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    HONOUR: Kayla White, left, and Astrid O’Connor won national awards at Optical Dispensers Australia, ODA, Gala in Melbourne. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Eyecare duo win recognition

Two Horsham Quinn and Co Eyecare staff were honoured for their work at the Optical Dispensers Australia, ODA, Gala in Melbourne.

ODA was established two years ago as Australia’s peak body for the optical dispensing profession.

A feature of the gala was the ODA National Excellence Awards honouring the country’s most outstanding optical dispensers and celebrating the contribution they make to the industry and within their workplaces.

Horsham’s Astrid O’Connor won ‘rookie of the year’ and Kayla White won the ‘role model and leadership’ award.

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Ms O’Connor’s nomination, which was submitted eight months into her role with the organisation, described her as formidable and successful.

“She has taken on the responsibility of overseeing all quality control checks at our practice, managing sundry sales and ordering, and has begun studying with Australasia College of Optical Dispensing,” the nomination read.

“Despite these additional tasks, she continues to excel in her primary roles of dispensing, administration and reception.”

Ms White’s nomination said she consistently strived to optimise task efficiency and effectively manage time.

“She has generously shared her expertise by travelling to other practice locations to provide training for new optical dispensers,” the nomination read.

“Additionally, Kayla has offered encouragement and support to those struggling with the Certificate IV Optical Dispensing course, inspiring them to persevere.

“She has motivated optical assistants to pursue the optical dispensing course by sharing the valuable skills and knowledge she has acquired through her own experience in optical dispensing.”

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