At the opening night of the renowned French eyewear show on Oct. 4, this year's Silmo d'Or award winners were presented by Stella Cadente, this year's grand jury president. The awards ceremony was held at the Cité du Cinéma, a film studio created by the French film producer Luc Besson.
Besides Essilor and Hoya, the winners were:
- Seaport won the award in the children's category with its model Milky from the Little Paul & Joe collection of sunglasses and prescription frames for children aged 6-12 years.
- The French eyewear manufacturer Undostrial won the Silmo d'Or in the Optic Frame category for its Lucas de Stael collection.
- Jeremy Tarian, son of Alain Mikli, won the Silmo d'Or in the sunglass category with the model Saintonge, limited to 500 pieces and manufactured in France. Silhouette won for Sport Equipment with the new collection of sportive sunglasses Adidas Tour Pro.
- Di Esse won for Frame Technological Innovation with its clinical system FN 719 (see article below)
- The French representative of Enhanced Vision, Etex, won the Silmo d'Or in the Low Vision category with its image-enlarging video system DaVinci.
- Silhouette for the Adidas Tour Pro in the Sport Equipment category, which uses its special Silicon Polycarbonate Secret (SPX) compound for extra light weight.
An honorary prize was awarded to Pascal Parsat, founding member of the Centre Ressources Théâtre Handicap and since 2006 in charge of designing the Low Vision Forum.