Article Date: 10/1/2012

what's new
what's new
FOR YOUR PATIENTS AND PRACTICE

Magnifier

The Presto Lite, from Eschenbach Optik and Ash Technologies, is a desktop video magnifier that is ready to use right out-of-the-box. The device provides magnification from 3-to-21X with continuous zoom, offers three viewing modes (color, black on white and white on black) and a control panel with five buttons. The Presto Lite includes a monitor, camera and reading table all connected together, weighs 15 lbs. and folds to a compact size for storing or shipping.
Eschenbach Optik
Phone: (800) 487-5389
Web: www.eschenbach.com

The Presto Lite provides magnification from 3-to-21X with continuous zoom, offers three viewing modes and a control panel with five buttons.

Progressive lens

The iDapt Progressive Lens, from iZon, was created with a design that reduces the period of adaptation for patients who wear progressive lenses, the company says. According to a recent masked-wearer study, 78% of previous progressive lens users said they easily adapted to the iDapt lens within a day, while the company says the lens' characteristics are also favorable to patients who are new to progressive lenses. The iDapt lenses feature ViZera anti-reflective coating, which is now standard for all iZon lenses.
Ophthonix, Inc.
Phone: (877) 367-4966
Web: www.izonlens.com

Computer reading glasses

Relief Tint computer clip-on reading glasses, from Tech Optics International, were developed with the aim of controlling and reducing Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). To protect the eyes from CVS, the glasses reduce the amount of high-energy visible light (violet and blue), contrasting in vision while preserving true color perception, the company says. This is meant to lessen the risk of macular degeneration to the retina. The glasses also feature UV protection, aspheric lenses, anti-reflective coating and are scratch resistant.
Tech Optics International Phone: (800) 678-4277
Web: www.techopticsinternational.com

Relief Tint computer clip-on reading glasses were developed with the aim of controlling and reducing Computer Vision Syndrome.

Vision screening system

FirstTest, from M&S Technologies, is a computerized vision screening system designed to identify potential eye disorders and conforms to Pediatric and Ophthalmic Professional Association vision screening guidelines. The user selects letters or symbols, type of test, and patient age to begin the screening, which takes an average of two minutes, the company says. FirstTest can operate on any PC running Windows XP or Windows 7, as well as M&S Smart System All-in-One units.
M&S Technologies
Phone: (877) 225-6101
Web: www.mstech-eyes.com

FirstTest is a computerized vision screening system meant to identify potential eye disorders.

product notes
• Eyemaginations, Inc., and Compulink Business Systems, Inc., announced the availability of an interface from Compulink's Electronic Health Records and Practice Management software to Eyemaginations' LUMA. This interface will provide Compulink users with the ability to present patient education videos directly from its software.

Santinelli International has implemented new hours for its technical call center and online “live chat” (8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST). The hours are the longest and latest available from any lens finishing equipment company, the company says. Santinelli introduced its online “live chat” feature on its website last year for ECPs and wholesale labs.


Optometric Management, Volume: 47 , Issue: October 2012, page(s): 67