SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT
PFO Global Launches Non-Contact Laser Tracer
Top Line: PFO Global is launching eyeX3, the optical industry's first non-contact laser tracer. The eyeX3 uses laser scanning measurement technology to trace frame shapes, lenses, frame bevel, and lens groove to exact specifications.
Close Up: PFO Global has re-thought the application and process of actual frame measurements to lens production. Whether it is tracing frames or lenses, eyeX3 laser scanning system captures one scan at a time, analyzes the ensemble of all scans, and returns high resolution 3D geometry of the frame. The eyeX3 touchscreen interface, compact closed system (~20 lbs.), data storage capabilities, and cloud-based file sharing for remote trace submissions (which eliminates frame shipments) creates greater efficiencies and saves money in logistic costs.
"The eyeX3 is a solid investment for the optical industry," said Charles Posternack, MD, PFO Global's chairman of the board. "Having accurate and complete data reduces turn-around time for jobs, and by using PFO lab network, optometrists can increase their margins by 50 percent on purchasing PFO Global's advanced lenses and complete eyewear."
www.pfoglobal.com; (866) 99OPTIX; (866) 996-7849
- Quarterly automated calibration verification
- Developed and built in the U.S.
- If the eyeX3 requires service, PFO Global will provide a loaner unit so customers do not suffer down time.
- Works with all frame types: metal, plastic, rimless, drilled rimless and semi-rimless.
- Available for purchase or lease.
My Vision Express DrFirst Partnership Provides E-Prescribing
Product: The My Vision Express electronic health record (EHR) and practice management system for eyecare professionals now integrates Rcopia e-prescribing through a partnership with DrFirst.
Top Line: With the integration of Rcopia e-prescribing, ECPs using My Vision Express will be able to access comprehensive clinical information for each patient, and easily and securely submit electronic prescriptions within the My Vision Express workflow to retail or mail-order pharmacies. “My Vision Express is proud to partner with an established leader such as DrFirst to bring the most innovative and cutting-edge functionality to our customers,” said Vipul Katyal, president of My Vision Express.
Close Up: Accessible patient information includes drug and allergy interactions, available prescribing histories and formulary information. All the resulting prescribing data is instantly captured within the application. "My Vision Express is dedicated to providing software solutions that improve and optimize the provider workflow,” said G. Cameron Deemer, president of DrFirst. “Integrating Rcopia into My Vision Express delivers a seamless and efficient workflow that will both improve prescribing efficiency and patient safety.”
Vital Stats: My Vision Express EHR and practice management software is designed exclusively for eyecare and is ONC-ACB Certified 2014 Edition Complete EHR, so eligible providers can attest for Meaningful Use Stages 1 and 2. Multiple licensing options are available with My Vision Express, from single computer users to multiple computer users across multiple locations, and it is available as both cloud-based and local server solutions. DrFirst pioneers technology solutions that inform the doctor-patient point of encounter, optimizing provider access to patient information, enhancing the doctor’s clinical view of the patient, and improving care delivery and clinical outcomes.
TOOLS / SUPPLIES
Eschenbach Offers Improved Crystal XL Video Magnifier
Product: Crystal XL2
Top Line: Eschenbach and Ash Technologies have updated their Crystal XL (version 2) video magnifier by adding new features and lowering its price by over 20 percent.
Close Up: The new 4.3" TFT LCD screen is further enhanced with an anti-glare coating and an even wider range of magnification is available—from 1.5x to 14x. In addition, the updated Crystal XL has an automatic shut-off feature to extend the Li-ion battery life to up to four hours and the product can now save and recall 100 images that can now be downloaded to a PC via a micro USB connector.
Vital Stats: The Crystal XL2 has four viewing modes and is illuminated by two LEDs. The illumination can be adjusted by selecting from one of three brightness settings—100 percent, 75 percent and 50 percent. The LEDs can also be turned off completely which eliminates “hot spots” from showing up when looking at a cell phone or other shiny surface. A flip-out stand allows the product to be used comfortably for reading over longer periods of time such as when reading a newspaper or magazine. It also allows the product to be used for writing.
Click here to watch a demonstration of the Crystal XL.
www.eschenbach.com; (800) 487-5389
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