Vision Expo has announced the finalists for the first annual OPTImum Retail Award. The new awards program celebrates independent boutique optical retailers by celebrating their products, storefronts, visions, and most important—their stories. EB readers are encouraged to VOTE for their favorite.
The finalists are:
Atelier Mira, in Brooklyn, NY
Eye Q Stylist Opticians, in Holetown, Barbados
Spex By Ryan, in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Todd Rogers Eyewear, in Andover MA
From now to March 5, an online vote will take place to help select the winner.
To learn more about the retailers and cast your vote, click here.
Finalists will share their stories and visions for the brands Vision Expo East during a free Pup Up Talk in the Galleria Lounge (G280) on Friday, March 16, from 3-3:30 p.m. The winner will be revealed during the Exclusive Boutique Buyer VIP event on Saturday, March 17, from 5-6:30 p.m.
The finalists were chosen after a review of submissions by a committee of industry leaders including eyewear designers, ECPs, and the trade media.
“The OPTImum award is a showcase of the most prestigious retail stores from across the globe,” says Arian Fartash, O.D., a committee member and social media influencer.
The finalists will be highlighted on Vision Expo’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn social media channels.