Article Date: 2/1/2007

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Diagnostic system for corneal irregularities

The ABBA k_3, from Abba Optical, is a diagnostic system designed for patients who have corneal irregularities, such as keratoconus. It employs several lens designs, which the company says reduces the number of office visits for these patients.

The diagnostic system includes lens designs ranging in diameters from 8.4mm to 13.5mm and base curves from 39.00D to 68.00D (All these ranges include the AbbaKone, Comfort Zone and Semi-scleral lens designs). Also, both spherical and aspherical lens designs are available.

ABBA Optical
Phone: (800) 331-2015

Online health record/practice management system

EyeCodeRight v4.0, from EyeCodeRight, is a web-based application that enables you and your staff to access your practice management and electronic health record data without the need for a server.

The software application is a Rich Internet Application that employs Adobe Flex programming language. Also, the EyeCodeRight v4.0 accepts patient history input directly from the patient himself, through a secure, encrypted access portal, the com-pany says.

In addition, the software contains a coding and billing component and an inventory and order management system that features databases of current contact lenses and spectacle frames, among other functions. You can access the software on a PC or Mac via any standard web browser.

Phone: (877) 377-6906

Portable transpalpebral diaton tonometer

The transpalpebral diaton tono-meter, from Bicom Inc., is a pen-like, hand-held, portable instrument that measures intraocular pressure (IOP) through the eyelid, precluding the use of sterilization, anesthesia and contact with the cornea.

The instrument is ideal for mass screenings in nursing homes, among other uses, the company says.

Bicom Inc.
Phone: (877) 342-8667


Concentric bifocal gas permeable lens

The Menifocal Z GP concentric bifocal lens, from Menicon Co. Ltd., has distance-center/peripheral-near front surface optics for vision at all distances. The front surface distance-near transition zone is designed to eliminate ghost images, the company says.

In addition, the lens is made of a hyper-Dk Menicon Z material, enabling the patient to safely wear the lens daily, or continuously for up to 30 days, and it has a spherical base curve allowing you to correct small to moderate amounts of astigmatism without causing corneal molding, the company says.

You can obtain the Menifocal Z GP lens through Lens Dynamics Inc. or its U.S. distributors.

Menicon Co. Ltd.
Phone: (800) 228-2691

Software designed in part by eyecare practitioners

Grow Care Management Solutions (CMS), from Clarkson Eye-care, is practice management soft- ware for both single- and multiple-office practices developed by the company's own software developers and eyecare professionals.

Grow CMS features flexible doctor scheduling, call center capabilities, insurance filing and verification, among other functions.

Clarkson Eyecare
Phone: (877) 500-4015

Optometric Management, Issue: February 2007