Coronavirus BRIEFING

COVID-19 Crisis Response Tactics: DAC Technologies, Kasperek USA Optical

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VM brings you the latest information from optical companies and organizations responding to the coronavirus. DAC Technologies is joining the fight against COVID-19 with the release of the DAC UV-Sanitizer, a tabletop unit that uses UV-C technology to kill more than 99.9 percent of viruses, bacteria and bacterial spores in 55 seconds, according to DAC. The safe, easy-to-use, one-button-operation unit sanitizes eyeglasses, frames, sunglasses, mobile phones, tablets, masks, keys, pens, as well as dispensing tools like pliers, screwdrivers and more.

"Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, DAC Technologies is focused more than ever on bringing the very best products and solutions to our customers, while helping them to adapt to the changing and challenging business environment,” said company president Joe Ciochetto. “We often manufacture these solutions ourselves, however, if there is a product already available, we choose to partner with a reputable manufacturer to leverage the existing solution.

"That is the case of our new line of PPE products and especially the DAC UV-Sanitizer. We identified a need in our industry for a reliable and proven technology to address specific sterilization needs. With the safety and certifications required for such a product, and because it performs such a critical function, we thought it best not to rush development of a completely new and untested product. We decided to partner with a leading manufacturer of germicidal UV technology that has our confidence in regard to safety and effectiveness," Ciochetto said.

Ciochetto added that the DAC UV-Sanitizer has been used in over 700 hospitals nationwide for several years and tested for disinfection effectiveness in an FDA-approved facility.

Now that wearing protective masks has become as normal as wearing pants, fogged lenses have become a common problem. To remedy the problem, Kasperek USA Optical, a family-owned eyewear distributor based in Romulus, Mich. is offering Clarify, a proprietary anti-fog solution. The product, which is formulated and manufactured in Ohio, has been a trusted brand for first responders, safety professionals, and the military for many years, Kasperek said.