SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT
Schneider Intros DSC Prolab, an Integrated Surfacing Center
Product: DSC Prolab
Top Line: The DSC Prolab is an integrated surfacing center designed for start-ups, partner labs, retail shops and independent labs.
Close Up: The DSC Prolab combines a generator, polisher, laser marker and measuring unit in a single compact system. The modules are based on proven technologies from their Schneider stand-alone counterparts: the HSC sprint, CCP swift or CCL C*mark. The full integration of lab management and the lens-design software make the DSC Prolab a self-sufficient surfacing center.
• Fully integrated digital surfacing cell
• Pre-installed lab management and lens design system
• Full Rx and free-form capability
• On-board verified, premium lens quality
• Compact industrial design
• Intuitive single point process guidance
• Ideal solution for start-ups, partner labs, retail shops and independent labs
www.schneider-om.com; (972) 247-4000 (U.S).
EXAMS / DISPENSING
QSpex Technologies Launches Short-Corridor Premium Progressive Design
Product: QSpex Short-Corridor Progressive Lens
Top Line: QSpex Technologies announced that its advanced digital progressive lens, currently fabricated in practitioners’ offices via the QSpex Premium Lens System, is now available in a short-corridor design.
Close Up: All QSpex lens designs, single vision as well as the advanced digital general purpose and short corridor progressives, are available with a seven-layer vacuum deposited super hydrophobic and oleophobic AR treatment, polarized or clear, all with a scratch resistant coating.
The QSpex Premium Lens System allows vision care providers to produce top-quality spectacle lenses “in office” in about 35 minutes. Product availability includes single vision, polarized and advanced digital progressive designs, with a high quality, seven layer, hydrophobic and oleophobic AR treatment.
Vital Stats: The QSpex short-corridor digital progressive design enables lenses to be fabricated frames requiring a fitting height of 16mm. The short corridor design complement to the QSpex general purpose digital progressive design which is fit at 19 mm. The power ranges for both QSpex Progressive designs is +2.00 to -4.25D, with cylinder powers up to -2.00D and add powers up to +3.00D; all in .25D steps.
www.qspex.com; (855) 78-QSPEX
Children Put On a Happy Face With Precision Vision’s Eye Patch
Product: Happy Face Eye Patch (Cat. No. 3108)
Top Line: These temporary eye patches are very useful for occluding one eye to keep young children from peeking during vision screening and testing sessions. These patches are very affordable, easy to use and reduce test time.
Close Up: Paper occluding patch surrounded by medical adhesive tape. The bright yellow color and fun design becomes a trophy for the children to keep and enjoy from their experience.
Vital Stats: Sold in rolls of 250 patches per roll. Price to dispenser: $25/roll.
www.precision-vision.com; (800) 772-9211
Carl Zeiss Vision Celebrates 100 Years of Eyeglass Lenses; Launches Online Vision Screening
Product: Zeiss Online Vision Screening Tool
Top Line: As part of the company’s ongoing celebration of a century of ZEISS eyeglasses, Carl Zeiss Vision has launched an online vision screening tool that can help consumers identify uncorrected vision problems, and encourages them to visit an eye doctor.
Close Up: “The main focus of our 100 Years of Vision campaign has been to raise consumer awareness of vision needs, and the options they have for vision correction,” said Joe Donahoe, president of Carl Zeiss Vision—North America. “Through influential bloggers, newspapers and consumer-focused websites, we have been letting people know that they have options when purchasing eyewear, and choosing the right lenses will make a difference in the quality of their vision.
“The primary purpose of the online vision screening is to encourage consumers to make an appointment with an eye doctor,” Donahoe said. He cited a survey conducted by Carl Zeiss Vision in which 29 percent of U.S. respondents reported problems while reading, and 44 percent rated their night vision as satisfactory or below. Additionally, about 48 percent have an eye examination less frequently than every two years. “There are a lot of people who may need eyeglasses but don’t have them, and many others who have eyeglasses that probably don’t reflect their current vision needs. If we can motivate more people to get an eye exam, the online screening tool will be a success.”
Vital Stats: The online vision screening takes just a few minutes to complete. First, the user is asked to calibrate the screen to assure the best results. This is followed by brief tests of visual acuity, contrast and color perception screening. At the end of each test, the user is told if his or her results suggest a need for an eye exam. The screening tool also includes a link that allows consumers to find a Zeiss eye care practice in their area.
The vision screening is available online at
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