|Jonathan Cohen awarded Optometrist of the Year 2009|
Passion for his profession and a real community spirit, despite being in a city centre location, were two of the reasons why Jonathan Cohen, founder of Zacks London Eye Clinics, was named 'Optometrist of the Year' at the annual 'Optician Awards'.
This Award now stands alongside the 'Software Practice of the Year' and 'Dispensing Technology Practice of the Year' trophies which Zacks Kings Cross Eye Clinic won in 2007.
To win Optometrist of the Year judges were looking to reward an optometrist who uses their optometric skills to enhance the lives of patients and colleagues, with evidence of excellence in a range of areas, including clinical techniques, interaction with other practice staff and management and most importantly, patients.
“The judging panel admired Jonathan’s caring approach to children’s eye care, with initiatives such as a ‘Mother and Toddler Week’ and vision screening in local schools,” explained Chris Bennett, editor and associate publisher of The Optician, which organised the event. “The judges were also impressed by strong testimonials from patients and staff which demonstrated Jonathan had made an effort to further the eye care of his patients and the fact that he enriches patients’ and colleagues’ experience of optometric practice and makes it fun.”