SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT
National Optronics Debuts X Series Finishing Equipment
Product: National Optronics X Series
Top Line: National Optronics is introducing its new X series of finishing equipment: 7Ex, 3Bx, and 4Tx. Based on the company’s popular finishing series previously known as 7E HLP, 3B, and 4Ti, the new “X” series boasts a more compact, sleek, and modern design.
Close Up: In addition to the feature-rich predecessors, the “X” series provides several new features, including advanced tracing algorithms on the 4Tx that further improve shape accuracy. The 3Bx has refined blocking optics for high power lenses as well as batch job processing for increased productivity. The 7Ex is now equipped with a new drilling and grooving technique that prevents unnecessary tool changes between processes. In addition, a new finishing tool produces a superior edge quality finish for both polished and non-polished lenses.
“This line is well-respected throughout the industry and the new look – along with improved features and capabilities – further emphasizes its credibility and hallmark status,” said Kevin Paddy, product line director, finishing for National Optronics. “We feel the improved aesthetics and capabilities will continue the product line’s success and longevity for many years to come.”
www.nationaloptronics.com; (800) 866-5640
EXAMS / DISPENSING
M&S Technologies Seamlessly Integrates Smart System With EyeMotion Patient Education System
Product: Smart System/Eyemotion Integration
Top Line: M&S Technologies has seamlessly interfaced its Smart System product line with the EyeMotion patient education system. This technology further differentiates M&S from others in the industry selling static eye charts that simply replace the manual projector.
Close Up: The EyeMotion patient education system offers excellent content, efficiently priced packages and nominal annual licensing fees. The most attractive part of this integration is that there's no expense of an internet connection, and subscription pricing is less expensive than other leading brands, according to M&S Technologies. The system interface can be controlled with any Smart System input device such as the wireless remote control, wireless tablet or illuminated key pad.
Vital Stats: Effective May 1, each Smart System shipped will offer a free 30-day trial period with the EyeMotion package.
www.mstech-eyes.com; (877) 225-6101
Eschenbach Intros iZoom Lite Screen Magnification Software
Product: iZoom Lite Easy-to-Use Screen Magnification Software
Top Line: Based on the more comprehensive iZoom software program, the iZoom Lite uses just the most commonly used options so that it is even easier to use among seniors and others with vision loss such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts.
Close Up: Once the CD with the iZoom Lite software is inserted into a CD drive of a computer, the software automatically starts and an easy-to-use toolbar appears on the screen that allows users to select the options they want. The iZoom Lite lets users choose a magnification level from 1x to 2x in 0.1x increments (1.1x, 1.2x, 1.3x, etc.). Another feature of the iZoom Lite is that it allows the user to change text and background colors to reduce glare, improve contrast, and avoid eye strain.
Vital Stats: The mouse pointer size and color can also be changed to suit the needs of the user and a caret tracking feature can be activated when needed that allows the cursor to be more easily identified when typing.
www.eschenbach.com; (800) 487-5389
ABB Concise Offers Practice Partnership Series Webinars Including COPE Credits
Product: Practice Partnership Webinar with COPE Credits
Top Line: ABB Concise announced that the Practice Partnership Webinar series presented by Patrick Caroline, FAAO, of Pacific University (pictured here) and supported by Paragon Vision Sciences, has continued COPE approval. This ABB Concise exclusive webinar series focuses on topics that support successful treatment options and outcomes with gas permeable lens fitting.
Close Up: Highlights from the webinar series include: contact lens fitting using corneal topography, myopia control with corneal reshaping, scleral lens design and fitting, management of irregular cornea, and special lens designs for keratoconus patients.
ABB Concise Executive Vice President Lynda Baker remarked, "ABB Concise is proud to be the first company to develop webinars to help practices extend their knowledge in fitting specialty custom lenses. We encourage all of our accounts to take time out of their busy schedules to view Patrick Caroline’s lectures."
Vital Stats: The webinars are free to all who are interested in viewing. Those looking for the CE credits will need to pay a nominal fee of $35 and pass a 10–question online exam, administered by Primary Eyecare Network (PEN). The recorded webinars can be accessed on the ECP tools page after login on
www.abbconcise.com. To obtain the CE exam after viewing the webinar, practices can send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org or call PEN at (800) 444-9230.
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