YOUR PATIENT'S AND PRACTICE
New base curve for
CooperVision, Inc. announces the
addition of a new base curve to the fast-growing Frequency 55
Aspheric lens. In addition to the 8.7-mm base curve currently
available, Frequency 55 Aspheric lenses now include an 8.4-mm
base curve with sphere powers ranging from -0.25D to -8.00D.
Frequency 55 Aspheric parameters
- Material: methafilcon A
- Base curves: 8.7, 8.4
- Diameter: 14.4
- Sphere powers: 8.7D -10.00D
to +8.00D (0.50D steps after -8.00D) 8.4D -0.25D to -8.00D
The aspheric lens provides
enhanced acuity for low astigmats, emerging presbyopes or anyone
seeking crisper vision than is achieved with spherical lenses.
For more information, call
CooperVision at (800) 538-7824.
Tears Again Gel Drops benefit
those patients in the lower range of dry eye complaints.
OcuSoft, Inc. introduces Tears
Again Gel Drops, a lower-viscosity alternative to the company's
Tears Again Night & Day Lubricant Gel. The company determined
that a lower-viscosity gel would benefit patients in the lower
range of dry eye complaints. These patients didn't have to
instill the Night & Day gel more than 2 or 3 times per day,
but they were noticeably uncomfortable as the initial effects
wore off. The result was Tears Again Gel Drops -- offering all
the advantages of gel technology, but in a lower viscosity
formula and available in convenient 15-ml dropper bottles.
Troy E. Smith, director of sales
and marketing noted, "We're excited about our ability to
customize a treatment program -- a program that's individual and
tailored to the specific needs of the patient."
For more information, call OcuSoft,
Inc. at (800) 233-5469.
New 4x magnifier
Eschenbach recently introduced a
new pocket magnifier with a 16.00D lens. The new 1510-41 is an
illuminated, hand-held magnifier that offers magnification of 4x
(16.00D) using a lens that's 60 mm in diameter. The magnifier
features the company's cera-tec coating, which greatly enhances
scratch resistance, making the acrylic lens nearly glass hard. In
addition, the 1510-41 includes a hinged handle that keeps both
the top and bottom portions together once open, thereby
eliminating alignment problems when closing the handle.
Also, Eschenbach is offering an in-depth,
hands-on workshop developed to assist those interested in low
vision. The seminar, called Dispensing Low Vision Aids, is
approved for 3 continuing education credits by ABO and JCAHPO.
The course topics, to name a few, include causes of low vision,
special needs of the visually impaired and a hands-on learning
session with a wide range of vision aids.
The dates and locations for this
seminar are as follows:
- March 1 - Minneapolis, Minn.
- March 7 - Jacksonville, Fla.;
Seattle, Wash.; Kansas City, Mo.
- March 8 - Savannah, Ga.;
- March 14 - Frederick, Md.
- March 15 - Alexandria, Va.
- March 20 - Omaha, Nebr.
- March 21 - Brandon, S.Dak.;
- March 27 - Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
For more information, call (877)
Know with certainty how your
staff expenses really compare to other practices.
New service for O.D.s
Hayes Consulting and Optometric
Management are offering a unique, new benchmarking tool for O.D.s
- show your practice
- help you identify overhead
The Hayes Practice Index is a
concise, three-page report that measures your productivity and
analyzes your overhead to allow you to compare your practice to
other similarly sized practices on a quarterly basis. To
participate, all you have to do is fill out a standard form once
per quarter and then fax, mail or e-mail it back. Hayes
Consulting will compile the data and send you a report customized
just for your practice.
Right now, there's a special
introductory offer. You'll save $100 off your annual fee -- a $395
value for only $295 -- when you sign up by March 31. For more
information, call (800)588-9636.
Optometric Management, Issue: February 2001