The Orion, by Nidek, Inc., recently received FDA approval. It is a fully-automated, non-mydriatic fundus camera that takes several images of the patients retina and uses an Ethernet hookup to send images to a networked laptop for review.
The Orion features a voice synthesizer that prompts the patient through the imaging process. This allows for technician-free operation, the company says. Call 1-800-223-9044, or go to www.usa.nidek.com.
The Advantage Tilt Chair, by Reichert, Inc., features a sealed hydraulic system and ergonomic design. Its control panel includes a stop switch for traditional positioning, as well as a release switch to control the hydraulic system. The chair can rotate 350. Call (716) 686-4500, or go to www.reichert.com.
Practice Management Guide
222 Secrets of Hiring, Managing, and Retaining Great Employees in Healthcare Practices, by Bob Levoy, O.D., provides a how-to guide to recruit, interview, train, motivate and retain employees in a health-care setting.
This book is available through Jones and Bartlett Publishers. Call 1-800-832-0034, or go to www.healthadmin.jbpub.com.
The GermControl Touch-less Hand Sanitizing Unit, by Gulden Ophthalmics, uses an infrared sensor as a trigger to dispense its companion product, GermStar Instant Hand Sanitizing Solution, also by Gulden. The battery-operated dispenser may be mounted on a wall and features a gravity-based dispensing mechanism. The touch-less design lessens the risk of cross-contamination, the company says.
The GermStar sanitizing solution is self evaporative and comes in pre-measured packets.
Call (215) 884-8105, or go to www.guldenophthalmics.com.
What"s New on the Web
Healthy InSights Informativo, by Transitions Optical, is an electronic newsletter with information about the Hispanic patient population. This newsletter aims to present practitioners with tools to better serve their Hispanic patients. The first issue of the newsletter explains the value of multilingual interaction and provides customizable Spanish language tools. This e-newsletter joins Transitions Opticals Spanish-language Web site, www.yonosabiaeso.com. Register to receive Healthy InSights Informativo at www.transitions.com/professionals.
Fendi by Marchon
Marchon introduces a new womens collection of ophthalmic frames by Fendi. This collection includes:
F684R, a zyl full-rimmed modified rectangular frame that features crystal accents and an engraved lace-like temple treatment. The end pieces also feature the Fendi double F. This frame is available in size 51/14-135 and in colors ebony and brown.
F708, a plastic bowtie-shaped frame with a belt buckle temple treatment. This frame is available in sizes 51/17-135 and 53/17-135, and in colors shiny black, shiny biscuit, milky white, dark brown and antique black.
F700, a metal full-rimmed rectangular frame that features a double F logo temple treatment. This frame is available in sizes 51/17-135 and 53/17-135, and in colors black, brown, pink, gold and light bronze.
F690, a Monel full-rimmed rectangular frame that features the Fendi signature logo at the left temple. This frame is available in sizes 52/27-130 and 54/17-130, and in colors black, silver, light bronze, brown and rose.
Call 1-800-645-1300, or go to www.marchon.com.
Brooks Brothers by Luxottica
Luxottica introduces a new retro-inspired sunwear collection by Brooks Brothers. It includes:
435 ST, a unisex titanium wide rectangular aviator frame. It is available in size 63/17-125 and in colors shiny black, purple and satin nickel with gray fade lenses and in dark brown with brown fade lenses.
436 ST, a mens titanium wide rectangular aviator frame that comes in size 59/16-135 and in colors matte black with silver-flash gray lenses, khaki green/brown with gold-flash brown fade lenses, and dark matte brown with gold-flash brown fade lenses.
BB 683S, a mens plastic rectangular frame that is offered in size 55/17-135 and in colors black with gray lenses, light brown with brown fade lenses, horn/gray with gray lenses and gray horn with gray fade lenses.
BB 685S, a mens plastic rectangular frame that is available in size 57/20-125 and in colors black with gray lenses, moss with brown lenses, brown with brown fade lenses and cordovan (burgundy) with brown lenses.
Call 1-800-434-3800, or go to www.luxottica.com.
The Viva Collection by Viva International
Viva International introduces a grouping of mens ophthalmic metal frames for the Viva Collection: The Firm. Each frame in this group features V-LOCK technology and smooth temple treatments. This grouping includes:
VL VI2013, a square frame that is offered in size 50/17-140 and in colors antique brown and pewter.
VL VI2014, a modified rectangular frame that is available in size 53/17-140 and in colors satin brown, graphite and silver.
VL VI2015, an angular rectangle frame that comes in size 50/17-145 and in colors satin brown, graphite and silver.
Viva International also introduces a group of womens ophthalmic metal frames for the Viva Collection: Objects of Affection. This group also includes V-LOCK technology, and each frame features a temple treatment of molded circles.
VL VI2010, a modified rectangular frame that is available in size 51/17-135 and in colors burgundy, pink and satin brown.
VL VI2011, a narrow rectangular frame that comes in size 50/18-135 and in colors gray, mauve and satin brown.
VL VI2012, a soft modified oval frame that is offered in size 52/17-135 and in colors gold, pink and satin brown.
Call 1-800-345-8482, or go to www.vivainternational.com.