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Eye doc 'humbled' to be given award.

AN optometrist from Earlsdon has received a top national award.

Dr Rohit Narayan was one of the winners at this year's Macular Society Awards for Excellence.

Dr Narayan, who is a visiting clinician for final year students at Aston University in Birmingham, was selected in the Optometrist of the Year category.

Dr Narayan received his award from John Dunston, chairman of the Macular Society, at the charity's annual conference, which took place in London.

Now in its ninth year, the awards celebrate the inspirational work done to provide services and care for people with macular disease all over the UK.

Dr Narayan has been in practice for almost 30 years, including over a decade in the US. In addition to his work with students at Aston University, Dr Narayan also works in private and hospital practice.

Dr Narayan said: "I was pleasantly surprised when I heard that I'd won this award.

"To be chosen from all of the outstanding optometrists who were shortlisted makes me feel very proud.

"It's humbling that people felt strongly enough to take the time to nominate me."

The Optometrist of the Year category was open to practitioners working in any environment, such as a high street business, hospital or a local society, who provide outstanding services to people with macular disease.

The Macular Society is the national charity for anyone affected by central vision loss. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of sight loss in the UK.

Cathy Yelf, chief executive of the society, said: "The commitment and dedication Dr Narayan has shown in caring for people with macular conditions is clear from the tremendous feedback we've received about his work.

"He has also made a tremendous contribution to teaching future generations of ophthalmic professionals, passing on a wealth of knowledge to the students learning under him. He really has made an incredible difference."

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Dr Rohit Narayan receives his award from John Dunston, chairman of the Macular Society

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