SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT
Lensbond System Eliminates Drilling With Nano Bonding
Product: Lensbond LB 1 and LB2
Top Line: The Lensbond system, developed by Lensbond Research & Development GmbH in Salzburg, Austria, is the first assembly technology that dispenses with drilling and opens up new possibilities based on nano bonding. The company currently offers two styles of eyewear: LB1, a titanium/plastic combination (pictured at left) and LB2, which is full plastic.
Close Up: According to Lensbond, adhesive joining methods offer a number of advantages over mechanical processes for the connection of eyewear components. Adhesives spread loads and stresses over the entire bonding surface, distributing static and dynamic loads more uniformly instead of concentrating them on highly stressed points. Adhesive bonds are more resistant to stresses caused by bending and shock. Uniform distribution of stress eliminates peak stresses from drilling, and lens warpage that causes optical distortions is eliminated. The risk of breakage due to micro-cracks is also eliminated, providing a safety benefit. All common types of lenses (standard plastic, polycarbonate, Trivex, high-index) can be used, as well as coated lenses. Lens cleaning is facilitated by the elimination of projecting parts of the frame. The eyewear is made exclusively of top quality lightweight materials such as refined titanium combined with a variety of high-tech plastics. All parts are anti-allergenic and gentle on the skin. Temples are interchangeable and fully adjustable.
Vital Stats: Lensbond offers service and intensive training along with its technology and our product. The company also provides customer-specific production solutions based on minimum sized orders. Lab Italee is the U.S. distributor for Lensbond.
EXAMS / DISPENSING
Precision Vision Offers Visual Acuity Manual
Product: Visual Acuity Measurement Manual
Top Line: The Introduction to Visual Acuity Measurement manual by Dr. August Colenbrander is a useful tool for many doctors and especially their staff.
Close Up: Introduction to Visual Acuity Measurement addresses details and aspects of visual acuity measurement that are not readily available. Reference tables and diagrams make it a valued reference.
Vital Stats: The manual provides guidance in selecting from the vast array of charts and devices available. Contents include visual acuity, letter chart measurements, near vision and reading, contrast sensitivity, low vision tests and pediatric tests.
SynergEyes Releases Duette Hybrid Contact Lens Video
Product: Duette Hybrid Contact Lens Video
Top Line: SynergEyes has added a new patient-focused astigmatism video to the Eyemaginations practitioner video libraries, 3-D Eye Office and LUMA. The video features Duette, SynergEyes’ second generation silicone hydrogel hybrid contact lens, that has been prescribed to more than 5,000 patients in 700 practices across 47 states since the lens became available nationwide on January 1, 2011.
Close Up: The video explains astigmatism and discusses the benefits of the Duett hybrid contact lens compared to other modalities such as soft torics and RGPs. Duette provides an alternative to these lenses and is ideal for normal cornea patients who are looking for improvements in visual acuity, visual stability, overall visual quality and comfort.
Vital Stats: Practices that utilize the Eyemagination 3-D Eye Office software can find the new video in their media library under the Vendor Media section or by searching for “SynergEyes” on their media library homepage. LUMA users will be able to access the video the same way in their media library after the next software update occurs in June 2011. All software subscribers will be notified of the video’s availability in the next Eyemaginations newsletter.
Order Tracking Software Designed for Opticians
Top Line: Clopsy is an optical order tracking application specifically designed to automate the order management process. It is a web-based software application developed to manage the entire life cycle of a patient order, from purchase date to dispensing of the final product.
Close Up: Clopsy was created by Sam Schrup of Discerning Eye, a family-owned optical store based in Iowa City, Iowa. According to Schrup, Clopsy was designed to alleviate the common frustrations with managing and tracking optometric frame and lens orders for customers via manual methods. In addition to order tracking, Clopsy offers an automatic alerts system featuring 18 customizable alerts and warnings. Alerts can be set to notify staff when order delays occur at the lab, or they can be used to notify staff when a customer needs a second reminder to pick up their glasses or contacts. Other features of Clopsy include “canned” reports for optician performance, lab order history, average lab turnaround time and remake statistics. A comprehensive order search engine tool is also available which provides search functionality based on a number of criteria such as patient name, lab or optician.
Vital Stats: Clopsy is fully scalable software application available in convenient monthly subscriptions; each subscription plan includes every feature of Clopsy. There are plan designs to fit every size optometric practice with each plan accommodating a predefined number of orders per month. The Start Up Plan is $24 per month and allows up to 75 orders. The Basic Plan is $49 per month and allows up to 150 orders. The Premium Plan is $74 per month and allows for up to 300 orders. The Max Plan, the largest available, is $99 per month and allows for an unlimited amount of orders. In addition, all Clopsy plans come with a free, 30-day trial. Registration is available at
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