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July 24, 2014
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EXAMS / DISPENSING

Visual Acuity Added to Chart2020 Duo

WEB TECH

TVCI Launches UV Protection App

TOOLS / SUPPLIES

Mounting Adapter for Eschenbach Galilean Telescope
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EXAMS / DISPENSING

Konan Medical Releases Flex Visual Acuity on Chart2020 Duo iPad App


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Product:
Flex Visual Acuity for Chart2020 Duo iPad App
Top Line: Konan Medical has released a feature-rich Flex visual acuity app for ophthalmology, optometry, clinical trials and other medical uses on Apple iTunes for Retina display iPad devices as an add-in to its Chart2020 Duo app.
Close Up: The Flex visual acuity test allows clinicians to dynamically and instantly adjust visual acuity test parameters to test from 33 cm (14 inches) to 6 meters (20 feet). The test includes industry standard, Sloan specification literate, illiterate, and pediatric optotypes for western and 6 global languages. Flex is gesture-driven to simply and intuitively display acuity lines, single letters, and full charts including smart randomization and reverse contrast on retina display iPad devices.
The Chart2020 Duo app provides a framework for precise, iPad administered vision tests as well as the most advanced controller for distance visual acuity and ocular performance testing with the Windows application, Chart2020.
 “Flex marks a new chapter in our vision assessment products, bringing professional-grade visual acuity tests onto high resolution mobile devices such as Apple’s Retina display iPads,” said Charles Wm. Stewart, OD, Konan Medical USA CEO. “We have previewed Flex with ophthalmologists and optometrists for standard VA testing, out of office screenings, clinical trials, school nurses, and even with emergency rooms physicians to bring the vision tests to the patients. Flex is on-the-fly precision acuity testing at reading distances, computer distances or even full distance vision testing,” said Dr. Stewart.
Vital Stats: Konan’s Chart2020 professional-grade Flex visual acuity app is now available on the Chart2020 Duo app at the Apple iTunes store.
www.konanmedical.com; (949) 521-7730

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WEB TECH

The Vision Care Institute Launches App that Educates Patients About UV Protection for Their Eyes


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Product:
UV Protection App
Top Line: To help eyecare professionals educate patients about the causes and effects of UV exposure and steps they can take to help protect their eyes from harmful UV rays, The Vision Care Institute (TVCI), part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, has launched a new educational resource The Vision Care Institute UV Protection App.
Close Up: Practitioners and office staff can use this helpful resource during patient evaluations and follow-up communications to demonstrate:
  • Who needs protection
  • The cumulative effects of UV rays on the eyes
  • The impact of environmental exposure to the eyes throughout the day
  • Steps to take to help protect eyes from harmful UV radiation
“It is important we educate patients about the simple methods they should use to help protect their eyes and the eyes of their families all year-round,” said Sheila Hickson-Curran, BSc(Hons), MCOptom, FAAO, DipCCLR,  director, global strategic medical affairs, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care. “This new app can be a valuable teaching tool for practitioners to help patients understand why protecting their eyes is as important as protecting their skin.”
Vital Stats: The Vision Care Institute UV Protection App is free and was designed specifically for use with the iPad. It can be downloaded via the Apple App Store. It is not intended as, and does not constitute medical or optometric advice. It is only available in the U.S. App Store at this time.
www.thevisioncareinstitute.com

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TOOLS / SUPPLIES

Eschenbach Offers Mounting Adapter for its Galilean Telescope


Product:
Telescope Mounting Adapter
Top Line: The Telescope Mounting Adapter is designed to allow an Eschenbach Galilean telescope to be attached to a lens by an adhesive on the adapter so that no drilling is required. The adapter is threaded on the inside and will accommodate any of the Eschenbach Galilean telescopes: #1621, #1622-5, or #1623. (It is not recommended for use with Keplerian telescopes due to the weight of the Keplerian telescope.)
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. When mounting, the distance between the perspective point and the edge of the carrier glass may not be less than 11 mm at any point.
The mounting process is fairly straightforward, according to Eschenbach. 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. The 1673-02 package includes two Telescope Mounting Adapters as well as two replacement adhesive rings.
Vital Stats:
  • Outside width of ring: 22 mm
  • Inside circumference: 15 mm
  • Depth of ring: 8 mm
www.eschenbach.com; (800) 487-5389

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