Article Date: 10/1/2002

what's new
For Your Patients and Practice

NuVision comes with a lithium-ion battery pack, making the device portable.

Magnified Vision
Eschenbach is now offering Keeler Instrument's NuVision, a device that provides head-mounted video magnification. Patients wear NuVision just like a pair of glasses. It projects an enlarged image onto two LCD screens in front of the eyes, providing near magnification up to 10X and distance magnification up to 5X.

The NuVision weighs only 6 ounces and comes in color, black-and-white and reverse-polarity modes. Patients can connect the device to a television, computer, digital camera or other electronic device.

Eschenbach has also added fall dates to "Low Vision Care . . . What's It All About?" a hands-on workshop and lecture approved for three continuing education credits by the American Board of Opticianry and the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology.

Dates and locations include: Oct. 23: Houston; Oct. 30: Des Plaines, Ill. and Athens, Ga.; Nov. 5: Ft. Myers, Fla.; Nov. 6: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Phoenix; and Nov. 20: Naperville, Ill. and San Antonio.

Phone: (800) 487-5389

Activisu features patient files that are now as comprehensive as basic practice management software.

Enhanced Activisu
Interactive Visual System invites you to discover Activisu 2.6. The company believes this enhanced version is the most reliable and comprehensive aid in virtual dispensing.

Activisu 2.6 now takes into account prisms and a second add. It includes a wider range of tints with the latest trends from fashionable eye wear. It also features 3-D animations that highlight the benefits of anti-reflective coatings and multifocal and photochromic lenses.

Interactive Visual System
Phone: (866) 422-8484

Game Face
CooperVision has expanded its NFL Crazy Lenses. The line now includes all 32 NFL teams.

The lenses mask a patient's iris with his favorite team's logo. They're available in 0.50D steps from plano to -4.00D. Your patients can reuse the lenses multiple times.

CooperVision expects the lenses to retail between $69 and $99.

Phone: (800) 341-2020

Santinelli CD
Santinelli International's new CD showcases the company's finishing equipment, most notably the LE-9000 Patternless Edger. The CD details how the LE-9000 can process a lens from finished lens blank to rough, bevel, polish, safety bevel, rimless polish and auto groove finish.

The CD includes a 10-minute presentation showing how "the LE-9000 brings edging technology into an entirely new dimension with all-materials capability, faster tracing and edging speeds and the ability to communicate with multiple locations."

Phone: (800) 644-3343 X 308

Optomap Test Drive
Optos offers U-revu Intro, a CD that allows you to view Optomap Retinal Images from remote locations. U-revu Intro is a preview of the full U-revu Program, which will be available later this year.

U-revu Intro lets you read image files, whether they're bitmap, jpeg or tiff; view the image as red laser channels, green laser channels, a combined color image or view all three in "split mode;" select a region in an image by zooming and panning, or direct select using the mouse; optimize the image by adjusting the contrast, brightness and gamma correction; and view comments that other eyecare professionals added to the images.

The full U-revu Program will feature the option of printing out the Optomap images.

Phone: (800) 854-3039x100


Optometric Management, Issue: October 2002