VP Awards

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VP Awards or VisionPlus Awards is a recognized award for the optical and eyewear industry.

The jury members for the Awards in India were : Mr. B K Gupta, GKB Opticals, Kolkata; Mr. Surendra Gangar, Gangar Eyenation, Mumbai; Mr. Sudershan Binani, Himalaya Optical, Kolkata; Mr. Hemanth Manay, S R Gopal Rao Optical, Bangalore; Mr. Snehal Turakhia, Turakhia Opticians, Chennai [1]

The VP Awards were announced on March 9, 2014 at the Westin Mumbai Garden City in Goregaon. Singer Nakash Aziz, of Indian Idol fame, performed at the program. [2]

The winners of the VP Awards 2014 in India were: [3]
Best New Spectacle Frame (Luxury Segment) Montblanc:MB0473
Best New Spectacle Frame (Male/Unisex - Premium Segment) Silhouette:TMA ICON 5298
Best New Spectacles Frame (Female - Premium Segment) FCUK:FCUK9951
Best New Spectacles Frame (Male/Unisex - Indian Brands) Arcadio:SP232BK
Best New Spectacles Frame (Female - Indian Brands) Emanuel Strazzi: Panache ESP3-914
Best New Sunglass Model (Male/Unisex - Premium Segment) Montblanc:MB425S
Best New Sunglass Model (Female - Premium Segment) Carrera:Carrera 5001
Best New Sunglass Model (Male/Unisex - Indian Brands) IDEE: S1700Color C28
Best New Sunglass Model (Female - Indian Brands) IDEE:S1701 Color C2
Best New Sports Eyewear Nike: Road Machine NI 704S 070
Best New Children's Eyewear Nickelodeon:N2637
Best New Fashion Eyewear Collection Opium:Colorfornia Collection
Most Popular Lenses (Progressive) ZEISS:ZEISS Progressive Individual 2
Most Popular Lens (Value) Suprol : Electra
Most Popular Lens Coating GKB Hi-Tech : Protec
Most Popular Oph.Contact Lens Bausch&Lomb: Pure Vision2 HD Contact Lens
Most Popular Coloured Contact Lens Freshlook:Colorblends
Most Popular CL Solution Bausch&Lomb: Biotrue Multipurpose Solution
Best Value Enhancer (Retail) Monarch:Optical Showroom Design & Execution
Best Value Enhancer (Lab) Gerber Coburn: SL2 Express
Best Optometry or CSR Initiative Lotus College Of Optometry: Mumbai Eye Care Campaign [4][5]
Best Optometry Institute Bausch&Lomb School Of Optometry
Best Marketing Initiative (Indian Brands) IDEE: Campaign 2013-2014
Special Jury Award Prodesign Denmark: 7103[6]

After its launch in the India market the awards collaborated with the Dubai World Trade Centre's Vision-X exhibition to bring out the awards under the title Vision-X VP Awards in the Middle East.[7][8]

The nominations Jury saw the coming together of some of the biggest names in the Middle Eastern eyewear retail.[9] Mr Kian Saadat represented Hassan’s; Mr Saeed Emam and Mr Khaled Mahmoud represented Magrabi Opticals; Mr Uday Shrikantiya and Mr Avinash Dudeja represented Rivoli EyeZone; Mr Mamdoh Rouhani represented Saudi Optic House; Mr Ali Yateem and Mr Mathews Jacob represented Yateem Opticians;

The awards were given away on the conclusion of the first day of the Vision-X exhibition,[10] Dubai

The winners of the Vision-X VP Awards were [11]
BEST NEW SPECTACLE FRAME (LUXURY SEGMENT) TAG HEUER L-TYPE T[12]
BEST NEW SPECTACLE FRAME (PREMIUM SEGMENT) MONTBLANC MB 47902858
BEST NEW SPECTACLES FRAME (POPULAR SEGMENT) MODO 4046
BEST NEW SUNGLASS MODEL (LUXURY SEGMENT) CHOPARD SCH-A54D
BEST NEW SUNGLASS MODEL (PREMIUM SEGMENT) CHOPARD SCH135
BEST NEW SUNGLASS MODEL (POPULAR) MAUI JIM Sugar Beach, 421-02[13]
BEST NEW SPORTS EYEWEAR FERRARI 13265
BEST NEW CHILDREN'S EYEWEAR HELLO KITTY HEAA061 C01
MOST POPULAR LENS (PROGRESSIVE) Essilor Varilux S Series
MOST POPULAR LENS (BEST VALUE) Essilor Transitions Signature VII
MOST POPULAR LENS COATING/VALUE ADD Essilor Crizal Forte UV
MOST POPULAR OPHTHALMIC CONTACT LENS ACUVUE® BRAND CONTACT LENSES 1-Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism[14]
MOST POPULAR COLOURED CONTACT LENS FRESHLOOK FreshLook ColorBlends
BEST VALUE ENHANCER (RETAIL) NIDEK INC. LE-700
BEST VALUE ENHANCER (LAB) Essilor Mr Blue
SPECIAL JURY AWARD MAUI JIM Sugar Beach, 421-02[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://visionplusmag.fourplusmedia.com/?p=7315
  2. ^ http://visionplusmag.fourplusmedia.com/?p=8387
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-18. Retrieved 2015-11-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://www.worldoptometry.org/en/news/region-news-asia-pacific.cfm/lotus-college-wins-vision-plus-award
  5. ^ http://www.sightsaversindia.in/lotus-college-optometry-receives-vision-plus-award-best-optometry-eye-care/
  6. ^ http://www.prodesigndenmark.com/en-US/Newswall.aspx?PID=8&M=NewsV2&Action=1&NewsId=307
  7. ^ http://vxvp-awards.com/web/about.php
  8. ^ http://www.vision-x.ae/page.cfm/action=press/libID=1/libEntryID=20/listID=1
  9. ^ http://visionplusmag.fourplusmedia.com/?p=12560
  10. ^ https://www.zawya.com/story/His_Excellency_Abdul_Rahman_Saif_Al_Ghurair_opens_VisionX_2014-ZAWYA20141125095151/
  11. ^ http://vxvp-awards.com/web/winners.php
  12. ^ http://www.tagheuer.com/int-en/watch-news/tag-heuer-eyewear-wins-the-first-vision-x-vp-award-in-dubai-with-its-luxurious-l-type-t
  13. ^ http://www.mido365.com/en/news/latest/maui-jim-wins-top-awards
  14. ^ http://www.dubaicityinfo.com/cityguide/press_news_25892.aspx
  15. ^ http://www.mido365.com/en/news/latest/maui-jim-wins-top-awards

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