Keith Cavaye was the recipient of the Hamblin Memorial prize at this year’s ABDO Optrafair Dinner. Keith started his days in optics at City and East London College in the early 70s, qualifying in 1973. Nine years later he qualified as a contact lens optician and rose to the top of the profession holding senior positions within the multiple sector. During the past 4 decades he has given his time freely in unremunerated positions and has been highly influential on ABDO’s strategic direction and in the world of contact lenses and the association’s relationship with optometry.
Keith has been a contact lens examiner for almost 20 years, a dispensing theoretical marker and an internal moderator.
He is a WCSM question setter, a regular author and presenter of ABDO CET, a member of the ABDO advice and guidance working group and sits on the GOC investigation committee.
He is also a DO observer for DOCET, and an observer on the College of Optometrists A & G group.
Keith has served on the ABDO board for 12 years, our longest standing member. HIs commitment and dedication to the profession over many years is unquestionable and the prestigious Hamblin award is a fitting tribute.