Article Date: 1/1/2005

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The LM-1000's new design includes a tiltable monitor for sitting or standing viewing.

Faster, easier lensmeter

Marco's new LM-1000 Automatic Lensmeter uses Hartmann Shack technology to provide faster, easier, more accurate measurements. The LM-1000 can read 108 points on a lens, the company says, allowing it to determine instantly the add power of a progressive lens. Other features include automatic lens-type detection, prism lens measurement, which measures up to 20 diopters, ultra-violet measurement, marking dots and a new ergonomic design.

Marco Ophthalmic
Phone: (800) 874-5274


Short-term plug

Medennium is launching a new punctal plug, the Xsorb, early this year. It's a synthetic, absorbable, temporary plug designed for occlusion in refractive and cataract patients, or in any short-term occlusion therapy requiring less than three months of treatment. Medennium is offering a discount on the Xsorb for a limited time.

Medennium Inc.
Phone: (888) 727-6100


myReader allows users to read in row,column or word mode.

New reader for low vision

Pulse Data HumanWare introduces myReader, a low vision auto-reading device that uses proprietary SmartSense technology. It captures an 8.5-inch X 11.75-inch page and displays the text so patients can read it. Within three seconds of placing a document on the reading table beneath the sensor, the enlarged text appears on the LCD monitor, rearranged like a page from a large-print book. The user can select one of three reading modes: row, column or word. myReader also offers other assistive functions, such as the ability to magnify and view photographs in full color. In live video mode, users can accomplish difficult tasks such as threading a needle or reading a medicine bottle. Eschenbach will distribute the product.

Eschenbach Optik
Phone: (888) 487-5389


Sunglasses that offer glamour

ClearVision presents the new Jessica McClintock Sunglass Collection for women, an "ultra feminine and romantic" collection that consists of 10 models. Of particular interest, the company says, are the JMC 521, a polished zyl in a butterfly shape accented with rhinestones; the JMC 525, made from a full, flat stainless steel material embellished with Victorian scroll work; and the JMC 531, with a logo placard and rhinestone accents.

ClearVision Optical
Phone: (800) 645-3733


The KODAK Precise Progressive PolarShades Lens comes in standard resin gray.

Progressive sunglasses

Signet Armorlite's new KODAK Precise Progressive PolarShades Lenses offers significant glare reduction and increased color contrast, and they also block 100% of the sun's UV rays, the company says. Horizontal symmetry in the distance and peripheral areas promotes good binocular vision and, with smooth power progression, produces visual effects similar to a single-vision lens. KODAK Precise Progressive PolarShades come in base curves of 3.25, 5.00 and 7.00; the prescription range is ­7.00 to +4.00; add powers +1.00 to +3.00.

Signet Armorlite
Phone: (800) 759-4630


Optometric Management, Issue: January 2005