SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT
Santinelli Intros Compact, Economical Edging Station
Product: LE-700 Edging Station
Top Line: Santinelli International is introducing its most compact and economical lens finishing system to date, the LE-700 Edging Station. The unit’s simple design and attractive pricing will appeal especially to ECPs with space and budget limitations, the company said.
Close Up: “Next-step” wizard technology takes the operator step-by-step through the tracing, blocking, edging and grooving process, utilizing a color touch display. The reliable, space-saving unit introduces “tracer-free” technology, measuring demo lenses and patterns within the processing chamber. In addition to tracing the demo lens circumference, its front curve is measured to obtain 3D tracing data and perform accurate 3D edging.
Vital Stats: The option to add-on a front-loading frame tracer which handles high-wrap frames is also available. Its low measurement pressure minimizes frame distortion, assuring a high degree of accuracy. An intelligent blocker is integrated into the sleek design of the LE-700, delivering accurate and consistent blocking results.
www.santinelli.com; (800) 644-3343
EXAMS / DISPENSING
New Feature for M&S Smart System Provides Greater Accuracy, Less Patient Frustration
Product: Harris CS and VA Tests for M&S Smart System
Top Line: M&S Technologies is expanding the already comprehensive features of its Smart System with the addition of the Harris CS and VA tests.
Close Up: The Harris Contrast Sensitivity and Visual Acuity tests are designed to achieve threshold visual acuity and contrast sensitivity faster than conventional tests. Developed at the request of Paul A. Harris, OD, a noted optometrist, researcher and teacher, this protocol begins at the edge of Visual Acuity and Contrast Sensitivity Function and arrives at norm twice as quickly as top-down algorithms.
Vital Stats: Rather than taking up valuable time with "easy" targets, the Harris tests start below threshold and quickly work up. The result is faster test times, greater accuracy, and less patient frustration.
www.mstech-eyes.com; (847) 763-0500
Modernizing Medicine’s EMR Adds Eyemaginations 3D Animation
Top Line: Modernizing Medicine, Inc., the creator of the Electronic Medical Assistant, a cloud-based, specialty-specific electronic medical record system, has partnered with Eyemaginations, Inc. to advance the doctor-patient dialogue with intuitive, interactive software for patient education and practice development.
Close Up: The 3D animated videos in Eyemaginations Echo system enhance EMA Ophthalmology to explain diagnoses and treatments to patients in a clear and effective manner, while helping to optimize office visits and practice efficiency. EMA Ophthalmology can be accessed through a native iPad application or any computer with Internet capabilities and is pre-coded with medical knowledge. Built with an adaptive learning engine that remembers individual physician preferences, EMA Ophthalmology enables physicians to complete documentation in real time.
Vital Stats: Echo will plug directly into EMA Ophthalmology, using the diagnosis code (ICD-9 or CPT) from the patient encounter to automatically queue up relevant content for that patient. Echo features short, informative visual presentations for chair-side explanation. Doctors can draw on the screen to highlight important elements of the anatomy and to reinforce their message.
www.modmed.com, (561) 880-2998;
www.eyemaginations.com, (877) 321-5481
TOOLS / SUPPLIES
Hand Magnifier Features Comfortable Grip for Arthritics
Product: Optical Ground and Polished Glass Lens Hand Magnifier
Top Line: The Task-Vision 311 magnifier series features a coated glass lens to provide sharpness over entire field of view and prevent image distortion. The chrome extra wide rim prevents the lens from being scratched when placed on a flat surface. Designed with arthritis patients in mind, the ergonomic EZ grip handle is comfortable to hold.
Close Up: Handsome, redesigned simple hand magnifier is a benefit for those with low vision. Provides close-up, detailed viewing. Used for reading or inspection by professionals.
www.techopticsinternational.com; (800) 678-4277
- Coated glass lens
- Sharpness over entire field of view prevents distortion
- Extra wide rim protects lens
- Ergonomic EZ grip handle
- Can be used for reading, close-up inspection of fine details
- Available in 2”, 2.5”, 3”, 3.5”, 4”, 4.5”, 5” glass lens and associated powers
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