Article Date: 9/1/2010

what's new

what's new


Keratometer attachment

■ The Keratometer Range Extender, from Wilson Ophthalmic, attaches to your keratometer to enable you to best fit your keratoconic patients in spectacles. It eliminates the task of taping and aligning trial lenses to your keratometer, and, therefore, removing adhesive residue from the device.
Wilson Ophthalmic
Phone: (800) 222-2020

Nautica frames

■ The Nautica 2010 Eyewear Collection, from Marchon, is comprised of six men's styles, three of which are sun styles. The sun styles are N5047S, which is a foldable aviator frame, N5042S, which is a soft square frame and N5037S, which is a curved rectangle frame. Regular frames: N7153, which is a rectangle frame, N7154, which is a soft rectangle frame and N2024, which is an elongated rectangle frame. Each frame reflects the ocean theme in its design with details, such as bevel-edged temples — inspired by a boat's hull — and a horizon-line logo.
Marchon Eyewear
Phone: (800) 645-1300

Nautica style N5047S is a foldable aviator frame for men.

LED slit lamp

■ The BQ 900 LED slit lamp, from Haag-Streit, enhances anterior and posterior viewing and decreases the incidence of ocular dryness via its LED bulb, the company says. In addition, the device features one control for the slit and background lighting, with the controls integrated on the slit lamp table. Further, the BQ 900 LED slit lamp features a motion-sensor that brings the slit lamp to a standstill if it's not moved for more than 90 seconds.
Phone: (800) 787-5426

The BQ 900 decreases the incidence of ocular dryness via its LED bulb, the company says.

Dry eye drops

■ The Soothe Xtra Hydration lubricant eye drops, from Bausch + Lomb, is for aqueousdeficient dry eye patients. Specifically, it moisturizes and restores the deficient aqueous and mucin layers of the tear film to provide up to eight hours of hydration and comfort, the company says.
Bausch + Lomb
Phone: (800) 338-2020

The Soothe Extra Hydration lubricant eye drops moisturize and restore the deficient aqueous and mucin layers, Bausch + Lomb says.

product notes

  • OfficeMate version 9.0 (v9.0), from Eyefinity/OfficeMate, is now available. It features a scalable (multilocation) SQL database architecture that affords fast speed, a proprietary calculator for patient out-of-pocket expenses, Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA) that streamlines insurance payment reconciliation and a redesigned appointment scheduler and a lens product loader that interfaces with VSP. Visit
  • The Oakley Clear Black Iridium Transitions SOLFX lenses, specifically designed and optimized for cycling, are now available as an option in Oakley's new Split Jacket frames. The lenses automatically adapt to a range of light conditions, while providing an Iridium coating to reduce glare, the companies say.
  • Aspex Eyewear is the exclusive North American licensee for PixelOptics' emPower! electronic eyeglass frames. The frames charge the lens (1.67 high index), which uses electrooptics to change focus as fast as an eye's blink without moving parts, PixelOptics says. Aspex Eyewear will be responsible for the product's manufacturing, distribution and selling. Visit

Optometric Management, Issue: September 2010