Article Date: 3/1/2005

what's new
For Your Patients And Practice

The Optimum GP System is convenient for both eyecare practitioner and patient.

New packaging for GP system

Contamac U.S. and Lobob Laboratories launched the Optimum GP System to promote healthy eye care for patients wearing GP contact lenses. The system integrates ad-vanced GP materials and packaging with GP solutions to make a complete compliance kit, the companies say.

Contamac U.S.

Lobob Laboratories
Phone: (866) 872-6682 (Contamac)
Phone: (800) 835-6262 (Lobob)


Transitions V lenses are available starting this month.

Lenses with ESP

Transitions Optical Inc. introduces Transitions V Lenses with ESP (Enhanced Scientific Performance), its latest advancement of photochro-mic lens technology for premium materials. The company says the new lenses are faster to activate and deactivate and are darker outdoors than previous technology. They are available in 12 semi-finished single vision and 27 progressive lens designs in either polycarbonate, Trivex or higher-index materials.

Transitions V combines its ESP photochromic dye system with its exclusive surface technologies.

Transitions Optical Inc.
Phone: (800) 533-2081


The PachPen's sleek, ergonomic design makes it easy to use.

Convenience wins

Accutome presents the PachPen, a new hand-held pachymeter that's easy to use and portable, the company says. The PachPen uses waveform analysis and a probe that samples at a 65 MHz rate to obtain precise readings. It can store and average nine measurements as well as calculate IOP corrections. The PachPen features an ergonomic design that fits comfortably in one hand and weighs only three ounces. It uses lithium batteries.

Accutome Inc.
Phone: (800) 979-2020


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. 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: (800) 487-5389


The Rotating Security Island offers merchandising options.

Show off your frames

Fashion Optical's Rotating Security Square Island is a six-foot high display that "makes any corner a robust profit center," according to the company. The case features five sturdy acrylic frame display tubes placed on a single rotating base; the tubes hold up to 75 frames firmly in place inside a locking glass security case. The Island's base comes in a variety of natural hardwoods and colorful laminates.

Fashion Optical
Phone: (800) 824-4106





Optometric Management, Issue: March 2005