Article Date: 10/1/2009

what's new

what's new


Parameter expansion

■ The Avaira contact lens, from CooperVision, has expanded its parameters from -0.25D to -12.00D (in 0.50D steps above -6.00D) to include +0.25D to +8.00D on an 8.4mm base curve. This means the parameter range extends from -12.00D to +8.00D. The enfilcon A daily wear, two-week replacement lens boasts an aberration-neutralizing system and the company's Aqua-form technology. It also features an 8.4mm and 8.5mm base curve; a 14.2mm diameter; a 0.5MPa modulus; a DK/T of 125; a DK of 100; a 46% water content and UV blockage. The lens comes in a six-lens pack or a three-lens trial carton.

Phone: (800) 341-2020

USB memory frame

■ The unisex ck Calvin Klein USB Memory frame sun styles, from Marchon Eyewear, contain a 4GB USB port located in the right temple for convenient data transport (e.g. music, photos, media clips, etc.). Ck 3083s-usb, a modified rectangle shape, comes in black, dark Havana (cream) and light Havana, and ck3084s-usb, a large rectangle shape, comes in black, dark Havana and pearl. Both styles include the “ck” logo on their metal temple plaques and a carrying case.

The unisex Calvin Klein USB Memory frame sun styles enable you to store data via their 4GB USB port, located in the right temple.

Marchon Eyewear
Phone: (800) 645-1300

Frame displays

■ Slimline, from Eye Designs, are low profile, non-illuminated frame displays that are ideal for practices that have limited space and/or low budgets. The displays, which come in 56, 70 and 84 frame counts, are available in cherry, oak or maple and feature trim molding on the display's header. In addition, Eye Designs can make the displays with a base cabinet for additional storage.

The Slimline frame display is ideal for practices that want to convey an upscale look, yet have limited space and/or low budgets.

Eye Designs
Phone: (800) 346-8890

Visual fatigue syndrome lenses

■ The Essilor Visual Fatigue Solutions lens line, from Essilor of America, Inc., addresses Visual Fatigue Syndrome (VFS) symptoms, such as headaches. Essilor Anti-Fatigue is for myopes and emerging presbyopes. These lenses have a “Power Boost” in their lower portion that provides clarity and comfort for extended periods of up-close focusing. The company recommends Essilor Computer, which boast a large intermediate area, as a complement pair to the presbyopic wearer's primary progressive lens pair.

Eyecare Advantage Essentials offers a comprehensive patient information page, that includes patient appointment history, recalls and more.

Essilor of America
Phone: (800) 843-3937

Electronic Health Record

■ Eyecare Advantage Essentials, from Compulink Business Systems, is electronic health record software designed for small and budget-constrained practices that also includes optical point of sale and inventory management, among other features. Options include revenue cycle management (eClaims) and E-Rx, which enables you to not only submit prescriptions electronically — reducing prescribing errors — but also access clinical information on every FDA-approved drug, facilitating the prescription process.

Compulink Business Systems
Phone: (800) 456-4522

Optometric Management, Issue: October 2009