in recognition of his patient care, hard work, dedication and passion for optometry.

He said: ‘We are thrilled to be recognised by the Optician Awards. Having been involved in optometry for more than 18 years, I am very proud and honoured to have my efforts recognised and to have been awarded Optometrist of the Year by the judges.

“I am extremely proud of the dedicated team I have here in Morningside who are committed to providing our customers with the best optical service,” he added.