20/20 and Vision Monday 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. 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 were offered to encourage respondents to answer the survey.

–Mary Kane


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 new york
  • 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 SOFTWARE
  • 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