YOUR PATIENTS AND PRACTICE
edging and drilling system features automatic settings and imaging technology.
U.S.A. launches the Alta automatic edging and drilling system this month. The system
performs all lens processing steps automatically, including tracing frames with
5-D measurements, reading lens powers and finding the optical center. It also grooves,
drills and safety bevels automatically, tilting up to 30� to accommodate high base
curves. It can finish all lens types, the company says. New imaging technology allows
the Alta to display an image of the uncut rimless lens on its touch-screen, where
you can reshape it to meet a patient's requirements.
system also features customizable settings that allow the operator to choose the
default settings and screen icons that correspond to the types of jobs the practice
processes most frequently.
Phone: (800) 292-7468
Seeing the savings
Optical presents the "Annual Supply Savings Card," a product designed to help optometrists
increase their contact lens annual sale supply ratio. Practitioners with ABB accounts
can create the 8.5" x 11" two-sided, laminated card on-line for use in patient presentations.
This helps them see how much money they can save by purchasing an annual supply.
You can choose up to eight soft lens brands and indicate your retail price for each.
The card will also display current manufacturer rebates for these lenses and the
calculated patient savings. The practice's name is included in the card layout.
The cost of two cards is $32.00.
Phone: (800) 852-8089
Protection for pediatric patients
feature UVA and UVB protection.
Ophthalmic introduces post-mydriatic spectacles for children, the Kids-Myds. Designed
for children's and smaller frames, the spectacles are available with assorted colored
temples or flat slip-ins. The spectacles with colored temple posts offer 96% UVA
protection, while the flat slip-in design offers 100% UVA protection; both models
offer 100% UVB protection.
Relief for dry eyes
features warm and cool settings.
Eco presents Thermoeyes, designed to boost the benefits of Tranquileyes, the company's
original hydrating eye treatment for those suffering from chronic dry eyes. The
Thermoeyes gel pads contain small, stainless steel discs. You can activate them
for a warm or cold treatment, depending on symptoms, and tuck them inside the Tranquileyes
goggles underneath the thermopads. Thermoeyes are sold separately, or are available
with the Tranquileyes goggles in a Travel Kit. The gel pads are reusable.
Eye Eco Inc.
Medical Device's new PalmScan P2000-E FastPach pachymeter is part of its PalmScan
line of portable ultrasonic pachy-meters and biometers. It features a built-in IOP
calculator, an exclusive corneal waveform display (A-scan of cornea), 264MHz sampling
frequency, high-resolution touch-screen controls and one-touch operation. A rechargeable
battery system allows more than 200 patient scans on a single battery charge.
Users can also access other Palm software and load medical software
such as Epocrates or Physician's Desk Reference. The pachymeter also comes with
ultrasound device, probe, power supply, necessary software and an optional carrying
Micro Medical Devices
Phone: (866) 730-0663
Optometric Management, Issue: September 2006