Latest News Hoya Avantek Voted Vision Expo East 'Vision Choice' Winner By Staff Wednesday, April 02, 2014 12:27 AM Avantek’s Grant Zider and Hoya’s Heather Padgett accepted the prize for Hoya’s Avantek as 2014 First Place “Vision Choice” Winner. NEW YORK – Vision Expo East attendees voted Hoya Avantek first place as the show’s “Vision Choice” best new product. Second place “Vision Choice” winner was awarded to Rochester Optical/Gold. Third place “Vision Choice” was awarded to Miraflex for "Randy Kazandy, Where Are Your Glasses?" The New Product Showcase Gallery at International Vision Expo East enabled visitors to check out the optical industry’s latest product and technology offerings. On site at the Javits Center in New York, show attendees viewed entries throughout the show and all those who voted were automatically entered to win a $500 exhibit hall shopping spree. The winner of the prize was Paul Pascarella of Pascarella Eye Care and Contact Lenses PC.