VM and 20/20 Magazine Announce EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards for 2017

By Staff
Monday, December 4, 2017 12:24 AM


NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are pleased to announce the selections in the 9th 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, contact lenses, optical equipment and supplies, diagnostic equipment, practice management software, EHR software, online ordering website, best optical app, patient engagement systems, and dispensing/measuring fitting systems. This year’s survey featured two new categories: Rx sun lenses and for profit businesses or brands that have 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: gx by Gwen Stefani
Readers’ Choice, Frame Brand, Teens: Ray-Ban
Readers’ Choice, Frame Brand, Kids: Ray-Ban
Readers’ Choice, Frame Brand, Introduced in 2017: Steve Madden

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 2017: Varilux X

Sunglasses
Readers’ Choice, Company: Maui Jim
Readers’ Choice, Sport Brand, Men: Oakley
Readers’ Choice, Fashion Brand, Men: Ray-Ban
Readers’ Choice, Sport Brand, Women: Oakley
Readers’ Choice, Fashion Brand, Women: Kate Spade
Readers’ Choice, Brand, Kids: Ray-Ban

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

Contact Lenses
Readers’ Choice, Company: Johnson & Johnson Vision
Readers’ Choice, Toric Brand: Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism
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

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: Eyefinity
Readers’ Choice, Brand: Eyefinity/ExamWRITER

Dispensing/Measuring Fitting Systems

Readers’ Choice, Company: Essilor
Readers’ Choice, Brand: Visioffice 2

Patient Engagement Systems
Readers’ Choice, Company: Solutionreach
Readers’ Choice, Brand: Solutionreach

Optical App
Readers’ Choice, App: Solutionreach

Online Ordering
Readers’ Choice, Company Website: VisionWeb

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

636 voters took part in the EyeVote Survey from Sept. 14 through Oct. 16, 2017. 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.