Readers Tap Hilco as Favorite Company
Top Line: Since 1956, tens of thousands of eyecare professionals have come to rely on Hilco for smart solutions to common business problems, and for innovative products and programs that promote business growth. The eyewear and eyecare company’s extensive product range—more than 20,000 strong—and its focus on innovation, service, and value have strengthened its market position. The company has strong market positions in professional and consumer eyewear accessories; protective eyewear—Rx Sun, Rx Sports and Rx industrial safety; and eyecare products. Hilco’s Leader brand Rx sunglass line is one of its fastest growing categories.
Santinelli Is Preferred Brand
Top Line: For nearly 40 years, Santinelli International has advocated that ECPs need to differentiate themselves with a quality in-office finishing lab in order to succeed long-term. The company’s on-going commitment to quality, innovative technology, technical expertise and attentive customer service has earned it a leadership position in the industry.
Gerber Coburn/Coburn Technologies Brand Voted Number One
Top Line: Coburn Technologies, formerly Gerber Coburn, is a new company that continues a long tradition as a leading provider of computer-integrated optical lens processing systems. Coburn manufactures and services equipment, software and supplies used in surfacing prescriptions in lens blanks, coating lenses, and machining lenses to fit patient frames. The Coburn DTL and new CTL generators produce conventional, digital, and free-form lenses for small to mid-size laboratories. The Coburn generator family offers the accuracy of patented single-point technology as well as the traditional benefits of a dry-cut processing by eliminating the need for expensive water reclaiming filtration systems.
Readers Rank Hilco as Leading Brand of Consumables
Top Line: Hilco is a one-stop shop for the in-office lab, offering everything from dyes and adjustment colors to Rx trays. The company also has strong market positions in professional and consumer eyewear accessories; protective eyewear—Rx sun, Rx sports and Rx industrial safety; and eyecare products.
Hilco Is Favorite Brand for Tools
Top Line: Hilco’s extensive product range—more than 20,000 products—includes a large selection of bench tools. The product range includes pliers, screwdrivers, wrenches, drills/taps, tweezers and files. The company also offers fashion eyewear, low vision products and lens cleaning products. Hilco’s focus on innovation, service, and value have strengthened its market position.
Carl Zeiss Meditec Named Leading Company
Top Line: Carl Zeiss Meditec offers advanced ophthalmic systems for glaucoma, retina, cataract and refractive workplaces. The company’s Forum Data Management System centralizes patient data and clinical images from Zeiss and third party instruments to increase efficiency. Forum also connects to many EMRs/EHRs. Its latest technologies can help eyecare practitioners and patients benefit from seamless clinical workflow throughout diagnosis, treatment and on-going care.
Topcon Tops List of Brands
Top Line: Topcon Medical Systems (TMS), based in Oakland, N.J., is a leading developer and supplier of diagnostic equipment for the eyecare community. Topcon products are widely recognized for their ease-of-use, quality and economical price.
VisionWeb Selected as Favorite Site
Top Line: VisionWeb is the leading provider of software and technology solutions to the optical industry. VisionWeb offers direct-to-supplier online ordering; online insurance transaction processing; one-stop access to online CE/CME, ophthalmic news and information; customizable eyecare practice websites; and more for eyecare providers.
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
Eyefinity/OfficeMate Chosen as Top Company
Top Line: OfficeMate and ExamWriter from Eyefinity are widely-used integrated practice management and electronic medical record software. Together they provide a powerful platform to maximize a practice's potential. Eyefinity serves more than 27,000 eyecare professionals. The company’s other offerings include online business solutions and consultative business solutions.
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