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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: Marchon
  • Readers’ Choice, Frame Brand, Men: Nike
  • Readers' Choice, Frame Brand, Women: Kate Spade
  • Readers' Choice, Frame Brand, Teens: Nike
  • Readers' Choice, Frame Brand, Kids: Tie between Disney and Nike
  • Readers' Choice, Frame Brand, New Launch: Nine West

Spectacle Lenses
  • Readers’ Choice, Company: Essilor
  • Readers’ Choice, Lens Brand: Varilux
  • Readers' Choice, Lens Anti-Reflective Coating Brand: Crizal Avance
  • Readers' Choice, Lens Personalized Progressive Brand: Hoya iD MyStyle
  • Readers' Choice, Lens Photochromic Brand: Transitions

  • 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

Contact Lenses

  • Readers’ Choice, Company: Vistakon/J&J VisionCare
  • Readers’ Choice, Toric Brand: Biofinity Toric
  • Readers’ Choice, Daily Disposable Brand: 1-Day Acuvue Moist
  • Readers’ Choice, Extended Wear Disposable Brand: Air Optix Night & Day
  • Readers’ Choice, Multifocal Brand: Air Optix Multifocal

Optical Equipment

  • Readers’ Choice, Company: Hilco
  • Readers' Choice, Brand for Finishing: Santinelli
  • Readers' Choice, Brand for Surfacing: Coburn Technologies
  • Readers' Choice, Brand for Supplies/Consumables: Hilco
  • Readers' Choice, Brand for Dispensing Tools: Hilco
Diagnostic Equipment
  • Readers’ Choice, Company: Carl Zeiss Meditec
  • Readers' 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.