Organisers of the largest optical event in the UK say they have been inundated with entries for the 2023 Love Eyewear Awards, with a 100% year-on-year increase.

100% Optical has also revealed the judging panel for the Love Eyewear Awards, which are dedicated to celebrating the exciting world of eyewear, showcasing and promoting all things optics amongst independent and major designers, manufacturers and retailers.

Nathan Garnett, 100% Optical show director, said: “It’s not only been the number of entries that have blown us away this year, but the quality – and from some of the biggest names in the industry. The Love Eyewear Awards are growing year on year and since premiering in 2020 they’ve quickly become a calendar staple in the optical world.”

The shortlist will be announced on 16th January 2023, followed by the official awards ceremony which will be held at 100% Optical on February 25th 2023.

This year, there are a total of 12 diverse categories, including New Designer 2023, Sustainable Frame of the Year and Kids Frame of the Year.

The judging panel includes high profile names from the industry – designers, artists, academics, journalists and influencers:

  • Sarah Gresty, BA Fashion Course Leader, Central Saint Martins
  • James Dex – Digital Sculptor Creative, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Edward Gucewicz – Director, E.Gucewicz – (Barneys, Ralph Lauren and Porter Yoshida)
  • Dan Scott – Dispensing optician, optical influencer, The Eye Stylist
  • Maarten Weidema – Founder, The Eyewear Forum
  • Clodagh Norton – Director, and the Editor-in-Chief of 2020EUROPE Magazine
  • Daniel Feldman – Executive Editor, The Optical Journal
  • Phill Tarling – Celebrity fashion stylist and image consultant
  • Lois O’Hara – Multi-disciplinary artist/designer
  • Carolina Lober – Influencer and eyewear-specialised image consultant
  • Jasmine Martirosian – Influencer and optometrist, (Optic and Vision)

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100% Optical is the largest optical event in the UK, bringing together 10,000 professionals to learn, network and discover the latest products, technologies and solutions on an international stage.

The ninth edition of the show will deliver even more international brands across Eyewear, Equipment, Lenses, Business Services and Audiology.

100% Optical is the must-attend event for all businesses and professionals working in the Optical Industry.