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ODMA Awards for Excellence

For the first time the Optical Distributors and Manufacturers Association (ODMA) will recognise and reward the very best in eyewear fashion, innovation and technology with an ‘Awards of Excellence’ presentation to be made at the ODMA exhibition in Sydney on Friday 5 August.

Every ODMA 2011 exhibitor was invited to submit entries for the Awards of Excellence over a range of 12 categories and more than 100 entries were received.

A specialist independent judging panel chaired by ODMA executive director Finola Carey and comprising Professor Fiona Stapleton, David Wilson, Darren Chun and Margaret McCann reviewed the entries in an effort to narrow each category down to just three finalists. With the quality of entries extremely high, the judges said that it was a difficult process.

And the finalists are…

Every ODMA 2011 exhibitor was invited to submit entries for the Awards of Excellence over a range of 12 categories and more than 100 entries were received

Optical Frame Category
OWP Metropolitan (Models 8005/8007) – Europtica Pty Ltd
OGA (Model 67480 NM 000) – Eyes Right Optical
Otto Kern (Model BETA Titanium Rimless) – Refractive Eyewear

Sunglasses category
Fritz (Model Churada) – Fritz Frames
Lacoste (Model Lacoste L1135) – General Optical
Renoma (Model RYAN 9530) – My Optics

Children’s Frame Category
Adidas (Model Ambition Youth SPX 297TM) – Mimo Pty Ltd
JFrey Kid Collection (Model HONORINE 7580) – My Optics
Leo & Lea – Refractive Eyewear

Sports Eyewear Category
Progear Eyeguard – Aviva Optical
Julbo (Model Pipeline) – Mont Adventure Equipment
Bollé Sunglasses (Model Bollé Marine Collection ) – Bollé

Lens Design Category
Impression Eyelt – Rodenstock
Individual FrameFit – ZEISS
Varilux Physio 360 New Edition – Essilor

Lens Coating Category
Solitaire Protect Plus – Rodenstock
Shamir Glacier Plus – Shamir Australia
PhotoFusion – ZEISS

Contact Lenses Category
Blink Intensive Tears – Abbot Medical Optics
Biofinity Toric – CooperVision
1 Day Acuvue Tru Eye – Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

Optical Instruments Category
Nidek OPD III – Designs For Vision
Optos 200DxRetinal Imager – Optos Australia
Apollo Eyecheck – Designs For Vision

Accessories Category
Zeiss Lens Cleaning Wipes – Carl Zeiss Vision
Face à Face ID Acetate Necklace – Eyes Right Optical
iMags – Optica Life Accessories

Workshop Tools and Equipment
Snap-off Screw – Aviva Optical
(NB: This category has already been awarded to Aviva Optical)

Product Environment (POS/retail) Category
JFrey Kids and Teens POS Kit – My Optics
ProDesign Shop In Shop Unit – Eyes Right Optical
Forum Archive & Web Viewer – Carl Zeiss

Green Environment Award
Queens Eyewear – NARCS
BIOPTIXX WOW612 – Eyres Optics
EV3 Lens Clean Solution – Optica Life Accessories

Ultimately, the Australian optical industry’s votes will determine the overall Award winners.

Online voting is now open and closes 23 July 2011. To vote, go to: www.odma.com.au.