CooperVision has expanded the prescription range for its clariti 1 day toric. Eyecare professionals will be able to fit a greater number of 1-day toric patients in clariti 1 day toric with the addition of the new prescriptions.
Features: CooperVision’s clariti 1 day toric lenses feature a high-precision design that delivers exceptional optical performance and consistent correction of astigmatism. The lenses also provide excellent rotational stability, with nearly 100 percent of lenses stabilizing within 10 or less from the optimum position in three minutes from dispensing. clariti 1 day toric silicone hydrogel contact lenses deliver up to two times the oxygen transmissibility of some conventional 1-day toric hydrogel contact lenses, so patients receive 100 percent of the oxygen that their corneas need.
To help streamline the fitting process and minimize chair time, CooperVision also offers the OptiExpert fitting app. The easy-to-use app includes a toric calculator which calculates and suggests the recommended diagnostic CooperVision toric contact lens for your patient. OptiExpert has already been downloaded more than 30,000 times in the U.S. since being launched in November 2018.
Availability: In mid-December, the lenses will be available in around-the-clock axes, and with the addition of axes in the -2.25 cylinder power and plus powers in spring 2020, clariti 1 day toric’s prescription options will expand by nearly 50 percent.
The Oculess (as in the oculars are removed) can adapt and upgrade a slit lamp to digital imaging. Designed to take the place of oculars, the Oculess adapter does not use the camera built onto the tablet. Instead, it uses a medical grade camera inside the white box. The monitor is only used to view and capture the image. The eye can be seen with the latest Samsung Galaxy 10” Tab A.
“Unlike any slit lamp imaging system, the Oculess takes the place of the oculars,” explains Marc Gilels, owner of Instruments for Vision. “We do not capture with the camera on the tablet. There is a 3K board camera inside the black box. There is no need for beam splitters, no wires and easy capture. What you see is what you get.”
Features: To capture the photo as you see it, just tap on the screen. You can leave your glasses on as you observe the actual image on the tablet. Your refractive error and astigmatism are no longer a problem. You also do not need to focus your eyepieces. It takes less than 10 seconds to remove the oculars and screw the camera dovetail in its place.
Using the Galaxy tablet makes the entire system wireless, eliminating dragging and tripping on a tangle of wires. The tablet can capture photos and video. There are over 10 options to transfer images wirelessly to a shared folder on a database or PC. The system is portable, so it can be moved from room to room.
Availability: The system comes with a 10” Android or Windows 10 tablet. It fits most slit lamps that have the turret magnification instead of the two-position lever.
Introductory price $2,450 complete. Made in the U.S.
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These new minigels, now available in the U.S., will replace the currently offered PreserVision AREDS 2 Formula soft gels, offering patients an easier-to-swallow option as compared to the original AREDS 2 soft gels.
Features: PreserVision AREDS 2 Formula minigel eye vitamins contain the exact nutrient formula recommended by the National Eye Institute (NEI) for people with moderate to advanced Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) following the landmark AREDS2 clinical study.
“AMD is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans age 50 and older. For my patients who are diagnosed with moderate to advanced AMD, I typically recommend a plan that includes regular exercise, a healthy diet and PreserVision—a supplement that contains nutrients recommended by the National Eye Institute to help reduce the risk of AMD progression in these patients,” says Rishi Singh, MD, Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic. “I am pleased to recommend the new PreserVision AREDS 2 minigels to my patients who have inquired about options that could be easier for them to swallow.”
Availability: PreserVision AREDS 2 minigel eye vitamins are available at major retailers nationwide in the vitamin aisle and have a suggested retail price of $32.99 (120-count bottle).
An educational guide, “Reading & Learning: Guide to Growing Your Optometry Practice” is designed to help optometrists realize the benefits of integrating visual learning assessments into their practices.
Features: The guide provides tips on different ways that optometrists can expand their service offering with minimal investment—and help their patients discover the love of learning through improved reading comprehension. The guide also provides sample revenue models designed to help optometrists understand the business potential for integrating visual learning and reading assessments into their practice.
“Vision-related reading and learning disabilities affect 25 percent of students. Sadly, many go undiagnosed, or worse, get misdiagnosed with complex cognitive disorders and treated with drugs, when a simple eye tracking test would have uncovered the real issue,” says Barbara Barclay, president of RightEye. “All students should be provided with access to tools to help them succeed in the classroom, and thus, RightEye is on a mission to help ODs understand the immense benefits afforded by integrating reading assessments into their practices.”
RightEye offers solutions designed to make assessing patients for eye-movement behavior issues with automated objective eye-tracking tests. RightEye testing provides doctors with a comprehensive, easy-to-read report that covers numerous facets of the patient’s vision and potential issues, helping them to prescribe an appropriate therapy for correcting problems and maximizing visual performance.
Availability: To download the guide, visit info.righteye.com/reading-learning-guide-social.
This major update to 3DNA’s version 1.8 includes a Digital Dispensing System for its retail kiosks, new frame designs and new material options. The system enables opticians to easily design and order frames on a per-patient basis.
Features: The Digital Dispensing System adds two new customer journeys. The first, Wizard Mode, is a streamlined version that simplifies the experience via step by step process. The second, Magic Mode, automatically presents shape variations based on lifestyle and fashion preferences, and what styles are trending in the market.
The Digital Dispensing System is a self-serve option to relieve short-staffed opticians, so patients can easily and conveniently arrive at the design they like best. At the conclusion of the process, an optician is summoned to finalize details and confirm lens selection. New frame collections enable the kiosks to see all the design variations made locally and ones made by other opticians in the network, providing a continual feed of fresh designs.
3DNA now offers new materials and combinations including 18 karat gold, sterling silver with platinum plating and various combinations for luxury clientele. Organic materials can now be combined with pure carbon fiber and buffalo horn, increasing the combination options.
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A Web-enabled platform that addresses the global problems of data silos and disconnected clinical communication in health care.
Features: Designed to facilitate seamless co-managed care, the cloud-based Oculo platform connects physicians regardless of location or the systems they use in their practices to facilitate the instant and secure transfer of patient data. Oculo powers the secure sharing of referrals, clinical imaging and test results between physicians.
Oculo reports that in Australia, over 80 percent of ophthalmologists and 65 percent of optometrists are using Oculo to communicate and share clinical imaging and data securely to facilitate better care for over 750,000 patients. In New Zealand, just 12 months post launch, over 60 percent of eyecare professionals are using Oculo.
Availability: Oculo is now working to connect clinicians with their patients around the world. In March, Oculo partnered with Topcon Healthcare Solutions, a global leader in eyecare devices and image management.