AMD Risk Assessor
The MacuScope, by MacuChek, tracks pigment density changes in the macula to identify patients at risk for age-related macular degeneration. The device uses flicker photometry to measure the density of macular pigment and quantify the patients pigment levels. The non-invasive exam can produce and analyze results in less than five minutes. Call 1-800-404-4170, or go to www.macuscope.com.
BIO and Adjustable Frame
The Sigma 150 Spectacle
The 4 Mirror High Mag Gonio Lens, by Volk Optical, features up to 1.5x magnification and uses four mirrors at a 64-degree angle for a 360-degree view of the anterior chamber. This glass lens does not require an interface solution, and its handle may be adjusted to create a straight or angled grip. Call 1-800-345-8655, or go to www.volk.com.
Lens Pattern/Contour Tracer
Opera Scan, by AIT Industries, scans lens patterns and contours to determine drilling coordinates. This device can act as a tracer by scanning the lens to capture 3-D trace-and-drill point data, or it can function as a database for storage of lens data and coordinates. The Opera Scan is designed for use with the Opera Drill system, but it can also be used with any lab management software system that supports VCA Standards of Communication. Call 1-800-729-1959, or go to www.aitindustries.com.
Definity Short, by Essilor of America, Inc., are digitally surfaced, short-corridor progressive addition lenses. The lenses feature Dual Add, a patented dual-surface offset design that splits the add power over both sides of the lens. They also feature Essilors patented Ground View Advantage, which reduces the near add power for clearer vision while looking down.
Definity Short are offered as CR-39 lenses, polycarbonate lenses, high index 1.60 lenses or Thin&Lite 1.67 lenses. They are available in powers of -12.00D to +10.00D, up to -4.00D cylinder, and add powers of +1.00D to +3.50D and +4.00D. Call 1-800-377-4567, or go to www.definity.com or www.essilorusa.com.
Photochromic Progressive Lenses
Outlook progressive addition lenses, by Vision-Ease, are now available as part of its Life Rx photochromic line. The Outlook LifeRx polycarbonate lenses are available in powers of -9.00D to +6.25D, with add powers of +0.75D to +3.50D, and are available in gray or brown. Call 1-800-328-3449, or go to www.vision-ease.com.
The LED Pocket Magnifier, by Gulden Ophthalmics, features 5x magnification and a retractable one-inch magnifying lens. A switch on the side of the magnifier operates the enclosed LEDs. It functions for up to 100 hours on one set of batteries, the company says. The magnifiers are available in a variety of colors, or with a logo imprint. Call (215) 884-8105, or go to www.guldenophthalmics.com.
Fortifeye, a new line of dietary ocular supplements from Fortify Vitamins, Inc., includes Fortifeye Complete, Fortifeye Macular Defense and Fortifeye Dry Eye Therapy. The key ingredient in each of these is resveratrol, which is found in grapes and peanuts, but each supplement consists of a blend of vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids, the company says. Fortifeye Complete is designed as a whole-body supplement, while Fortifeye Macular Defense is aimed specifically at the macula. Fortifeye Dry Eye Therapy contains a mix of fish oils and gamma linolenic acids. Call 1-800-660-4393, or go to www.fortifeye.com.
Custom Microfiber Cleaning Cloths
XTremeVue microfiber cloths, by OptiSource, can be custom-printed with an image, practice logo and/or contact information. Stock images are also available for modification. The heavyweight cloths are machine-washable and available in several colors. Call 1-800-678-4768, or go to www.1-800-optisource.com.
The course Give Your Patients What They Really Want and the accompanying skills workshop and review module, from Transitions Optical, Inc., provides tools and tips for offering premium lenses to patients. The ABO-accredited course discusses anti-reflective (AR) coatings, progressive lenses and second-pair sales, while the skills workshop focuses on photochromic lenses. The course is also available in a condensed, unaccredited Quick Review form through Transitions Opticals associated labs. Call 1-800-848-1506, or go to www.transitions.com.
What"s New on the Web
The Contact Lens and Cornea Section (CLCS) of the American Optometric Association (AOA) now offers free online continuing education to all optometrists. The Web site currently features two one-hour modules: Drop-Kicking Contact Lens Dropouts, which discusses dry eye diagnosis and management, and Challenges and Rewards of Presbyopia Management, which presents techniques to dispense multifocal lenses. The site features streaming video in an interactive format. Go to http://istory.visualeyes.com/aoa_ce.
Fendi by Marchon
Marchon introduces a new womens sunwear collection by Fendi. It includes:
FS388, an oversized wraparound plastic frame that features a large Fendi logo treatment on each temple. This frame is available in size 66/14-110 and in colors black with gray lenses, white with gray gradient lenses, dark
FS436R, a modified rectangular plastic frame that features the interlocking double F logo set with crystals along the length of each temple. This style is available in size 59/18-130 and colors black with gray gradient lenses, pearl with brown gradient lenses and brown
FS432, an oversized rimless shield-shaped plastic frame that features the signature B buckle as a temple treatment. The double F is set in gold metalwork on the buckle detail. This frame is available in size 78/20-120 and in colors white with gray lenses, biscuit (beige) with brown lenses and black with gray lenses.
FS408, an oversized oval frame that features an open logo plaque with the double F set in each temple. It is available in size 65/15-125 and colors black with gray lenses, burnt brown with brown gradient lenses,
FS395ML, a textured zyl aviator that features a double-bar bridge, leather temple treatments with contrasting stitching and the Fendi logo on the temple tips. This style is available in size 65/14-125 and in colors black with gray lenses, blonde
FS434M, a metal aviator that features a double-bar bridge, slender temples and an engraved double F on the lenses. This frame is available in size 72/13-120 and in colors black with gray flash lenses, gunmetal with gray lenses and dark gray with flash bronze lenses.
Call 1-800-645-1300, or go to www.marchon.com.
Each wraparound plastic frame in the Core Collection features integral hinges and removable side shields to protect against glare, wind and dust. These frames are available in colors black, shiny tortoise and silver, and in lens tints gray, amber, vermillion, sunrise, blue mirror and green mirror. This line includes Frigate, in size 57/20-120, and Osprey, in size 55/20-120.
Each frame in the Shore Collection is rimless and features adjustable silicone nose pads, lightweight co-injected temples and three-barrel stainless steel hinges. Each is available in colors gunmetal with gray, amber or blue-mirror lenses, and copper with gray or amber lenses. This grouping includes Lightfoot, a square frame in size 63/17-125; Flycatcher, a modified rectangular frame in size 58/17-125; and Ghost, a modified oval frame in size 56/17-125.
Call 1-800-447-3700, or go to www.costadelmar.com.
Base Curve Eyewear, a division of R.E.M. Eyewear, introduces a new womens collection by Carolina Herrera. This collection includes:
H111, a pillow-shaped metal ophthalmic frame that features multicolored woven zyl temple tips. This frame is available in size 55/18-135 and in colors
H717, a tear drop-shaped metal aviator that features detailing on both the temples and the bridge. This frame is available in size 65/11-125 and in colors chocolate brown with brown lenses, currant with gray lenses, dark gunmetal with gray lenses and gold with brown gradient lenses.
H718, an oversized oval metal sunglass frame that features a temple treatment of Swarovski crystal. This frame is available in size 64/14-125 and in colors chocolate brown with gray lenses, dark gunmetal with gray lenses, shiny gold with brown lenses and shiny silver with gray lenses.
H719, an oversized modified pillow-shaped metal sunglass frame that features open end pieces and sculpted zyl temples. This frame is available in size 60/16-130 and in colors brown with brown flash lenses, chocolate with brown gradient lenses, currant with gray lenses and gunmetal with gray lenses.
H721, a modified round sunglass frame that features high temples with laser engraving and epoxy details. This frame is available in size 54/20-130 and in color combinations black/cream horn with gray lenses, bronze/horn with brown gradient lenses, cream horn with brown gradient lenses and tortoise/horn with brown gradient lenses.
Call 1-877-777-9677, or go to www.basecurveeyewear.com.
Candies Eyes by Viva International
Viva Internationals Butterfly Beauty, a new group of womens frames by Candies Eyes, includes two double-laminate plastic frames that feature the Candies logo on the temple and laser-etched butterflies on the temple tips. Each frame also includes spring hinges.
C Chrissy, a modified oval frame, is offered in size 49/17-135 and in colors black, black crystal, red, tortoise and brown.
C Alyssa, a modified rectangular frame, comes in size 49/18-135 and in colors black crystal, brown and purple.
Call 1-800-345-8482, or go to www.vivainternational.com.
Magic Clip by Viva International
Viva Internationals new sparkling metal group, Ice is Nice, by Magic Clip, includes three metal frames for women. Each features a crystal temple treatment and polarized magnetic sun lens clips with additional crystal detailing.
The group consists of:
M 347, a modified rectangular frame that is available in size 52/19-137 and in colors black, darkest green and satin brown.
M 348, a pillow-shaped frame that comes in size 49/19-137 and in colors black, mauve and satin brown.
M 349, a modern oval frame that is offered in size 53/19-137 and in colors black, burgundy and satin brown.
Call 1-800-345-8482, or go to www.vivainternational.com.
Puma by Luxottica
Luxottica introduces a new unisex line of sunwear by Puma. This collection includes:
Mystify, a one-piece aluminum wraparound frame that features the Puma logo on the temple. It comes in size 99/99-125 and in colors black with gray lenses, light brown with brown lenses and silver with gray lenses.
Atmosphere, a wraparound triple-laminate acetate frame that features the Puma logo embedded in silver on the temples. This frame is available in size 64/16-120 and in colors black with gray lenses, brown with brown lenses, black with green lenses and burgundy shine with blue-gray lenses.
Paso Roble, a modified metal aviator that features a striped temple treatment. It comes in size 62/12-125 and in colors black with gray lenses, light brown with brown lenses, purple shine with purple/brown gradient lenses and silver with gray lenses.
Kinross, an oversized metal wraparound frame that features openwork temples engraved with the Puma logo. It comes in size 63/16-125 and in colors black with gray lenses, purple shine with burgundy gradient lenses and light brown with brown gradient lenses.
Kelvingrove, a wraparound metal frame that features a contrasting Puma logo cut into the temples. It is available in size 63/16-120 and in colors black with gray lenses, light blue with blue/green gradient lenses, gray shine with gray gradient lenses and light brown with brown lenses.
Call 1-800-434-3800, or go to www.luxottica.com.