SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT
Essilor Instruments USA Launches All-Inclusive Digital Tracer/Blocker
Product: Iness T
Top Line: Iness T, the industry’s first tracer/blocker featuring Essilor Instruments’ proprietary OST system for accurate optical shape tracing, made its North American debut last week at Vision Expo West.
Close Up: A member of Essilor’s Triplets family, Iness T is a unique two-in-one device that combines breakthrough optical shape tracing with accurate digital centering.
“Iness T features a new level of accuracy for optical shape tracing and eliminates a mechanical tracer purchase. Pairing it with a Jess edger makes it’s an affordable entry level finishing system with state-of-the-art features,” said Robin Rhodes, director of sales, Essilor Instruments USA.
“Until now, optical tracing wasn’t accurate enough for many of today’s frame styles. Our engineers designed the special 3D OST software that together with a sophisticated infrared light system provides extremely accurate traces,” Rhodes noted.
Vital Stats: Iness T creates 3D shapes from any demo lens or pattern, based on 800 points trace and frame curve parameters and uses a two-way optical path – eliminating lens power distortion. The blocker has a parallax-free camera system and 3D compensation, as well as a wide working area for lens marking visualizations even on lenses with dark tints. Iness T can store up to 1,000 jobs and offers a second edger connection to handle more edging capacity.
Uprise by VisionWeb Receives Complete Stage 2 Meaningful Use Certification by Drummond Group
Product: Uprise version 1.1
Top Line: VisionWeb announced that Uprise version 1.1, its cloud-based practice management and EHR solution, has received Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certification as a Complete EHR for the ambulatory setting by Drummond Group, an Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB). The designation of “complete EHR certification” is only awarded to systems that meet the requirements for a minimum number of modules to receive full certification. Uprise met all of those requirements, as well as additional elective modules, for a total of 42 modules tested. As a complete Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certified solution, Uprise will give eyecare providers the ability to attest for both stage 1 and stage 2.
Close Up: Certification for Uprise version 1.1 was received on October 3, 2013 and the certification number is 10032013-2243-8, making Uprise the first truly cloud-based practice management and EHR solution in the eyecare industry to achieve complete Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certification.
“This certification allows us to support users that are ready for Stage 2 attestation, as well as those that have yet to begin the attestation process,” said Ken Engelhart, president and CEO of VisionWeb.
Vital Stats: Uprise users get an all-in-one practice management and EHR solution, complete with embedded tools that are otherwise only available via integration with a third-party vendor. Embedded tools include educational video content from Echo by Eyemaginations, product catalogs with wholesale pricing information from Frames Data, and CPT and ICD-9 code process and rule verification by CodeSafe from ReimbursementPlus.
Topcon Intros New CV-5000S Online Training Program
Product: CV-5000S Online Training Program
Top Line: Topcon Medical Systems has launched a new online training program for its CV-5000S Automated Refraction System. A preview of the program was shown at Vision Expo West; the full version is expected to launch in November.
Close Up: The new CV-5000S Online Training Program is the first in a series of interactive, online product training systems. It shows CV-5000S users how to conduct a refraction, breaking it down into small, user-friendly learning modules. Through a combination of narrated video, graphics and step-by-step instructions, the system highlights the key features of the product and the operating procedures associated with each one. Users are also shown how to create customized refraction programs with the CV-5000S.
“The CV-5000S Online Training Program gives our customers the added reassurance of always having support and backup available 24/7. We are very pleased to launch this system and believe it will be of great benefit to all users of our automated refraction systems. The CV-5000S is the first in a series of Topcon online training systems and we plan to expand the program to include additional products in the near future,” said Bob Gibson, VP of marketing for Topcon Medical Systems.
Vital Stats: The system will be available 24/7 on the Topcon website to registered users, allowing them to access it at any time and from any location. This value-added feature of the CV-5000S will not only enhance the customers’ experience but also make the refraction process a smooth and effortless procedure for both patient and operator.
TOOLS / SUPPLIES
BPI's Deep Blue Zee Reduces Light Sensitivity for Epileptics
Product: Deep Blue Zee (product #37886)
Top Line: Recent studies have shown that certain blue tints such as BPI Deep Blue Zee are helpful for people with light sensitive epilepsy. Of over 600 photosensitive epileptic patients tested, 94 percent had their photoparoxysmal responses (PPR’s) completely eliminated or greatly reduced by using a deep blue lens.
Close Up: Deep Blue Zee is a therapeutic tint. It is part of the BPI’s line of Filter Vision Blue Barrier tints which were developed to provide maximum blue light protection.
Aging and ocular conditions can make eyes extremely sensitive to what is normally seen as moderate glare. These same pathological conditions also increase the possibility of veiling glare caused by blue light scatter within the eye. Filtering out UV and blue light reduces glare and relieves discomfort. This can benefit patients with conditions such as:
Vital Stats: Deep Blue Zee is available in 4 oz. bottles.
- Developing cataracts
- Macular degeneration
- Aphakia and pseudophakia
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Optic atrophy
- Corneal dystrophy
- Retinitis pigmentosa
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