Essilor of America is launching Transitions XTRActive Polarized lenses. This exclusive photochromic polarized lens technology is available with the company’s advanced lens designs and coatings through the Essilor lab network.
Features: Like Transitions Signature GEN 8 and Transitions XTRActive new generation lenses, this innovation offers unparalleled darkness and protection, Essilor says. Transitions XTRActive Polarized lenses offer additional light protection and dynamic polarization to enhance the wearer’s experience indoors and outdoors and come with several performance advancements versus previous photochromic polar technology.
Through an exclusive multi-layer matrix of XTRActive and dichroic dyes, Transitions XTRActive Polarized lenses are the best-ever photochromic polarized lenses, clearer than ever with fade back two times as fast as Transitions Vantage, according to Essilor. These new lenses also deliver up to 90 percent polarization efficiency and extra darkness. Indoors, Transitions XTRActive Polarized are clear with a hint of protective tint. They filter up to 34 percent of harmful blue light indoors without activation or polarization, allowing for easy digital device use. While driving, they darken to category 2 levels of darkness with visible light activation.
Transitions XTRActive Polarized will replace Transitions Vantage lenses with the same availability throughout managed care plans.
Transitions XTRActive Polarized lenses will include:
- Single vision and full back-side designs, including Varilux Comfort DRxTM and Varilux Physio DRx.
- Plastic 1.50, Airwear polycarbonate 1.59 and Thin & Lite 1.67 in Gray.
RightEye Sensorimotor is an innovative vision testing system developed by RightEye, an advanced eye-tracking technology company. The automated, quantitative sensorimotor exam system is designed to greatly improve patient care and increase optometry and ophthalmology practice revenue.
Features: RightEye Sensorimotor is an easy-to-use, all-in-one examination system that optometrists and ophthalmologists can perform on every patient, allowing them to objectively identify and quickly address binocular vision issues and oculomotor dysfunction. The complete hardware-and-software solution is easily integrated into the practice’s existing patient flow, requiring little to no unbillable doctor time, according to RightEye. Because it is insurance reimbursable, it can add substantial incremental revenue to a practice.
The eye-tracking technology incorporated in RightEye Sensorimotor allows doctors to efficiently offer an invaluable patient service that differentiates their practice from their competition. Screenings can be conducted in less than 30 seconds by a technician. If the patient fails the screening, and the doctor identifies medical necessity, the fully automated sensorimotor exam can be run in less than five minutes. Data-rich test results are produced in seconds allowing doctors to immediately develop and deliver their diagnosis to the patient.
Vision diagnostics and augmentation company Heru is expanding the capabilities of re:Vive by Heru, the company’s wearable, gamified diagnostic solution, to include three new testing modalities: Color Vision CPT 92283, Contrast Sensitivity, and Dark Adaptation CPT 92284.
Features: The new multi-modal cloud-based platform replaces several legacy devices, enabling six popular vision exams to be performed with a single, space-saving wearable at a low cost of entry. re:Vive 2.0 is a premium diagnostic tool that enables physicians to diagnose and manage more patients and provides additional avenues for reimbursement as the new testing strategies are co-billable with visual field, OCT and office visits.
The re:Vive 2.0 Color Vision exam features a screening color vision test (Ishihara) and the Farnsworth D-15 extended color vision test, providing clinicians with a fast, efficient solution for detecting and classifying color vision deficiencies. If a patient fails the Ishihara test, the platform, using Heru’s AutoFlow, automatically conducts a D-15 exam, a reimbursable procedure with many supported ICD-10 codes.
Hoya Vision Care is releasing the next generation of its popular Sensity light-adaptive lenses. Two out of every three eyecare patients experience light sensitivity, making light-adaptive lenses a convenient and comfortable everyday vision solution for most patients. A significant improvement compared to the previous generation of Sensity lenses, Sensity 2 lenses offer nearly twice the fadeback speed—approximately 42 percent faster, according to Hoya.
Features: Building on more than five years of success with its first-generation Sensity lenses, Hoya Vision Care has created a product that rapidly darkens to a category 3 sun lens tint, fades back nearly twice as fast to a clear lens indoors, and still offers the same comfort, convenience and protection as the entire Sensity family—with 100 percent UV protection, reduced glare from the sun when activated, and blue light protection indoors and outdoors.
Two key technological innovations from Hoya underlie the improved performance of the lenses: Stabilight Technology provides consistent performance and UV protection no matter the climate, cold or warm. Precision Technology ensures a microscopically accurate spin-coating process, creating superior adhesion for great scratch resistance.
Available today, Sensity 2 lenses come in three intense natural color options: silver grey, bronze brown, and emerald green. they are compatible with Hoya’s single vision, backside progressives and iD designs, as well as all of Hoya’s current anti-reflective treatments.
Visionary Alliance members are eligible to earn points when they choose Sensity 2 for their patients’ vision needs.
CooperVision Specialty EyeCare has formed a partnership with the GlobalEyes podcast series to extend its reach worldwide. Hosted by Dr. Tom Arnold and Dr. Melissa Barnett, the podcast provides ECPs, staff and students with valuable insights surrounding clinical techniques and methods, patient demographics, education, and industry obstacles and opportunities.
Features: Key opinion leaders and experts will be featured monthly, discussing the status of the eyecare profession in their countries. Topics include myopia management, orthokeratology, presbyopia management, dry eye, irregular cornea, and scleral contact lenses, as well as a peek inside their personal lives. The first podcast has already been released, featuring Dr. Kate Gifford, PhD, a global expert in myopia management, the co-founder of MyopiaProfile, and the youngest person to be elected president of Optometry Australia. All podcasts will be archived online and are available for download through Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify Podcasts.
LCU Modulo One takes industrial cleaning to the next level, offering the same cleaning power as larger solutions but in a compact fully-automated inline unit that delivers the highest throughput with the smallest footprint. Utilizing proven Schneider technology, it cleans both sides of the lens scratch and damage free.
- Smallest footprint
- Small investment, lowest cost per lens
- Fastest cycle times
- Cost effective
- Special cleaner — one for all
- Fully automated loading and unloading
LCU Modulo One comes with a loading and unloading robot on board.
The fast transfer of the lenses results in shorter cycle times and superior throughput. The unit’s new process logic facilitates intense and thorough cleaning despite its compact design. Labs can choose between a two or three cleaning station setup plus drying station. The brush cleaner effectively removes even prints and adhesive residues, preparing the lens for dip or spin coating.
As an integral part of the one-of-a-kind Modulo system, the brush cleaner is subject of the centralized monitoring system, the control center. Its affordable price and low cost per lens ratio make the LCU Modulo One a sound investment for any lab. LCU Modulo One comes with an on-board global interface philosophy that allows connection to the Modulo system.