EXAMS / DISPENSING
Essilor Updates Visioffice System
Product: Visioffice 2
Top Line: The unique, high definition Visioffice 2 dispensing platform allows eyecare professionals to provide their patients comprehensive vision care with a full range of accurate patient measurements, detailed and consumer-friendly patient education modules and access to exclusive Varilux lenses.
Close Up: Faster and more powerful, this HD imaging system leverages patented 3D patient measuring technology to deliver an accurate, precise and consistent way to prescribe and fit patients’ lenses. Since imaging is captured in full 720p resolution, patient images will be crisp, clear and easy to view, even in challenging light conditions.
"This tool will help eyecare professionals more easily and efficiently dispense lens designs for every patient’s specific, individual needs," said Carl Bracy, executive vice president of market & business development, Essilor of America.
Vital Stats: Visioffice 2 has been expanded by 18 inches to accommodate more patients and also features a new measurement option for Fitting Height Optimization to ensure natural and accurate fitting for every patient. The system offers consumer-friendly sales support and education modules that are easy to navigate and are displayed on a widescreen HD touch panel for better viewing. The frame styling module has been enhanced to allow patients to easily compare up to eight different styles using a drag-and-drop interface.
Alphaeon Launches TouchMD Interactive Patient Education Platform
Product: TouchMD ophthalmology practice development software
Top Line: Strathspey Crown Holdings LLC’s wholly owned subsidiary, Alphaeon Corporation, in partnership with Eyemaginations, is introducing the TouchMD interactive software platform to help ophthalmologists engage patients in the education process.
Close Up: Currently in use by more than 750 physicians in 10 countries, the TouchMD practice development platform helps practices better educate their patients on lifestyle health care procedures and treatments. With the TouchMD relationship, current Eyemaginations users will be able to upgrade their subscription to include the interactive capabilities TouchMD offers. “TouchMD is a huge step forward in modernizing the patient education experience,” said Alphaeon chief marketing officer Shareef Mahdavi. “Just as Eyemaginations digitized patient education over a decade ago, this collaboration will take the patient experience to a new level, turning what was a passive encounter into active engagement.”
Vital Stats: Alphaeon is a lifestyle health care company committed to partnering with board-certified physicians to develop and bring to market technologies and services that promote patient wellness, beauty and performance. Eyemaginations is a health care media company with in-depth experience with animation, design and software, enabling it to create integrated systems that provide clear and concise education solutions for customers. TouchMD CEO Kary Smith said, “It's exciting to bring Eyemaginations, the leader in patient education software, together with TouchMD, the state-of-the-art consultation and marketing software, so that ophthalmologists can run more profitable practices and have more satisfied patients.”
www.touchmd.com; (435) 867-0077
TOOLS / SUPPLIES
Eschenbach’s New Telescope Mounting Adapter With Adhesive Ring Eliminates Need for Drilling
Product: Telescope Mounting Adapter (#1627-03)
Top Line: Eschenbach’s new Telescope Mounting Adapter (#1627-03) allows select monocular telescopes to be mounted to eyewear without drilling into the lens. The Adapter is threaded on the inside and will accommodate any of the Eschenbach’s Galilean monocular telescopes—#1621, #1622-5, or #1623. It features a strong adhesive ring that affixes to the lens surface and it includes thin foam layer between the adapter and the adhesive ring to allow it to make a secure seal.
Close Up: The Telescope Mounting Adapter is suitable for single-vision spectacle lenses with a front plano base curve of up to +12.00 diopters. The mounting process is fairly straight forward: mark the front of the lens where you want the telescope mounted, copy the mark on the back of the lens, thoroughly clean the front side of the lens, screw the telescope into the Adapter, remove the protective paper over the adhesive ring on the Adapter and then affix the Adapter with telescope onto the outside of the lens.
Vital Stats: The 1673-02 package includes two Telescope Mounting Adapters as well as two replacement adhesive rings.
www.eschenbach.com; (800) 487-5389
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