Optical Dynamics Hosts Q-2100 Owners

dr-b-and-dr-m-trainingOptical Dynamics was pleased to host Dr. Mayee Ballesteros and Dr. Sharon Bauc for an education session at our headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Mayee from Baguio City and Dr. Bauc from Davao City, both located in the islands of the Philippines, attended International Vision Expo West in Las Vegas then traveled to Louisville. The Doctors spent time with Training Manager, Bob Miller. reviewing best production practices and with VP Sales, Mike Yager, discussing new products and enhancing sales techniques. Dr. Mayee and Dr. Sharon were awarded a training certificate by Mr. Miller upon completion of the session.

dr-b-and-dr-m-louisvilleBaugio City is located in the mountains on the island of Luzon, the largest and most populous island. Davao City is on the island of Mindanao, with a city population of over 1.6 million. Focusing on photochromics, including the sun&FUN line, as well as anit-reflective coating and nanoCHROME mirrors, the Doctors purchased the Q-2100 Digital Lens System from distributor Optical Dynamics Philippines to provide just-in-time delivery of high end and fashion forward lens products.

In addition to training time, Marketing Manager, Julianne West showed them around our great city of Louisville. The entire team at Optical Dynamics enjoyed the time spent with two great Q-2100 users!

Cast Digital Lenses In-House

Offer your patients one-hour lenses while cutting lab costs in half with the Q-2100R Digital Lens System from Optical Dynamics.

Kenneth N. Johnson, ABOM, NCLC, LDO, Vision Care Product News

Do you want to offer patients same-day lenses cast in-house? Do you want to reduce your lab bills? If so, an in-office lens casting system might be the answer. The Q-2100R Digital Lens System from Optical Dynamics can help grow your business while driving down costs by up to 50%.

FREE-FORM TECHNOLOGY
The Optical Dynamics Q-2100R Digital Lens System incorporates free-form technology into the design and manufacture of the progressive and single vision molds it supplies with the unit. In this way, the lenses made with these digital molds benefit from the features of free-form manufacturing. One advantage is the increased surface accuracy of the lens designs, another is the increased power accuracy of the prescription created. The outcome is better surface quality and more accuracy in the curves generated through much tighter tolerances.

HOW IT WORKS
To make a lens, free-form glass molds are injected with the liquid monomer using the Q-2100R Flash Fill System. The Q-2100R is computerized and easy for staff to master. After the Rx has been entered, the appropriate molds are loaded. The machine scrubs the molds under high pressure to ensure cleanliness, and if an anti-reflective (AR) treatment is to be applied, it is done at this stage. The molds are assembled and injected with liquid polymer. The material is then cured in a light chamber, followed by a post-curing chamber, after which your AR Rx lenses are done. The whole process takes 30 to 90 minutes

LENS OPTIONS
Optical Dynamics offers a family of premium progressive, bifocal, and single vision lenses that are custom molded to a patient’s exact prescription. These are produced using a variety of progressive lens design molds, and both spherical and aspherical FT28 molds as well as aspheric single vision molds. Another option is atoric back molds for minus lenses to further control curves and distortion for myopes. The company’s proprietary liquid monomer, called clearLIGHT PLUS, is available in a clear form. It also has three photochromic options named sunSMART II grey, sunSMART II brown, and a new extra active sunglass version called ultraSUN II. All the lenses, according to Optical Dynamics, have an impact resistance that meets FDA standards even when cast to a 1.5mm center thickness, work well with drill mounts, and are tintable.

If you’re looking to increase profits, reduce turnaround time, and add in-house lens casting, the Q-2100R may be your answer.

Kenneth N. Johnson is the Optical Manager at Professional Eyecare in Waterford CT.

I Broke a Mold During Lens Production

The Q-2100 Lens system utilizes digital free form crown glass molds during the lens production process.  There is an infrequent possibility that a mold may break during production. Use the following tips to diagnose the reason.

Mold Breakage During the Demolding Process

Possible Cause #1: Mold was directly placed into the soaking solution before one mold was separated from the mold assembly and while still hot. This can cause thermal shock to the mold.

Solution: Demold one of the molds from the mold assembly prior to placing in the Q-Soak solution

Possible Cause #2: Improper technique when using the demolding tool

Solution: The operator needs to pry (not twist) the molds apart with the proper Optical Dynamics demolding tool. If the operator twists the demolding tool the corners of the tool may have stressed the mold to break or chip.

Mold Breakage Inside the Post Cure Chamber

Possible Cause: The mold assembly may not have been processed in a timely manner.

Solution: Ensure that the mold assembly is immediately placed into the Post Cure chamber after the initial does of light in the Main Chamber.

For additional technical support, please call the Bob’s at 800-797-2743 ext. 276 or ext. 283

 

The Million Dollar Practice’s Keys to Success

Vision Monday, July 21st, 2014

  1. Success ImageLocation, location, location was a recurring theme among million dollar doctors. If your not in a position to purchase a building, be sure to pick a visible, easily accessible location.
  2. Each underscored the importance of a comfortable office.
  3. Hire, train, pay and incentivize people properly.
  4. Stay abreast of current technology. Some even suggest buying a new piece of equipment each year to add to the range of diagnostic services you can offer your patients and others recommend having an in-office laboratory to make glasses on site.
  5. Control your personal overhead.
  6. Don’t try to be all things to all people and don’t try to blame others for your shortcomings
  7. Arrive early, stay late and be a person integrity
  8. Lastly, don’t forget that most practices are built by one referral at a time

Optical Dynamics & Vision Dynamics Lab to Attend Vision Expo West

Representatives from Optical Dynamics and Vision Dynamics Laboratory are pleased to attend this year’s Vision Expo West Thursday September 15th  through Saturday September 17th.  Although not exhibiting at the  show, representatives will be available for onsite appointments should you wish to meet and discuss our Digital Lens Technology and/or Lab Services.

Attendees will include:

  • John Dippold, President Optical Dynamics ext. 285
  • Michael Yager, VP Sales Optical Dynamics ext. 291
  • Eric Lindquist, Account Manager – elindquist@visdynlab.com
  • Julianne West, Director of Sales Admin & Mkt ext. 253

For appointments, please call 800-797-2743

Exhibit hours for the event are as follows:

  • Thursday, September 15th 9:30am – 6:00pm
  • Friday, September 16th 9:30am – 6:00pm
  • Saturday, September 17th 9:30am – 5:00pm

We look forward to meeting with you at this year’s event!

How Does My Q-2100™ Compare?

How do i compareHow does my Q-2100 Digital Lens System compare to other in office lens systems?

Your Q-2100™ Digital Lens System with nanoCLEAR™ AR delivers proven free form quality progressives in regular and short corridor, ASV and FT-28, with market vetted design acceptance and AR performance. Your Q-2100 utilizes digitally mastered reusable crown glass molds that allow you to produce premium index clearLIGHT™ lenses, one of three premium sunSMART™ photochromic varieties or five nanoCHROME mirror colors. With an extensive power range of +4.00 to -6.00/-2.50 cylinder and the optimal use of four base curves, your system will produce a wide range of premium lenses that are on power each and every time. With a Q-2100 system, the more lenses you produce the lower your cost per pair when factoring in the equipment cost. Optical Dynamics’ philosophy has always been the on-going material and coating costs must be as low as possible. You invest in the platform and then maximize profits from the low cost lenses you produced. This provides the best possible return on investment.

Your Q-2100 system maximizes your profits by minimizing the number of items that need to be stocked and reordered. If you have monomer, coating and gaskets you can make any power lens in any design. While you can do the majority of lenses in-office, there are times when you need specialty lenses or out of range Rxs. With support from Vision Dynamics Lab for out of range product, you can keep your patients in the same great materials and designs by ordering uncut lenses at market leading prices. We offer this as a value added benefit for all Q-2100 system owners.

For  practices that want to offer a broad range of lenses, materials and coatings, are interested in dramatically reducing costs and understand the value of over a decade of market success and 150 issued worldwide patents, the Q-2100 is the choice for you.

Arlington Eye Physicians, a Team of Ophthalmologists, Believes In Delivering a Premium Product at a Lower Price than Competitors

Steven Bernstein at Arlington Eye Physicians in the Chicago area believes that the senior population he serves belongs in progressives rather than lined bifocals–more often than not.  “The Optical Dynamics 2100 and its AR unit allow me to make patients a premium product in the progressives category and eliminate the lines that interrupt vision.  A progressive is nothing more than a trifocal without lines.”  He averages about 7 or so pairs a day in-house with the tabletop lens production system, which generates about $500,000 a year.  Optical Dynamics offers the only technology that can cut your lab related lens and AR expense by up to 70% immediately.

And, he adds, “Photochromics are another recommended item for everybody that wears glasses.”  His shop has added the ultraSUN sunglass photo and sunSmart brown to its lineup of product.   “I love the new ultraSUN!  They go 3x to 5x darker than other photochromics and any form of anti-glare enhances vision.  It gives us another avenue of something new to offer and this marketplace is so competitive, we’ve got to stay ahead.”  The response?  “People either love ‘em or leave ‘ em, I ask every single patient to try the photochromics.”  The downside, as with all photochromics, remains that behind the wheel they do not get as dark, as if you were outside, since most car windows are tinted, but the new ultraSUN does have moderate activation behind a windshield.

Bernstein says he solved the pricing differential by keeping photochromics and progressives at the same fee structure.  “We offer the patient the better product at the same pricing as a progressive, and this pushes people to try it—you bet.  I’ve thought about charging extra, but the same price gives the option to the patient, and our practice would like our patients to be in the best product for them.”  He has determined that there is still margin, a nice markup, even with this approach.

At least once or twice a day, a patient comes in that has had a real emergency, and needs a new pair of eyeglasses now, he says.  “This is where the Optical Dynamics system really holds value—we’ve got to get these patients into a new pair of glasses in the same day.  I designed my lab myself and it’s like a gourmet kitchen.  One whole wall is the Optical Dynamics product line.”  The entire process allows Optical Dynamics in-house lens production setups to make a complete pair of lenses in as little as 25 minutes. AR lenses in a little over an hour.

Eric Lindquist, National Sales Manager

Vision Dynamics Laboratory National Account Manager Eric Lindquist, introduces Vision Dynamics’ lab services to retail and laboratory locations across the US.

Eric began his optical career as an optician in Rochester New York, deciphering the ins and outs of dispensing and fitting eyewear to patients. During his time in retail, Eric learned first hand the importance of finding a dependable lab with premium products and reliable delivery times. He understands that patient satisfaction and practice profitability are directly related to the quality and cost of the lens products dispensed.

From dispensing optician, Eric took his love of sales to a major frame manufacturer where he worked as a territory manager covering a four sate region. Interacting with Opticians, Optometrists and Ophthalmologists, he grew sales in his territory significantly developing long lasting relationships for repeat business.  Through his years dealing one on one with decision makers, Eric appreciates the value of listening to the client and developing programs to meet their specific needs.

Eric then took his growing abilities to a sales and marketing position for a specialty lens manufacturer managing and implementing new products and sales programs. By monitoring the needs of the industry, he also helped to introduce and brand revolutionary new lens products to the US optical market.

Eric’s comprehensive optical background is an advantage to any retail or laboratory location looking to improve their product offering and bottom line. Let Eric introduce you to Vision Dynamics’ lab services today. 866-837-2020 ext: 383 or elindquist@visdynlab.com