VM and 20/20 Magazine Announce EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards for 2016

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NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are pleased to announce the selections in the 8th 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 12 distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, sunglasses, contact lenses, optical equipment and supplies, diagnostic equipment, practice management software, EHR software, online ordering website, best optical app, patient engagement systems and a new category added this year, dispensing/measuring fitting systems. 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.

Optical Frames
Readers’ Choice, Company: Safilo
Readers’ Choice, Frame Brand, Men: Ray-Ban
Readers’ Choice, Frame Brand, Women: L.A.M.B.
Readers’ Choice, Frame Brand, Teens: Ray-Ban
Readers’ Choice, Frame Brand, Kids: Nike
Readers’ Choice, Frame Brand, Introduced in 2016: L.A.M.B.

Spectacle Lenses

Readers’ Choice, Company: Essilor
Readers’ Choice, Lens Brand: Varilux
Readers’ Choice, Lens Anti-Reflective Coating Brand: Crizal
Readers’ Choice, Lens Progressive Brand: Shamir Autograph III
Readers’ Choice, Lens Photochromic Brand: Transitions
Readers’ Choice, Lens Brand, Introduced in 2016: Eyezen

Sunglasses

Readers’ Choice, Company: Maui Jim
Readers’ Choice, Sport Brand, Men: Oakley
Readers’ Choice, Fashion Brand, Men: Ray-Ban
Readers’ Choice, Sport Brand, Women: Maui Jim
Readers’ Choice, Fashion Brand, Women: Kate Spade
Readers’ Choice, Brand, Kids: Ray-Ban
Readers’ Choice, Brand, Introduced in 2016: L.A.M.B.

Contact Lenses

Readers’ Choice, Company: Alcon
Readers’ Choice, Toric Brand: CooperVision’s Biofinity
Readers’ Choice, Daily Disposable Brand: Dailies Total 1
Readers’ Choice, Extended Wear Disposable Brand: Air Optix Night & Day
Readers’ Choice, Multifocal Brand: Air Optix Multifocal
Readers’ Choice, Brand, Introduced in 2016: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care’s Vita

Optical Equipment & Supplies
Readers’ Choice, Company: Hilco Vision
Readers’ Choice, Brand for Finishing: Santinelli
Readers’ Choice, Brand for Surfacing: Super Optical’s FastGrind
Readers’ Choice, Brand for Supplies/Consumables: Hilco Vision
Readers’ Choice, Brand for Dispensing Tools: Hilco Vision

Diagnostic Equipment
Readers’ Choice, Company: Carl Zeiss Meditec
Readers’ Choice, Brand for Equipment: Carl Zeiss Meditec

Practice Management Software

Readers’ Choice, Company: Eyefinity
Readers’ Choice, Brand: Eyefinity/OfficeMate

EHR
Readers’ Choice, Company: RevolutionEHR
Readers’ Choice, Brand: Eyefinity/ExamWRITER

Dispensing/Measuring Fitting Systems

Readers’ Choice, Company: ACEP/ABS Smart Mirror
Readers’ Choice, Brand: ABS Smart Mirror

Patient Engagement Systems

Readers’ Choice, Company: Solutionreach
Readers’ Choice, Brand: Solutionreach

Optical App

Readers’ Choice, App: ABS Smart Mirror

Online Ordering
Readers’ Choice, Company Website: VisionWeb

For more about the EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards, read the full story here.