Ophthalmic Lenses

Enhanced Multifocal Lenses

PixelOptics introduces the atLast! lens, which provides continuous intermediate vision in a multifocal lens. It utilizes a composite lens design to provide smooth vision from near up to five feet, with a soft jump between intermediate and distance.

The lens combines a power gradient with an embedded segment, resulting in four zones of visionnear, intermediate, far-intermediate and distance.
Call (540) 777-6550, or go to www.pixeloptics.com.  

Diagnostic Technology

Acuity Chart

The Acuity Pro, by Vision Science Software, is a digital acuity chart. The eye-care practitioner can refract patients in a fully lit room, and it randomizes letters and includes a speedy acuity function to ensure quality refraction. Also, practitioners may choose between red-green, Worth four-dot, Tumbling Es, and other tests.

The software package is available alone or with a monitor as an all-in-one system and includes customizable video and image libraries. Customizable image and video libraries are also included.
Call 1-877-228-4890, or go to www.acuitypro.com.  


Retinal Imaging Device

The P200C, by Optos, delivers ultra-widefield and high-resolution retinal images. Features include clinician-directed eye steering that allows the user to obtain images out to the ora serrata.

Optos has also launched a new version of retinal imaging software: V2 Vantage Dx. This new version includes Exact Disk Optic Nerve Enhancement, in which the software manipulates the image to ensure
its accuracy, and 3D Wrap, an interactive patient education tool that now allows clinicians to demonstrate the effects of refractive error on vision. Call 1-800-854-3039, or go to www.optos.com.  


The Reichert 7 Non-Contact Auto Tonometer includes a one-touch measurement system that allows the clinician to position the patient in front of the tonometer, press the touch screen and obtain an automatic measurement.

The Reichert 7s touch screen is full-color and uses an intuitive, icon-based operating system. Also, the system now incorporates a triple-measurement modethree successive measurements are taken during one sitting, reducing the need to reposition the patient.
Call (716) 686-4500, or go to www.reichert.com.


Color Vision Testing

The Color Vision Recorder, version four, has been released by Optical Diagnostics. This software program can be used to test, score and archive the Farnsworth panel D-15 test, Lanthony desaturated D-15 test and the Farnsworth-Munsell 100-hue test. Go to www.opticaldiagnostics.com.


Contact Lenses

Daily Disposable Lens

SofLens Daily Disposable lenses, by Bausch & Lomb, feature high-definition optics, an aspheric design that reduces spherical aberration over a range of powers, resulting in clear vision, even in low light. These lenses also feature ComfortMoist Technology, a combination of thin lens design and slow-releasing packaging solution that provides all-day comfort.

Made of hilafilcon B, the lenses have a 59% water content and come in a base curve of 8.6mm. The lens diameter is 14.2mm, and it is available in powers ranging from -9.00D to +6.50D in 0.25D steps (0.50D steps above -6.50D).
Call 1-800-828-9030 or go to www.bausch.com.  


Practice Management

EMR Software Upgrade

MaximEyes 6.1 practice management and electronic medical record (EMR) software is the newest version of the program. Now, practitioners can:

Submit regulatory-compliant e-prescriptions to pharmacies.

Use 3-D Precision Draw and illustrate areas of concern.

Create a playlist of videos from Eyemaginations 3D-Eye Office.

Download and import electronic remittance advice.

Associate EyeRoute images with patients exam records.

Utilize a built-in ordering interface.

Add PQRI scripts to a fee schedule.

Automatically export daily patient recall data to the Websystem2 Patient Communication Suite, which includes online newsletters, appointment reminders, recall letters, surveys and more. Call 1-800-920-1940, or go to www.first-insight.com.


Contact Lens Practice Program

The SynergEyes Enrichment Program, from SynergEyes, Inc., is a series of live lectures, interactive web training sessions and peer-to-peer roundtable discussions on a variety of contact lens practice management topics. These include contact lens profitability, practice positioning and effective patient marketing campaigns. For more information, call 1-877-733-2020, or go to www.synergeyes.com.

Low Vision

Low Vision Camera

The Acrobat LCD, by Enhanced Vision, is a camera positioned at the top of a 19-inch LCD monitor. The camera is detachable and may be rotated 340. Seven viewing modes are available, and the camera will automatically focus on the object being viewed. The camera will remember the chosen settings in each viewing mode, and it can magnify objects up to 65x. A dual keypad increases ease of access to controls. A remote control and carrying case are available. Call 1-888-811-3161, or go to www.enhancedvision.com.

Computer Viewing Software

ZoomWare, by Ai Squared, is a computer software package that allows the user to zoom in and enhance everything on the computer screen. The text may be zoomed up to twice its normal size, and a tint may be applied to all white areas of the screen. Or, all colors may be reversed to lessen glare. Other features include cursor enhancementsthe ability to add colored locator triangles above and below the cursor while in a text document, and pointer enhancementsthe ability to increase the size and change the color of the pointer. This allows users to relax, lessening eyestrain, backaches and neckaches, says the company. Call (802) 362-5398, or go to www.getzoomware.com.


Dolce & Gabbana by Luxottica

Luxottica introduces the new womens Patchwork frame by Dolce & Gabbana. This frame, DG 4033, is a 1960s-inspired oversized cellulose frame. Its temples include a D&G monogram logo treatment encrusted with Swarovski crystals.

This frame is available in size 61/15-130 and in black, tobacco, peacock green with pink/red arms, peacock green with burgundy brocade arms, peacock green with golden gauze arms and multicolor. Call 1-800-434-3800, or go to www.luxottica.com.


Escada by Viva International

Viva International presents a new womens frame by Escada Eyewear. Style VES 660V is a metal semi-rimless frame with acetate temples. Temple treatments include leather trim and a double E logo treatment.

VES 660V is available in size 54/17-135 and in color combinations shiny rose gold/dark Havana/light brown and shiny plum/tortoise.

Call 1-800-345-8482, or go to www.vivagroup.com.  

Ray-Ban by Luxottica

Luxottica announces two new versions of Ray-Bans unisex Wayfarer sunglass.

RB 2151 retains the Wayfarers original curves and styling, but includes an updated square shape.This acetate frame is available in sizes 49/21-150 and 52/21-150, and in colors black with crystal green or polarized green lenses, tortoise with crystal green or polarized green lenses, and red/black with crystal green lenses.

RB 3384 is a shield-shaped monel frame with zyl temples. This frame is offered in size 101/33-145 and in colors Arista (gold)/tortoise, shiny black/red, silver/white, gunmetal/black and matte black.

Call 1-800-434-3800, or go to www.luxottica.com.


Guess by Viva International

Viva International debuts the collection Safari Stripes, from Guess by Marciano Eyewear. This womens duo of metal frames feature an embossed zebra stripe pattern on the temples. The duo includes:

GU 1562, a semi-rimless, soft rectangular frame. It is available in size 50/17-135 and in colors black violet, brown olive and satin purple.

GU 1563, a full-rimmed oval frame. This style is available in size 66/22-130 and in colors satin black, satin brown and satin purple.

Call 1-800-345-8482, or go to www.vivagroup.com.  

Amy Sacks Eyewear

The Amy Sacks Eyewear collection has expanded its color offerings. Now, the full-rimmed, rectangular Masa frame, available in size 50/15-145, is offered in colors cherry, marine and tangerine, as well as moss and mahogany. This frame combines an acetate front with stained bamboo temples for a textured, natural effect. Call (503) 698-8566, or go to www.amysacks.com.

Vol. No: 145:11Issue: 11/15/2008