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May 09, 2013
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SOFTWARE

Eyemaginations Cloud-Based Education

WEB TECH

OptiSource's New Site
Self-Monitoring DR and AMD

TOOLS / SUPPLIES

User-Friendly Desktop Temperature Controller
EyeDocApp

SOFTWARE

Eyemaginations Cloud-Based Solution for Patient Education


Product:
Eyemaginations Echo
Top Line: Patient education provider Eyemaginations is launching Echo, which is cloud-based software that allows health care professionals to communicate with patients from any Internet-based device such as an iPad, PC or smartphone. Combining the full list of Eyemaginations content into one centralized library, Echo provides doctors with a way to market their practices effectively with minimal investment and time spent.
Close Up: Echo is designed to help health care professionals communicate with their patients everywhere they are thinking about their health, including before the appointment, in the waiting room, in the exam room and after the appointment. From one central location, users can share preferred content from a variety of ready-made presentations on specific topics, or they can build their own presentations. A unique new reporting feature allows the user to then monitor the success of each presentation by tracking patients’ viewing habits.
Vital Stats: With a vast library of new peer-reviewed medical content, Echo also offers full integration with various social media platforms as well as high compatibility with any popular and Internet-based device. Echo has flexible subscription levels that will work for any size practice.
www.eyemaginations.com; (877) 321-5481

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WEB TECH

OptiSource Intros New, Improved Website


Product:
www.1-800-optisource.com
Top Line: OptiSource International has launched a modernized and easy to navigate website for their online customers.
Close Up: The customer will experience on their PC, tablet, or mobile device, a fast and well organized website with a large selection of new products, quality images and a simple and secure checkout process. Other benefits for the web customer include: quick response customer service via chat or email, order receipt and tracking information emails, and a low $4.99 flat rate shipping offer for all orders in the contiguous U.S.
Vital Stats: OptiSource is a leading provider of lens processing consumable supplies and eyeglass accessories. Their extensive product line includes exclusive products such as: Snapit patented frame screws, Cobalt King blocking pads, All Off progressive marking ink remover, OptiPets eyewear holders, Titanium hand tools, and The Clear View family of personalized lens cleaning products.
www.1-800-optisource.com

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New System Lets Patients Self-Monitor Retinal Disease

 
Product:
myVisionTrack
Top Line: Vital Art and Science, a Richardson, Texas-based start-up, has developed myVisionTrack, an accurate, portable, and user-friendly system that enables patients with retinal diseases to quickly and efficiently monitor their own vision function at home. By using proprietary VAS software and a shape discrimination test implemented on a handheld electronic platform, myVisionTrack allows patients with degenerative eye disease such as diabetic retinopathy (DR) and Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) to quickly and accurately test their own visual function at home.
Close Up: Patients can self-monitor their condition at home. Results of the test are stored, automatically compared with prior test results, and may be sent to a physician’s office or central service if a statistically significant change has occurred. Patients can now have peace of mind and take more responsibility in monitoring and managing their disease.
Vital Stats: VAS is currently in the process of validating an 80 patient-12 month DR/DME Clinical Trial with an enhanced version of the mVT with the Phase II SBIR Grant with NIH/NEI. myVisionTrack’s initial usage would be for clinical drug trials and small pilot deployments and thus it will not be commercially available until the 4th quarter of 2013.
myvisiontrack.com; (214) 989-7130

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TOOLS / SUPPLIES

New Digital Temperature Controller Features Ramp/Soak Capabilities


Product:
5R6-900 Desktop Temperature Controller
Top Line: As a thermoelectric module benchtop temperature controller, the new 5R6-900 unit from Oven Industries has many outstanding user-friendly benefits. Contained all in one enclosure, the device can be plugged into the wall as a self-contained temperature control system, which has its own power supply. This distinctive detail makes the device unique, as well as convenient for users.
Close Up: The 5R6-900 can also be used universally, which allows the user to access the device wherever they are located. As a solid state MOSFET bidirectional compact bench top unit featuring an internal power supply, it is also capable of loading currents up to 10A.
User-friendly and PC programmable, the unit easily connects to a computer through the electrically isolated RS232 communications port. The PC can be utilized as a connector and the temperature controller can stand alone, once the desired parameter settings are in place. These settings are kept in the non-volatile memory.
View a video about the 5R6-900 Temperature Controller.
Vital Stats: The controller features an easy-to-read digital display for controlling functions, including adjusting output voltage and setting the temperature. Complete with an auto output shutdown if the sensor is opened or shorted, the unit also includes high, low and no alarm settings. The compact size, as well as the isolated communication port, makes using the 5R6-900 Desktop Temperature Controller easy.
www.ovenind.com; (877-766-OVEN)

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