Article Date: 12/1/2012

WHAT'S NEW
what’s new

LED headlight

■ The ri-focus LED headlight, from Riester, aims to improve illumination during examinations, the company says. The ri-focus LED’s lamp can be focused at a distance of 40cm and is fully adjustable. A hands-free, wireless unit, the device’s headband enables free movement. The lamp also features a flexible hinge that can be moved with one hand and stays firmly in place, which allows the practitioner’s other hand to remain free, the company says.

Riester
Phone: (210) 366-0423
Web: www.riesterusa.com

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The ri-focus LED headlight features a flexible hinge that can be moved with one hand and stays firmly in place.

Progressive lenses

■ The Coze advanced design lens (ADL) and Coze Wrap, from Robertson Optical Laboratories, are the company’s newest digitally surfaced free-form progressive lenses. Coze ADL is made from a digital free-form method of grinding, and powers are compensated to allow for the patient’s unique frame angle, tilt or wrap and wearing vertex, the company says. Eyecare professionals then take measurements for these features, and Robertson enters them into calculations to override default measurements. Coze Wrap, which is part of the Coze ADL package, is designed for wrap frames and enables optimal edge-to-edge vision, the company says.

Robertson Optical Laboratories
Phone: (800) 929-2765
Web: rol.davidscotthealthcaremarketing.net

Near-vision test

■ Tiger Chart, developed by David Bartels, O.D., is an electronic device for checking near vision. The pre-programmed device has a 2.4” LCD screen and a 3.7v lithium battery that holds four to six hours per charge, the company says. The chart is pre-mounted on a RotoClip for easy maneuvering and is compatible with a standard phoropter near-point rod. It features three buttons: power, forward and back.

Tiger Chart
Phone: (716) 553-6419
Web: www.tigerchart.com

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Tiger Chart, an electronic device for checking near vision, has a 2.4” LCD screen and a 3.7v lithium battery.

Binocular

■ X-Vision, from Eschenbach, is a compact and lightweight 8x binocular. With a glossy white color, the X-Vision features multi-coated lenses, reverse Porro prisms, semi-internal focus and diopter adjustment to provide a crisp image for patients whether they have low vision or not, the company says. The binocular includes a case with a belt loop, wrist strap and cleaning cloth.

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X-Vision, a lightweight 8x binocular, features multi-coated lenses, reverse Porro prisms, semi-internal focus and diopter adjustment.

Eschenbach
Phone: (800) 487-5389
Web: www.eschenbach.com

product notes

Safigel, known for its patented Hyaluronate-Gel Technology, expanded its plus power offering for its daily disposable line. The company now offers +2.00D to +4.00D in quarter steps, in addition to +0.50D to +2.00D already offered in those increments. Safigel lenses contain sodium hyaluronate, which is used to combat the symptoms of dry eye.

Unilens Vision Inc. and Bausch + Lomb named Unilens an authorized Boston GP Manufacturer. The partnership will provide Unilens’ GP independent practitioner accounts to choose from a variety of Boston materials, including Boston ES, Boston EO and Boston XO. All Unilens lens options are customizable and sold exclusively to independent eyecare professionals.



Optometric Management, Volume: 47 , Issue: December 2012, page(s): 59