SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT
Solutionreach Adds Patient Video Survey Service
Product: Solutionreach Video Survey Service
Top Line: Solutionreach has developed a video survey service, SR Video, which enables an eye care practice to capture patient feedback and share it online.
Close Up: When a patient stops at the front desk following their appointment, the receptionist or office manager asks them if they would like to record a brief video testimonial. If the patient agrees, they can verbally answer a few questions while SR Video records their answers on a video camera that is either located in the computer or can be plugged into it. SR Video automatically locates any video feed connected to the computer, web cam or not. SR Video will also automatically use the computer's or camera's internal microphone for sound. The entire process can take as little as three minutes, according to Solutionreach.
Once a video testimonial is captured, practices can have it automatically uploaded to popular video sites like Google and Youtube. Hundreds of video testimonials created with SR Video already exist on the web, such as
this short testimonial from one of Solutionreach’s most active SR Video users in optometry. The Solutionreach web site currently has a demo video of SR Video available to watch within the Demo Center at
Zeiss Receives FDA Clearance for Software Version 3.0 of Forum Eye Care Data Management System
Product: Carl Zeiss Meditec Forum Eye Care Data Management System, Version 3.0
Top Line: Carl Zeiss Meditec has received US FDA clearance for software version 3.0 for the next version of their Forum Eye Care Data Management system.
Close Up: Forum software from Carl Zeiss Meditec enables eyecare practitioners to centrally store exam data and images from various instruments, including the new family of Cirrus HD-OCT and Cirrus photo instruments, and to access them quickly and easily at any time. With Forum 3.0, multi-site practices and hospitals can easily and conveniently interchange data or view exam data from remote sites using the Forum Viewer. Preconfigured Clinical Displays accelerate practice workflows through automatic loading and display of the relevant exam data for various eye pathologies. Forum is offered in two main configurations: Forum Archive—a central storage solution for ophthalmic examination data—and Forum Archive & Viewer—a comprehensive software solution for eyecare data management.
Vital Stats: Centrally stores diagnostic data from ophthalmic DICOM instruments and integrates with other DICOM software systems. Centrally stores raw data from Zeiss OCTs (e.g. Cirrus HD-OCT) and visual field analyzers (Humphrey Field Analyzer/HFA-II-i). Enables retrieval of all examination data from any instrument or Review workplace. Enables instrument-independent raw data analysis by providing raw data access, e.g. for Cirrus HD-OCT Review software. Backup functionality ensures data security and integrity.
TOOLS / SUPPLIES
PSI Intros Hard Coat XT and Hard Coat HD
Product: Hard Coat XT and Hard Coat HD
Top Line: Practical Systems, Inc. (PSI) is expanding its line of UV curable hard coats with the addition of a new extra tintable coating and an extra hard coating to their already successful PSI Hard Coat offering (part # 9000).
Close Up: The new PSI Hard Coat XT (part # 9000-XT) offers improved tinting, 10 percent darker, along with excellent scratch resistance with a Bayer rating of 1.52. The new PSI Hard Coat XH (part # 9000-XH) is an extra hard coating with a Bayer rating of >2.5.
Vital Stats: Both these coatings as well as the popular PSI Hard Coat have superior adhesion on all lens materials including 1.67 index lenses, according to PSI. They provide a hydrophobic coating on the lens to repel dust and water and are solvent free so there are no disposal, fire or shipping concerns. All three coatings are AR compatible and economically priced.
www.LookToPSI.com; (800) 237-815
BPI OffersTotal Night Protection
Product: BPI Total Night
Top Line: BPI’s new tint blocks UVA and the harmful violet and blue recently implicated in macular degeneration.
Close Up: Total Night (Product # 37629) is yellow in color, allowing even more light transmission. It blocks much of the harmful violet/blue spectrum and is especially suitable for night driving as it blocks some of the bright violet and blue glare from oncoming HID headlights.
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