Article Date: 11/1/2012

WHAT's NEW
what’s new

Wall displays

■ The Prestige Wall Display line, from Fashion Optical Displays, provides a variety of molding choices that you can mix and match with existing furnishings. The company also offers accessories that attach to the wall displays, including graphics, signage and literature holders, tint-and-lens displays and curved-and-straight shelves for eyewear cases.

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The Prestige Wall Display line includes accessory options, such as graphics, signage and literature holders.

Fashion Optical Displays
Phone: (800) 824-4106
Web: www.fashionoptical.com

Acute conjunctivitis test

■ AdenoPlus, from Nicox, is an FDA-cleared, CLIA-waived, rapid point-of-care diagnostic test that aids in the differential diagnosis of acute conjunctivitis. AdenoPlus detects adenovirus, which accounts for up to 90% of all viral conjunctivitis and approximately one out-of-four cases of acute conjunctivitis seen by eye-care practitioners, the company says. The test takes less than two minutes and provides a result in 10 minutes, the company says.

Nicox
Phone: (214) 346-2912
Web: www.nicox.com

Retina test

■ The NOVA-PERG vision test, from Diopsys, Inc., is an office-based pattern electroretinography (PERG) test that measures retinal function. Patients view a screen that has alternating checkerboard patterns to prompt a PERG response. This helps you gain objective information about the performance of the inner retinal cells, especially in the macula, to diagnose and monitor vision disorders, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, the company says.

Diopsys, Inc.
Phone: (973) 244-0622
Web: www.diopsys.com

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With the NOVA-PERG vision test, patients view a screen with alternating checkerboard patterns to prompt a PERG response.

Dry eye glasses

■ Micro-Environment Glasses

(MEGs), from Seefit, Inc., patented by Richard Yee, M.D., of Texas Medical Center, contain tinted, silicone and removable rubber “Moist-Sure Shields” that enclose the space around the eye. The glasses help to treat dry eye symptoms associated with ocular surface disorders, such as dry eye syndrome, computer vision syndrome and blepharitis, by reducing itchiness, burning, inflammation, excess tearing, fatigue, light sensitivity and decreased vision, the company says. The MEGs can be customized with prescription, antiglare, anti-fog and/or color-treated lenses.

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Micro-Environment Glasses contain tinted, silicone rubber “Moist-Sure Shields” that are removable and enclose the space around the eye.

Seefit, Inc.
Phone: (832) 289-4710
Web: www.seefit.net

product notes

● A non-contact ultra-widefield angiography module, introduced by Heidelberg Engineering for its SPECTRALIS and Heidelberg Retina Angiograph (HRA 2), features a dedicated lens and software. The lens attaches to the existing camera head and can be swapped with the current 30° and 55° widefield lenses for peripheral imaging. The confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscope (cSLO) technology and refractive optics deliver highcontrast, undistorted and evenly illuminated images out into the far periphery, the company says.

● The otto (one touch to optical) application, introduced by VSP Optics for Apple iPad, contains patient check-in forms, pre-exam screenings, measurement calculations, such as pupil distance and segment height, and patient consultation on lens options.



Optometric Management, Volume: 47 , Issue: November 2012, page(s): 66