THE opti BOX AWARD 2023


The company that wins against the competition will receive active support from opti and eyebizz to establish itself on the optical market.

The opti BOX Award winner will subsequently receive a credit of 1,000 euros on the stand rental for participation in opti 2023. The number one can look forward to the same discount for participation in the trade fair the following year.

In addition, eyebizz will push the number one with public relations and marketing in the high four-digit range.

The young designers of opti BOXES 2023 - get to know the young start-ups and their products!


LARS Brillen scored with 3D printed frames that focus not only on timelessness but also sustainability.

The target group is people for whom consuming is more than a quick satisfaction and who value quality over quantity.

Every LARS frame is made 100 percent in Switzerland. By the time it reaches the customer, it has travelled an average of only 300 km.


„We traveled to opti to learn: we wanted to present our collection and get feedback on our patented hinge and our models. The fact that we received so much wonderful feedback on our collection over the three days, had many interesting conversations with potential customers, were able to discuss technical issues with other product designers and exchange ideas about the latest technologies – and even got to travel back to Bern with the opti BOX Award in our pocket, exceeds all our expectations!“

Silvia Nadenbousch and Simon Krähenbühl, Co-Founder LARS Brillen


The 2nd opti BOX AWARD was 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.


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 into an unusual, yet harmonious design.

LEINZ Eyewear was again represented with a booth at opti 2023.

„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)

THE opti BOXES 2023

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