Latest News Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine Announce EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards for 2012 By Staff Monday, December 3, 2012 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are pleased to announce the selections in the fourth annual EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards, a special survey aimed at identifying readers’ favorite products and companies of the year. Optical retailers and ECP readers of the two Jobson Medical Information publications were asked to identify their “favorite” products in eight distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, sunglasses, contact lenses, optical equipment, diagnostic equipment, practice management software and online ordering. Selected companies were chosen based on both brand and company choices supplied by readers. This year's survey spanned a wide range of product brands and product groups. The 2012 EyeVote Readers’ Choice selections were as follows: Optical Frames Readers’ Choice, Company: MarchonReaders’ Choice, Frame Brand, Men: NikeReaders' Choice, Frame Brand, Women: Kate SpadeReaders' Choice, Frame Brand, Teens: NikeReaders' Choice, Frame Brand, Kids: Tie between Disney and NikeReaders' Choice, Frame Brand, New Launch: Nine West Spectacle Lenses Readers’ Choice, Company: EssilorReaders’ Choice, Lens Brand: VariluxReaders' Choice, Lens Anti-Reflective Coating Brand: Crizal AvanceReaders' Choice, Lens Personalized Progressive Brand: Hoya iD MyStyleReaders' Choice, Lens Photochromic Brand: Transitions Sunglasses Readers’ Choice, Company: Maui JimReaders’ Choice, Sport Brand, Men: OakleyReaders' Choice, Fashion Brand, Men: Ray-BanReaders’ Choice, Sport Brand, Women: Maui JimReaders' Choice, Fashion Brand, Women: Kate Spade Contact Lenses Readers’ Choice, Company: Vistakon/J&J VisionCareReaders’ Choice, Toric Brand: Biofinity ToricReaders’ Choice, Daily Disposable Brand: 1-Day Acuvue MoistReaders’ Choice, Extended Wear Disposable Brand: Air Optix Night & DayReaders’ Choice, Multifocal Brand: Air Optix Multifocal Optical Equipment Readers’ Choice, Company: HilcoReaders' Choice, Brand for Finishing: SantinelliReaders' Choice, Brand for Surfacing: Coburn TechnologiesReaders' Choice, Brand for Supplies/Consumables: HilcoReaders' Choice, Brand for Dispensing Tools: HilcoDiagnostic Equipment Readers’ Choice, Company: Carl Zeiss MeditecReaders' Choice, Brand for Equipment: Carl Zeiss Meditec Practice Management Software Readers’ Choice, Company: Eyefinity Online Ordering Readers’ Choice, Company Website: VisionWeb Nearly 550 voters took part in the EyeVote Survey, which was conducted from Sept. 28, 2012 to Nov. 5, 2012. An incentive for a chance to win a $500 American Express Gift Card was offered to encourage respondents to answer the survey. The winner of the Gift Card was Jessica Martinez, a dispensing optician at LensCrafters in Dallas, Texas.