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Article Date: 3/1/2012

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what’s new FOR YOUR PATIENTS AND PRACTICE

what’s new FOR YOUR PATIENTS AND PRACTICE

Tracer

■ The LT-980 (HC) Tracer, from Santinelli International, features high-curve (HC) frame trace capability and uses a variable fulcrum stylus, which keeps the axis angle perpendicular to the frame at any height, the company says. The device’s software then calculates the effect that the curve has with regard to size, reproducing digitized frame data. Also, decreased stylus pressure eliminates the potential for distortion on thin and flexible frames. Further, the horizontal, vertical and rotational assemblies, which control and guide the stylus, are totally gear-driven, so the device’s stylus turet is protected from harmful debris. Finally, upon closing, the upper and lower frame sliders interlock, protecting the tracer’s mechanical core, so you’ll experience trouble-free operation, the company says.

The LT-980 Tracer uses a variable fulcrum stylus, which keeps the axis angle perpendicular to the frame at any height.

Santinelli International
Phone: (800) 644-3343
Web: www.santinelli.com

Women’s frames

■ The Dea line, from Fatheadz Eyewear, is a line of oversized sunglasses and prescription eyewear for women. Examples of styles: Dream, a soft rectangle shape, Oona, a hard rectangle shape and Icon, a large soft rectangle shape. The eyewear provides impact resistance and polarized lenses to decrease glare, the company says. In addition, all optical frames are sold with a hard-shell case, and sunglasses are sold with a microfiber cleaning cloth and storage bag.

The Icon, from the Dea Line, is an oversized sun style that is reminiscent of something the late Jackie Kennedy Onassis might have worn.

Fatheadz Eyewear
Phone: (888) 383-1199
www.deaeyewear.com

Combination lab device

■ Mr. Orange, from Essilor Instruments USA, is a tracing, blocking and edging device that can tackle rimless and high wrap-around frames and drilling jobs. It can manage high curves up to base 9; its edging, grooving and drilling tools can incline up to 30°; and it enables the determination of the best lens level profile for each frame/lens combination depending on lens thickness. Also, the device virtually eliminates slippage and crazing despite material, shape or finish; and it can manage shape and drill point databases, the company says.

Mr. Orange enables the determination of the best lens level profile for each frame/lens combination depending on lens thickness.

Essilor Instruments USA
Phone: (855) EZ-FINISH
Web: www.essilorinstrumentsusa.com

Artificial tears

■ Refresh Optive Advanced, from Allergan, is an over-the-counter lipid-enhanced tear that has the low blur and comfort of an aqueous tear for patients who have dry eye symptoms, the company says. The product reinforces the lipid layer, hydrates and increases volume to the aqueous layer, and it provides lubrication and protection to the mucin layer, Allergan says. The tear also affords osmo-protection to the corneal epithelial cells from excessive salt levels. Finally, the formulation does not separate, so the patient does not have to shake it prior to use, the company says.

Allergan, Inc.
Phone: (800) 433-8871
Web: www.refreshbrand.com

product notes
Safilo Group has announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the Polaroid Eyewear business from StyleMark.

ProFit Optix has rebranded itself as PFO Global to show the company offers more than free-form lenses, such as mobile dispensing equipment, PFO Global’s President and CEO, Rudolf Suter says.

Safigel has added the following powers to its Safigel1 day daily disposable contact lenses: -8.50D, -9.00D, -9.50D and -10.00D. Previously, the daily disposable Hyaluronate-gel lenses were offered up to -8.00D. The new powers are available in both 30 packs and 90 packs.


Optometric Management, Volume: 47 , Issue: March 2012, page(s): 82

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