VM and 20/20 Magazine Announce EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards for 2018

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NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are pleased to announce the selections in the 10th 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 14 distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, sunglasses, Rx sun lenses, contact lenses, optical equipment, optical supplies, diagnostic equipment, practice management software, EHR software, dispensing/measuring fitting systems, online ordering website, patient engagement systems, and social purpose missions.

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: Tura
Readers’ Choice, Frame Brand, Men: Ted Baker
Readers’ Choice, Frame Brand, Women: Ted Baker
Readers’ Choice, Frame Brand, Teens: Ray-Ban
Readers’ Choice, Frame Brand, Kids: Ray-Ban
Readers’ Choice, Frame Brand, Introduced in 2018: Lara Spencer

Spectacle Lenses

Readers’ Choice, Company: Essilor
Readers’ Choice, Lens Brand: Varilux
Readers’ Choice, Lens Anti-Reflective Coating Brand: Crizal
Readers’ Choice, Lens Progressive Brand: Varilux X
Readers’ Choice, Lens Photochromic Brand: Transitions
Readers’ Choice, Lens Brand, Introduced in 2018: Transitions Signature lenses Style Colors

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 new york
Readers’ Choice, Brand, Kids: Ray-Ban
Readers’ Choice, Sunglass Brand Introduced in 2018: rag & bone

Rx Sun Lenses
Readers’ Choice, Company: Maui Jim
Readers’ Choice, Brand: Maui Jim

Contact Lenses

Readers’ Choice, Company: Alcon
Readers’ Choice, Toric Brand: Acuvue Oasys
Readers’ Choice, Daily Disposable Brand: Dailies Total 1
Readers’ Choice, Extended Wear Disposable Brand: Air Optix Night & Day
Readers’ Choice, Multifocal Brand: Biofinity Multifocal
Readers’ Choice, Contact Lens Brand Introduced in 2018: MyDay

Optical Equipment

Readers’ Choice, Company: Santinelli International
Readers’ Choice, Brand for Finishing: Santinelli International
Readers’ Choice, Brand for Surfacing: FastGrind
Readers’ Choice, Brand for Hard Coating: TD2
Readers’ Choice, Brand for AR Coating: Crizal
Readers’ Choice, Brand for Dispensing Tools: Hilco Vision

Optical Supplies/Consumables/Tools
Readers’ Choice, Company: Hilco Vision
Readers’ Choice, Brand for Finishing: Santinelli International
Readers’ Choice, Brand for Surfacing: Hilco Vision
Readers’ Choice, Brand for Dispensing Tools: Hilco Vision
Readers’ Choice, Brand Introduced in 2018: Bionic Thumb

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: Eyefinity
Readers’ Choice, Brand: Eyefinity/ExamWRITER

Dispensing/Measuring Fitting Systems
Readers’ Choice, Company: Essilor
Readers’ Choice, Brand: Visioffice 2

Online Ordering

Readers’ Choice, Company Website: VisionWeb


Patient Engagement Systems

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


Social Purpose
Readers’ Choice, Company: Modo
Readers’ Choice, Brand: Costa

539 voters took part in the 2018 EyeVote Survey from Oct. 10 through Nov. 8. An incentive for a chance to win a $500 Amex Gift Card and two $100 Amex Gift Cards was offered to encourage respondents to answer the survey.