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March 30, 2017
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SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT

New Coburn Huvitz Lensmeter

WEB TECH

PEN’s Online Education Portal

TOOLS / SUPPLIES

Phantom’s ‘No Slip’ Blocking Pads

SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT

Coburn Technologies Intros Huvitz Lensmeter


Product: Huvitz Lensmeter HLM-1
Top Line: Coburn Technologies is introducing a new lensmeter with Wavefront Analysis Technology, the HLM-1, manufactured by Huvitz. This was created to provide fast and accurate measurements on a cost-effective platform.
Close Up:
• Hartmann Sensor Wavefront Analysis Technology with more measurement points than previous generations.
• Expanded prism measurement range up to 20Δ measuring from all directions of BU, BD, BI, BO.
• Wide range for measuring small or large (blank) lenses from diameters of ⌀15mm to ⌀120mm.
• Easily measures darkly-tinted or mirrored sunglasses by automatically amplifying the amount of light and calculating its refractive power without any manual configurations.
• Meets or exceeds the Medical Equipment Certificate, Class B standard
• Slim and compact design make it perfect for small spaces
• Auto lens recognition including single vision and progressive lenses
• Improved progressive (multifocal) lens measurement makes measuring fast and easy by simply moving the target and following the guides on the screen
• Bright and user-friendly user interface makes following each step stress-free
• 5.7” color and high resolution LCD screen features an anti-glare and hard coating produces sharp images and a scratch resistant screen.
• Enhanced camera performance provides faster responses when measuring refractive power and improved lens detection
• High speed (processing speed per frame: 65ms) with more frames per second (15FPS)
• Newly designed nose cone and lens support allows the user to measure smaller frame styles with ease
Vital Stats: Coburn is the exclusive distributor of Huvitz Co., Ltd, one of the largest manufacturers of digital refraction and diagnostics equipment worldwide, in the U.S. market.
www.CoburnTechnologies.com; (800) COBURN1 (800)-262-8761

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WEB TECH

Primary Eyecare Network Launches Online Education Portal


Product: Primary Eyecare Network Portal
Top Line: The Primary Eyecare Network (PEN), a division of ABB Optical Group, announced the launch of a new online portal designed to provide eyecare practitioners and paraoptometric staff with on-demand webinars and continuing education classes.
Close Up: Available on PEN’s website, the portal features a variety of courses including certified classes that offer continuing education credits upon completion. The portal also offers users specific education tracks in subjects such as opticianry, compliance and human resources.
“We understand how difficult it can be for optometrists, opticians and office staff to fit continuing education courses into their busy schedules," said PEN senior director of operations, Matt Oliver. "Our new online education portal allows them to take classes when it's most convenient for them, whether that's at work, at home or on the road during a business trip."
Among the benefits of the online educational portal is that a user's course history is tracked in one convenient location, which can accessed at any time.
Vital Stats: The portal is open to PEN members and non-members alike. Courses are billed on a per-class basis. The cost is $15 per class for PEN members and $25 for non-members.
www.primaryeye.net; (800) 444-9230

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TOOLS / SUPPLIES

Phantom Research Releases ‘No Slip’ Blocking Pads


Product: OptiSafe Lens Blocking Pads
Top Line: Phantom Research Laboratories is releasing new OptiSafe lens blocking pads. The “no slip” pads offer excellent adhesion properties for all lens materials and slick coatings, such as uncoated and coated standard plastic, polycarbonate, high-index plastic and glass, according to Phantom Research.
Close Up: The adhesive system implemented in the OptiSafe Lens Blocking Pads provides the appropriate amount of adhesion to prevent slippage while edging lenses, yet the pads are easy to remove leaving no residue.
Vital Stats: Available in different sizes to fit metal and plastic blocks. An online PDF catalog is available at www.lenscoloring.com/support.htm.
www.phantomresearch.com; (800) 225-5559

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