Vision Monday, 20/20 Magazine Host Sixth Annual EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards

By Staff
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:33 AM

NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are hosting the sixth annual EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year.

These two Jobson Medical Information publications are teaming up once again this Fall to get readers’ opinions by asking optical retailers’ and ECPs to identify their favorite products in nine distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, sunglasses, contact lenses, optical equipment and supplies, diagnostic equipment, practice management software, online ordering website and a new category for this year, best optical app. Selected companies will be chosen based on both brand and company choices supplied by readers.

It only takes a few minutes to cast your vote, which entitles you to a chance to win a $500 American Express gift card or one of two runner up prizes of $100 American Express gift cards. Voting for EyeVote is officially open and will take place through Oct. 29.

EyeVote is about you, our readers, and your choices on the top products in the optical industry today so vote here. This year’s survey promises to span a wide range of product brands and product groups. Look for the pop-up ads with survey links on and coming soon.

Morgan Presents New Eyewear Collection

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PECAA Partners With Optometric Professional Network

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:30 AM PORTLAND, Ore.— PECAA (Professional Eye Care Associates of America), the national doctor alliance group operating in 43 states for independent doctors, has formed a strategic partnership with Optometric Professional Network (OPN), a regional doctor alliance group based in Houston. The organizations stressed that this is a partnership and not a merger.

New Generation of MODO Paper-Thin

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:28 AM 7 new styles. Four colors. A series of retro-inspired and classic frames: the collection is reflective of the brand's rich history   More

California Governor Vetoes Bill that Would Have Required Access to Adult Vision Coverage Via State Health Insurance Exchange

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:27 AM SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Last week, on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed Assembly Bill No. 1877 (AB 1877) that would have required the Covered California state health insurance exchange to link buyers to a separate website selling adult vision coverage.

Silmo Announces 2014 D’Or Winners

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:24 AM

Silhouette and Adidas Extend License to Include ‘Performance’

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:21 AM LINZ, Austria— Silhouette International and Adidas have extended their current licensing agreement, first signed 22 years ago, for an additional five years to now include the sub-brand “Performance,” effective until the end of 2019.


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Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:18 AM PIKEVILLE, Ky.—The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a press release last week about its Community Facilities program approving a $40 million loan to help the University of Pikeville construct a facility to house the Kentucky College of Optometry.

View a Slideshow of VM LIVE Event: ‘Digitizing the Store’

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:15 AM LAS VEGAS—In a continuing series of live events, VM LIVE's two-hour "Digitizing the Store" hosted nearly 200 optical retailers, ECPs and other industry executives to help make sense of the latest technologies changing the patient experience.

'Digitizing the Store' Uncovers the Latest in Technologies

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Monday, September 29, 2014 4:00 PM LAS VEGAS—Technology impacting the optical environment seems to be moving faster than we can keep up with it. Ultimately, though, it comes down to what it's always been about, improving the customer experience.

Italian Eyewear Consolidates Leadership on International Markets

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Monday, September 29, 2014 12:31 AM Further increases in exports: +10.3% for a value of over 1,634 million More

College of Optometrists in Vision Development Seeks Convergence Insufficiency Patients for National Eye Institute Study

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Monday, September 29, 2014 12:30 AM AURORA, Ohio—The College of Optometrists in Vision Development has issued a request for patients between the ages of nine and 14 with symptomatic convergence insufficiency to participate in the National Eye Institute’s five-year, $8 million Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial – Attention and Reading Study (CITT-ART).

Lozza Official X-Factor Partner

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Monday, September 29, 2014 12:28 AM The models by Italy's oldest eyewear brand take over the X-Factor stage   More

Fight for Sight-Prevent Blindness Public Health Award Recipient Announced

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Monday, September 29, 2014 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Eye and vision research non-profit organization Fight for Sight (FFS) and Prevent Blindness announced last week that Hannes Devos, PhD will be the recipient of the new “Fight for Sight-Prevent Blindness Public Health Award,” a one-time $20,000 grant for a year of full-time research on improving the public’s eye health and safety.

New Moschino Eyewear Collection: Unmistakable Lively, Sophisticated and Elegant Vision

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Monday, September 29, 2014 12:25 AM The stylistic variety goes through multiple inspirations   More