Article Date: 5/1/2009

what's new FOR YOUR PATIENTS AND PRACTICE

Ocular nutraceutical

■ MacuTrition, from Advanced Vision Research, is an oral vitamin and mineral supplement for age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. It's comprised of updated Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) antioxidants (i.e. lutein, zeaxanthin, etc.), fish-oil omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, green tea extract and tocotrienols (a form of vitamin E). MacuTrition addresses oxidation, inflammation and neovascularization.

MacuTrition is an over-the-counter oral nutraceutical that addresses oxidation, inflammation and neovascularization.

Advanced Vision Research
Phone: (800) 579-8327
Web: www.macutrition.com

Indirect ophthalmoscope

■ The Digital VantagePlus, from Keeler Instruments, is a wireless LED indirect ophthalmoscope that produces digital images. The device retains all the original features of its sibling, the VantagePlus LED (such as the optical system that automatically changes the optics and mirrors when you adjust the aperture), though also offers an integrated digital camera. Access images through the Keeler software, which comes with the device, via a USB interface.

Keeler Instruments
Phone: (800) 523-5620
Web: www.keelerusa.com

Online EMR

■ ClinicTools, from ClinicTools, Inc., is a three-module, Web-based Electronic Medical Record (EMR) application that is 100% HIPAA compliant. The Medical Center/Physician Offices module allows you to schedule and remind patients of appointments; collect and create patient health information; and process collected information to establish treatment options. Also, the EMR enables you to bill for services rendered and communicate privately with every healthcare professional within your organization.

ClinicTools, Inc.
Phone: (215) 294-6790
Web: www.clinictools.org

Automatic perimeter

■ The AP-5000C automatic perimeter, from Kowa Optimed, Inc., offers 25 test programs classified into five groups based on exam mode: Threshold, Screening, Isopter (Kinetic) and Supra Threshold. "Quick Mode" is available in Threshold and Screening Programs. The device's "Perimetry on Fundus" exam performs a visual field while your PC's screen displays the fundus image overlapping the perimetry result. You can then assess the visual field with respect to the location of visual targets on the fundus.

The AP-5000C enables you to assess the visual field with respect to the location of visual targets on the fundus.

Kowa Optimed, Inc.
Phone: (800) 966-5692
Web: www.kowa-usa.com

Rotating frame holder

■ The Wave 360°, from Optical displays.com (a division of Eye Designs), is a polycarbonate rotating frame holder that enables your patients to see frames from 90°, 180° and 360° angles — highlighting the temple design — as the frame rotates on its base. This allows you to show frames at full-frame, partial-temple or full-temple view. Also, the Wave 360° secures each frame with a lock and comes with an optional promotional sign attachment.

The Wave 360° allows you to show frames at full-frame, partial-temple or full-temple view.

Opticaldisplays.com
Phone: (610) 489-7620
Web: www.opticaldisplays.com

Sensitive sunglasses

■ Eyesential, from Wilson Ophthalmic, are sunglasses for eyes sensitive due to dry eye, allergies, dust, wind and extreme bright light. They feature a dual layer foam to retain moisture around the eye; Bendto-Fit temples; polycarbonate lenses that block 100% UVA and UVB light; scratch-resistant lenses and an anti-fog coating. Various colors and styles are available.

Wilson Ophthalmic
Phone: (800) 222-2020
Web: www.wilsonophthalmic.com



Optometric Management, Issue: May 2009