RightEye’s new EyeQ Trainer gives optometrists a tool their patients can use at home to rehabilitate eye-movement issues.
Features: RightEye EyeQ Trainer integrates with EyeQ reports—offering personalized recommendations for improvement for each patient. Through a series of simple exercises conducted on a personal computer or tablet with an internet connection during which patients engage in specific eye movements, RightEye EyeQ Trainer activates the eyes’ muscles, as well as key elements of brain circuitry. The circuitry activation results in better functional vision, and smoother and more accurate eye movements that directly impact quality of life.
“Connecting the dots between diagnosis and treatment, EyeQ Trainer now allows practitioners using our EyeQ tests to not only uncover eye movement abnormalities but to prescribe quick exercises patients can do at home that lead to meaningful improvements in focus and concentration, balance, hand-eye coordination and performance in everything from driving to sports,” says Adam Gross, RightEye co-founder and CEO. “What’s more, unlike any other self-administered vision training application currently available, EyeQ Trainer is personalized to meet the unique needs of each patient. Once the patient returns to the optometrist’s practice to be retested, reports will provide quantifiable data to mark improvements.”
Exercises take about five minutes per sitting, which the patient does once or twice per day for several weeks. Once patients have completed their prescribed training program, they return to their practitioner’s practice to be retested with the corresponding RightEye EyeQ test.
OptiLanes, a Dunnellon, Fla.-based startup, is introducing a handicapped-accessible optometric chair and stand.
Features: The chair rotates out of the way to allow a wheelchair to sit in the same position, allowing every patient to have comfortable access to the slit lamp and phoropter. There is no need to push a heavy chair out of the way or wonder if it is back in the correct 20/20 position. The chair base always stays in the same spot. The chair is fully automated and only needs 15 inches to spin as it stays mainly above the base.
Switches on the slit lamp arm enable the arm or chair to be adjusted up and down, reducing the amount of time the doctor needs to correctly position the patient in front of the instruments. The phoropter arm has a knob which adjusts the phoropter up or down an extra 3 inches. U.S. customers may apply for a Disabled Access Credit.
The Vision Council
The Vision Council has announced the launch of its new Electronic Progressive Identifier Catalog (EPIC), available for the first time in a digital format.
Features: The catalog is the industry-standard guide to the identifying marks engraved on progressive addition lenses. Previously, the catalog was available in hard copy only. “For some time, the catalog has been the most sought-after publication provided by The Vision Council for use by the entire optical industry,” says Ashley Mills, CEO of The Vision Council. “Today, we’re proud to be able to offer this tool in an all-new electronic format, available online at just a few strokes of the keyboard.”
This latest edition contains graphics for more than 350 lens designs distributed in the U.S. and Canada, showing the markings that identify the lens supplier, lens name, lens material, filters and corridor lengths. Diagrams include the relative position of the fitting cross, as well as the lens suppliers’ recommended minimum fitting height. The catalog also contains several indexes, listing the lenses according to: identifying symbols, lens supplier name, minimum recommended height, lens name, extended range of add power and custom progressive designs.
Availability: The new EPIC can be found at epic.thevisioncouncil.org. Questions should be directed to Paul Wade, Lens Processing Technology Division liaison at [email protected].
Hoya Vision Care
Sensity Dark (right) and Sensity Shine (left) are the latest extensions of Hoya’s Sensity line of photochromic lenses.
Features: ensity Dark activates behind the windshield of the car and fades back to full clarity. Sensity Shine also activates behind the windshield of the car and offers wearers a fashion-forward look with mirror coating.
Wearers benefit from all of the features in original Sensity such as Stablight Technology, which ensures the lenses perform consistently in varying climates and temperatures, and has proven to be very popular with wearers. Sensity Dark and Sensity Shine are priced the same as original Sensity.
Both art and science went into selecting the optimal colors that provide the ideal contrast and glare reduction without sacrificing precise vision, according to Hoya. The company found three optimal combinations: a neutral gray tone, a more flamboyant brown and a lively and slightly intense green. The colors have been professionally defined to match fashion trends and to ensure natural color perception and superior contrast.
“Sensity Dark and Sensity Shine have distinctive technological advances in their processing and performance that will provide points of differentiation for independents and excite patients,” says Grady Lenski, chief marketing officer of Hoya Vision Care, North America. “By offering technology that is not available anyplace else, Hoya strives to provide new lens technology that can help independent practices overcome commoditization and price erosion.”
Availability: A full line of freeform progressive and single vision lens designs, materials and anti-reflective treatments are available in Sensity Dark, Sensity Shine and Sensity. Marketing materials in Spanish are available on Hoya’s website.
Younger Optics has expanded its polycarbonate composite segmented multifocal lens technology to include Transitions XTRActive FT28 bifocal lenses in gray. Polycarbonate bifocal lens wearers can now enjoy the extra protection of Transitions XTRActive lenses. The release follows Younger Optics’ release of Transitions Signature segmented multifocals last year.
Features: Younger Optics and Transitions Optical have developed a polycarbonate composite lens that incorporates a thin photochromic front surface bifocal layer made of Trivex—resulting in a lens delivering Transitions XTRActive performance and superb segment cosmetics in a product that is surfaced, polished, edged and dispensed just like a clear polycarbonate lens,” says David Rips, president and CEO of Younger Optics
Availability: Transitions XTRActive gray polycarbonate composite lenses are now available in FT28 exclusively from Younger Optics through any optical laboratory. Also available are Transitions Signature polycarbonate composite lenses in FT28 and FT35 bifocals and 7 x 28 trifocals, in both gray and brown. Technical specifications can be referenced at: youngeroptics.com/transitions.
SeeGreen Lens Cleaner from Hilco Vision is the first environmentally friendly, biodegradable lens care product. Manufactured from biorenewable resources, SeeGreen contains no VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and is alcohol-free. The formula can be sold as an all-purpose cleaner for all lenses and screens. It is safe and effective with all lens materials and coatings, according to Hilco Vision.
- Manufactured and bottled in the USA.
- 100 percent biodegradable solution and recyclable bottle.
- Fresh scent.
- Ranked number one in performance by COLTS Laboratories.
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