Optical Dynamics Introduces Blue Light Lens Monomer

blueVIEW defenseOptical Dynamics is pleased to introduce blueVIEW defense, sunglasses for your indoor world.

Optical Dynamics’ indoor lens with advanced spectral filtration protects against visual discomfort and possible damage from exposure to HEV and blue spectrum light waves.  Infused with an array of organic pigments, blueVIEW defense helps block and absorb a varying level of violet and blue light across a 400-500nm spectrum. blueVIEW people pic

This design provides 100% attenuation in the UV spectrum and gradually allows more light to pass as the waves lengthen for balanced protection. blueVIEW defense filters all types of blue light encountered in everyday indoor activities, while enhancing visual acuity, reducing eye strain, and retaining natural color perception.

Once you experience the comfort of blueVIEW defense you’ll never want to be inside without them again.

Call today about blueVIEW defense monomer for your Q-2100 Digital Lens System 800-797-2743 today!

Guidlines for Good Communication

Always remember the importance of good communication even in difficult situations. It can make the difference between a positive customer experience for repeat business or an unhappy customer that dose not return.

Listening:

  • Give your full attention to the speaker
  • Do not interrupt
  • Maintain eye contact
  • Use positive body language
  • Use active listening signals such as head movement for agreement

Verbal:

  • Be open
  • Be honest
  • Be courteous
  • Be constructive
  • Do not promote defensiveness

Written:

  • Write with a clear purpose in mind
  • Precision of message
  • Non confrontational
  • A hand written card/thank you is always a nice touch

Maintenace Schedule nanoCLEAR AR

You should always do your best to stay on top of your daily and weekly maintenance schedules for the nanoCLEAR AR unit.

By adhering to the schedule you can help ensure that your equipment continues to function at peak performance levels.

 

DAILY- nanoCLEAR AR Unit

  1. Check fluid levels and replace as needed
  2. Clean the internal deck
  3. Wipe down external shell
  4. Inspect and clean suction ring

Daily – nanoCLEAR Wash Module

  1. Check wash solution supply container for proper operating level – refill as needed.
  2. Remove waste water reservoir from system and empty, then replace container
  3. Wipe down external shell

Weekly – nanoCLEAR AR Unit

  1. Remove and clean pre-filter (located on the back of the unit)

 

Your New Secret Sauce

Eyecare Business December 2017. For full article and details click here.

10 of the most critical ingredient in a recipe for success:

  • Target messaging
  • Get the right media buy
  • Use “me” marketing
  • Do after-hours
  • Put on a show
  • Hold a mini seminar
  • Define generations
  • Tell your story via social media
  • Post with purpose
  • Define the bottom line

 

Can I Use Different Chemicals to Clean My Molds and Lenses?

Cleaning chemicalsIt can be tempting to try to save a few pennies by using industrial chemicals or household cleaners to clean molds and lenses. Unfortunately there’s no way to know exactly what’s in a lot of these cleaners or to be sure that you’ll get the same thing twice even if you buy the same product. “Simple” things like denatured alcohol aren’t safe either; there are hundreds of different denaturing chemicals and processes. How these things will affect the casting process and equipment isn’t easy to predict.

Our cleaners use the minimum number of ingredients necessary to get the job done. There are no colorants or scents added. Since we control the formulations, we also ensure that only high-purity components go in them. It’s the only way we can be sure they will be effective while also being friendly to your molds and lenses. If you stick with our cleaners you don’t have to worry about contaminating your molds, affecting the casting process, or damaging your lens coatings.

IQ or EQ

Eyecare Business September 2017, by Stephanie De Long. For full article click here.

“It’s the other kind of smart,” says Travis Bradberry, Ph.D., co-founder and president of TalentSmart, a provider of emotional intelligence tests and training to more than 75% of Fortune 500 companies.

“Emotional intelligence (EQ) is your ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others,” explains Bradberry. Additionally, he says it is “your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships.”

TIP #1 Look Beyond IQ:

IQ is what it is—it is a fixed point for everyone. On the other hand, EQ can be developed and affects how we manage behavior, navigate workplace complexities, and make business decisions. MAKE THE CONNECTION Emotional intelligence is made up of core skills that fall under two primary competencies—personal and social. Personal competence is your ability to stay aware of your emotions and manage your behavior and tendencies. Social competence is your ability to understand other people’s moods, behavior, and motives in order to improve relationships. All can be developed to put you in better touch with yourself and others.

TIP #2 Actions, Not Words:

Great bosses believe in their people, and this belief drives them to create an environment where people thrive. They inspire trust through actions, not just words. MAKE THE CONNECTION Let’s explore a couple of characteristics that set great bosses apart and that can be developed by increasing your EQ.

TIP #3 Keep Calm:

The ability to manage emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to job performance. TalentSmart has found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress. MAKE THE CONNECTION The University of California, Berkeley, found that the onset of stress entices the brain into growing new cells responsible for improved memory. However, this is seen only when stress is intermittent. As soon as it continues beyond a few moments, it suppresses the brain’s ability to develop new cells. Fortunately, unless a lion is chasing you, the bulk of your stress is subjective and under your control.

Mold Cleaning & Storage

Molds normally have residue and flashing on the surface and edges after use. All debris must be removed before the molds can be used again successfully. Clean molds must be stored properly to ensure mold safety while not in use. Additionally, proper mold storage simplifies the picking process when the mold is needed again.

Mold should be left in the soaking containers for at least 5 minutes before cleaning.

Scrub molds thoroughly with the disposable mold scrubber supplied by Optical Dynamics. Never use other types of pads as mold damage may occur. Pay special attention to edges and segment line when cleaning. Rinse the molds with running water if it is available. If running water is not available, use a container of tap water to rinse the molds (change the rinse container water frequently). Spray the rinsed molds immediately with Q-Spray and wipe them dry. NEVER store a wet mold or permanent water spotting may occur.

It is very important that all molds are stored properly and organized. Each space in a mold storage drawer is labeled for one specific mold. Make sure the mold you place there is the right one.

Once clean and dry, read the mold designation near the edge of the mold and find the proper location in the storage unit. Put the mold back into its wrapper (to help protect from dirt and scratching) and gently put into the alloted space.

Having a Ball

Eyecare Business October, 2017 by Stephanie K. De Long: Vision neophyte? Here, we break down the eye and its incredible functions so you have the backstory in sight. For complte article click here.

CORNEA: Like a window, this clear, transparent front covering admits light, begins the refractive process, and keeps foreign particles out.

IRIS: Picture this! This flat, colored part of the eye divides the eye’s anterior chamber (front) from its posterior chamber (back) and controls light levels much like the aperture on a camera.

PUPIL: The black circular opening in the center of the iris that lets in light, the pupil has an adjustable opening. Light projects through the pupil, controlling the intensity of light allowed to strike the lens.

LENS: Right behind the iris and pupil, the lens helps focus light on the back of the eye. In a constant state of adjustment, it allows you to see small details. Any presbyope can tell you what happens when it loses elasticity.

RETINA: The area at the back of the eye, the retina receives the refined, visual message from the front of the eye and uses electrical signals to transmit it along the optic nerve to the brain.

FOVEA: A small depression in the retina where visual acuity is highest.

OPTIC DISC + NERVE: The optic disc is called the blind spot, because there are no receptors in this part of the retina. This is where all axons of the ganglion cells leave the retina to form the optic nerve. The eye’s carrier pigeon, the optic nerve carries impulses converted in the retina to the brain.