Industry Leaders At VisionPlus Awards

The who’s-who of the entire Indian optical industry made their presence felt at the glittering VP Awards ceremony on 9th March in Mumbai.

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While the optical fraternity in India basked in the glory of the inaugural VP Awards, and the launch of a coffee table book – Visionaries, several prominent personalities graced the evening with their presence. The event that was held at The Ballroom, Westin Mumbai Garden City, saw a slew of industry leaders and veterans all under one roof.

VisionPlus Magazine caught up with a few personalities, while they celebrated their VP Award win over cocktails and dinner. Here’s what they had to say about winning the first ever VP Award:

Mr Shanu Nag – Astra Lifestyles, won two VP Awards:

  1. Best New Spectacle Frame (Luxury Segment) – Montblanc MB0473
  2. Best New Sunglass Model (Luxury Segment) – Montblanc MB425S


Mr Ameet Poojara – Optimed won the VP Award for Best New Spectacle Frame (Male/Unisex – Premium Segment) – Silhouette TMA ICON 5298


Mr Ketan Parikh – Sterling Meta-Plast Pvt Ltd won two VP Awards:

  1. Best New Spectacle Frame (Female – Premium Segment) – FCUK FCUK9951
  2. Best New Sports Eyewear – Nike Road Machine NI 704S 070


Mr Prakash Rathod (on behalf of Mr Imtiaz Ahmed) – Aimz Spectrum Pvt Ltd won the VP Award for Best New Spectacle Frame (Male/Unisex – Indian Brands) – Arcadio SP232BK


Mr Prateek Khara – Mangalsons-Gujarat Ophthalmics won the VP Award for Best New Spectacle Frame (Female – Indian Brands) – Emanuel Strazzi Panache ESP3-914


Mr Vinod Pillai- Maui Jim won the VP Award for Best New Sunglass Model (Male/Unisex – Premium Segment) – Maui Jim Bamboo Forest


Mr Prashant Datta – Safilo India Pvt. Ltd won the award for Best New Sunglass Model (Female – Premium Segment) – Carrera: Carrera 5001


Mr Suvidh Gosalia (on behalf of Mr Manish Shah) – Ronak Optik India Pvt Ltd won three VP Awards:

  1. Best New Sunglass Model (Male/Unisex – Indian Brands) – IDEE S1700 Colour C28
  2. Best New Sunglass Model (Female – Indian Brands) – IDEE S1701 Colour C2
  3. Best Marketing Initiative (Indian Brands) – IDEE Campaign 2013-2014


Mr Bhavin Kothari – Ganko Opticians won the VP Award for Best New Childrens Eyewear – Nickelodeon N2637


Mr Ronak Sheth – Eternity Lifestyles Pvt Ltd won the VP Award for Best New Fashion Eyewear Collection – Opium Colorfornia Collection


For the next set of winners, click here

For details about what transpired at the event, click here

Check the images of VP Awards event

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