Photochromic Lenses for Driving
Super Systems Optical Technologies now offers the new DriveWear lens in its list of lenses that can be processed on the Fast Grind system. Powered by Transitions and NuPolar, DriveWear lenses are the first and only photochromic lenses to darken behind the windshield of a vehicle, with the ability to react to visible light as well as to UV light, according to the manufacturer.
Fast Grind is the world's smallest lens surfacing system that enables a small dispensary to economically produce progressives and other lens designs in-office, according to the manufacturer. Call (800) 543-7376 or visit www.fastgrind.com.
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Protect Eyes and Ears
FullPro Protective Gear offers SoundVision Eye Protection, which the company designed for anyone who needs to wear eye protection with earmuffs or headsets. FullPro says that regular safety glasses have arms that break muff seals, causing pressure points against the skull and reducing protection by 3 to 7 decibels.
SOUNDVISION ALLOWS WEARERS TO PROTECT THEIR EYES WITHOUT SACRIFICING EAR PROTECTION.
SoundVision attaches to the outer surface of earmuffs using a Velcro-like strap that's compatible with most popular brands of earmuffs and headsets, according to the company.
SoundVision is currently used in environments such as shooting ranges, workshops, garages, factories, cockpits and tarmacs as well as around loud yard equipment. The company offers a 30-day money back guarantee. Call (888) 873-8557 or visit www.fullpro.com.
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Wilson Ophthalmic now offers the Adeno Detector, an in-office test for viral conjunctivitis. The company says the results are highly accurate and ready in just 10 minutes, eliminating the cost of an outside lab.
The test allows practitioners to identify contagious people to protect family members and other patients and to determine whether affected patients should return to work or school, according to Wilson. The Adeno Detector is a one-step test with no reagents needed. Reimbursement information is also available. Call (800) 222-2020 or visit www.wilsonophthalmic.com.
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Upgradeable Video Magnifier
Eschenbach Optik now offers the SmartView XTend, a new video magnifier that is software upgradeable. Eschenbach says it gives patients the option to initially purchase a basic unit and then upgrade to a level that offers additional features using a software key, without having to buy a whole new unit.
ESCHENBACH'S SMARTVIEW XTEND CAN BE UPGRADED WITHOUT PURCHASING A NEW UNIT.
SmartView is available in four models that offer an increasing number of features. Each model comes complete with a built-in, adjustable flat screen monitor that provides magnification from 3× to 68× depending on the size of the monitor used. Call (800) 487-5389 or visit www.eschenbach.com.
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Digital Sign for Patient Education
VisionScience Software offers Eye Central News (ECN), which the company describes as a reception area digital sign designed to enhance patient education and to promote a practice's services and products.
ECN offers the latest information on eye care, eye wear and an individual practice's services, as well as real-time news from UPI and Accu-Weather updates.
Practitioners can choose from a variety of "skins" for backgrounds or can have one custom-designed. They can also choose to add other news content features such as stock and sport tickers as well as direct video feeds. Practices that have patient education programs such as Ocutouch and EyeMaginations can also add these programs to the ECN content.
The content of ECN can also be loaded onto the Acuity Pro computer eye chart program. The ECN content can run while Acuity Pro is idle to allow patient education directly in the chair, according to the company.
ECN also features a portal Web site, www.eyecentralnews.com, that contains links to all products featured at the practice as well as links to service organizations. Call (877) 228-4890 or visit www.visionsciencesoftware.com.
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Contact Lens Spectrum, Issue: June 2007