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April 02, 2015
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SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT

EyeDNA’s Rimless Press

SOFTWARE

Acuitas ActiveEHR Get Drummond Certification

WEB TECH

B+L’s New Mobile App

SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT

EyeDNA Upgrades Rimless Press With New Features


Product: Rimless Press Version 2.0
Top Line: Dennis G. Zelazowski, inventor of the Chemistrie and Physics eyewear systems, grew frustrated with difficulty of mass producing rimless and clip-ons by manual means. Pliers are difficult to balance on frames and lenses, repeated hand compressions in the lab is fatiguing, and poor quality output results from these issues. In response, Zelazowski developed The Rimless Press, which reduces operator difficulty, product inconsistency, and spoilage during lens processing.
Close Up: The Rimless Press from EyeDNA is an electropneumatic device designed to compress rimless eyeglasses and clip-ons. It is intended for optical laboratories and retailers processing more than 10 rimless mounted spectacles per day. EyeDNA also recommends it for opticians who want the benefits of an “extra set of hands” when mounting rimless.
The device uses compressed air, valves, foot pedals, and adjustable speed and jaws. (A compressor can be supplemented and supplied.) Pressing down on the foot pedal initiates the jaws to begin to close. By releasing the pedal, the jaws begin to open until they are all the way open. The speed adjustment knobs are infinitely variable for ultimate control over the pressing motion. The Rimless Press includes two sets each of plano, staggered and multiple base curve jaws. The separation of the jaws in the closed position can be adjusted to enable precise fits compatible with more delicate lens materials. The pin locking mechanism enables the operator to rapidly switch the angle of each jaw to match the lens base curve.
The Rimless Press Version 2.0 features upgrades from the prior model, including lightweight aluminum construction, 12-position rotary jaws, and pin release mechanism. This new model enables the operator to easily set the separation distance of the jaw in the closed position, enabling mounting on more fragile lens materials.
Vital Stats: The heads should be replaced every 2,000 to 3,000 compressions. EyeDNA supplies the plastic tubing which carries the compressed air. A one-year warranty covers any manufacturer defects.
www.eye-dna.net; email: dz@eye-dna.com

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SOFTWARE

Ocuco’s Acuitas activEHR Receives Drummond Certified


Product: Acuitas activEHR 2.0
Top Line: Acuitas activEHR 2.0, a new Ocuco product being tailored specifically for the U.S. optometry market, has achieved Certification as a 2014 Edition Complete EHR. Certification has been granted by Drummond Group, an ONC-ATCB with whom the organization has worked since 2011. This is the latest step toward Ocuco’s objective to deliver a complete practice management/Certified EHR offering to the North American optometry market, the company said.
Close Up: Acuitas activEHR 2.0 will allow Eligible Professionals to meet all necessary obligations and qualify for stimulus funds as per current requirements for either Stage 1 or Stage 2 Meaningful Use, as directed by the ONC and CMS.
Certification of Acuitas activEHR 2.0 included use of the DrFirst e-Prescribing platform, as well as Secure Exchange Solutions (SES) technology to demonstrate compliance with all current Meaningful Use requirements. DrFirst provides necessary tools for electronic prescribing of medications and interaction with pharmacies across the U.S. Secure Exchange Solutions technology is used to share health information and facilitate secure communications between providers, as well as between doctor and patient by way of individualized Patient Portals.
Vital Stats: Ocuco anticipates that Acuitas activEHR 2.0 will become available to the North American market in the summer of 2015.
www.ocuco.com; +353-1-8226533


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WEB TECH

Bausch + Lomb Launches Mobile Fitting App for PureVision2 Multi-focal Contact Lenses for Presbyopia


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Product: PureVision2 Multi-Focal Fit Guide mobile application
Top Line: Bausch + Lomb is releasing the PureVision2 Multi-Focal Fit Guide mobile application in the U.S. The app is designed to help eyecare practitioners (ECPs) successfully fit patients into PureVision2 for Presbyopia contact lenses.
Close Up: According to B+L, fitting a multi-focal contact lens on a patient takes an average of 2.6 attempts. The new app was developed to help streamline the multi-focal fitting process for doctors by delivering a guide that is not only convenient and accessible, but helps reduce patient chair time and the need for follow-up visits.
“We find that ECPs generally do not use fitting guides and prefer to fit multi-focals through trial and error, but our research shows that doctors who use the fitting guide have a more successful first time fit, leading to happier patients and reduced chair time,” said Benjamin Chudner, OD, director, professionalsStrategy, Bausch + Lomb. “The new PureVision2 Multi-Focal Fit Guide has been created to provide a digital, easy-to-use option to help doctors successfully fit their patients. The app will also help to eliminate the need for doctors and their staff to spend time locating the printed guide, since the tools needed will be found on their smartphone or tablet.”
The interactive app enables ECPs to calculate the initial lens selection by directly entering the patient’s sphere and cylinder information, including add, based on the patient’s most recent refraction. Following evaluation of the performance of initial lens selection on the eye, the ECP will determine if further refinement is needed to improve distance or reading vision. A simple selection in the app will provide instantaneous feedback and an updated lens recommendation.
Doctors can also use the app to gain a better view of their practice by comparing against national results for patient satisfaction. When the doctor finalizes a patient’s prescription, they simply check whether or not the patient was satisfied. This will help the doctor understand the level of patient success with this lens compared to other patients nationally, B+L said.
PureVision2 for Presbyopia contact lenses are the latest multifocal innovation to be added to Bausch + Lomb’s portfolio of contact lenses. Featuring a next generation 3-Zone Progressive design, the lens is designed to improve near and intermediate vision while providing excellent distance clarity.
Vital Stats: The PureVision2 Multi-Focal Fit Guide app is free to download in the App Store and is compatible with all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices running iOS 6 or higher. The app will also be extended later this year to include Biotrue ONEday contact lenses for Presbyopia.
www.goodbyereaders.com; (800) 553-5340


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