THE opti BOX AWARD 2023

At opti 2023 you will again have the chance to get to know young designers and their products. In the opti BOXES start-ups can prove why they are ahead in innovation, design and functionality as well as sustainability in the optics industry.

The second opti BOX AWARDS will be awarded on January 14, 2023 at 2.30 pm at the opti BOX Café in Hall C2 during the trade show. Whoever can convince the international jury of experts will follow in the footsteps of eyewear designer Beate Leinz, the winner of the first Opti BOX AWARD.


Be there and experience the innovations of the start-ups live! The opti BOX AWARD will be presented at opti on Saturday, 14 January 2023. From 13 to 15 January 2023, the ophthalmic optics industry will meet in Munich to find out about trends and news.

Tickets for opti 2023 are now available exclusively online.



The 2nd opti BOX AWARD will also be presented by an international jury of experts:

  • Anne-Sophie Lapetitte „AnSoStyle“, french eyewear blogger and industry expert
  • Sabrina Oberlander, „BRILLEN.werke“, optician and ambassador of the opticians' guild
  • Dr. Jürgen Bräunlein, Editor-in-Chief of eyebizz, partner of the opti BOX AWARD
  • Klaus Plaschka, Managing Director of the opti organiser, GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen

The criteria of the 2nd opti BOX AWARDS supported by eyebizz:

► Innovation
► Design & Functionality
► Sustainability in ophthalmic optics

The prize:

The opti BOX AWARD 2023 is endowed with a credit towards the opti stand rental 2023 and 2024 in the amount of 1,000 euros each plus marketing PR support from the partners eyebizz and Ebner Media Group in a four-digit amount.


"Late Birds" who still want to take part in the opti BOX AWARD with their eyewear innovations can obtain information at:
Phone +49 89 189 149 154,
Lidia Ricco.


„I am very proud to support and highlight creativity and innovation within our industry“
Anne-Sophie Lapettite (AnSoStyle)


"For me, craftsmanship means passion. Combined with innovation and design, we lay the foundation for a successful and happy future. I am very happy to be part of the opti BOX AWARD jury."
Sabrina Oberlander (BRILLEN.werke)

Beate Leinz (picture right, front row left)

Beate Leinz is a passionate eyewear designer and was the beaming winner of the 1st opti BOX AWARD at opti 2022! LEINZ Eyewear combines contrasting components to create an unusual yet harmonious design - and can be found at opti 2023 in Hall C2, Stand 461.


THE opti BOXES 2023

BOX 1Martin Schoeder
BOX 3O-CCX Eyewear GmbH & Co. KG
BOX 5LARS Brillen - Swiss made
BOX 6res.
BOX 105Loops
BOX 12James Ay
BOX 13LE Leipzig Eyewear
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