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ODMA Awards for Excellence 2023 winners announced

Wymond-owned eyewear companies have taken out three categories in the ODMA Awards for Excellence program 2023, announced at O=MEGA23.

Meanwhile, HOYA’s MiYOSMART myopia management lens won the Lens Design category, and the company was also crowned the Lens Coating award with its new HiVision Meiryo Diamond premium coating.

A new virtual reality visual field analyser from BOC Instruments also featured in the awards, claiming the Optical Equipment award.

Eyes Right Optical’s new Project Green sustainability eyewear brand was launched at O=MEGA23 and took out the Sustainability Award category.

The awards were revealed on Friday 8 September and recognise the best in fashion, innovation and technology within the national optical industry.

An original two-year, double-blind randomised trial concluded children aged 8-13 years wearing MiYOSMART had 60% less myopia progression compared with single-vision wearers as measured by the axial elongation, and a 59% reduction in spherical equivalent refraction.

The categories are similar to prior awards programs, but this year included an award for Australian businesses employing environmentally sustainable business processes and/or manufacturing or distributing sustainable eyewear and eyecare products.

Eyewear wholesale businesses owned and operated by Mr Mark and Ms Lisa Wymond featured prominently. Their Eyes Right Optical business took out the Men’s Optical Frames category with Face A Face Paris – Neonnm, while the company’s new Project Green eyewear brand took out the Sustainability category. Another business they own, Sunglass Collective, was crowned the best Women’s Optical Frame, Kaleos – Faye.

BOC Instruments only recently began supplying the VF2000 Neo, which took out the Optical Equipment Award category.

The 2023 ODMA Awards for Excellence recipients were:

Optical Frames – Mens
Winner: Eyes Right Optical
Frame: Face A Face Paris – Neonn

Optical Frames – Womens
Winner: Sunglass Collective
Frame: Kaleos – Faye

Optical Frames
Winner: The Elusive Miss Lou
Frame: The Sharp New Years Eve

Sunglasses
Winners: Noo Eyewear & Safilo Group (joint winners)
Sunglasses: Cutler and Gross – 9797 CATEYE, and Carrera – Flaglab Style 11 (respectively)

Children’s Frame
Winner: Little4Eyes
Frame: Planet Pop – Minke

Sports Eyewear
Winner: Essilor
Eyewear: Oakley KATO 90SE

Lens Design
Winner: HOYA Lens Australia
Design: MiYOSMART

Lens Coating
Winner: HOYA Lens New Zealand
Coating: HiVision Meiryo Diamond

Optical Equipment
Winner: BOC Instruments
Equipment: Micromedical Devices – VF2000 NEO

Optical Accessories
Winner: Good Optical Services
Accessory: Eyes are the Story

Product Environment
Winner: Rodenstock
Product: CNXT Professional

Over-the-counter Product Treatments (OTC)
Winner: OptiMed Australia
Product: Blephadex Pro

Sustainability 
Winner: ZEISS Group
Category: Packaging

Sustainability
Winner: Eyes Right Optical
Project: Project Green

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