Pearle Vision Franchisee Long Time Advocate

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Pearle Vision Cleveland, TN has been caring for their patients since 1961. With a dedication to providing genuine eye care with eye exams, high quality lenses, and a wide offering of brand name frames, current franchise owner Aaron Wilson has been a long time advocate of in-office lens production.

Pearle 5 StarOne of several Pearle franchise locations utilizing the technology, Mr. Wilson added the Q-2100 to his practice in early 2006 and the nanoCLEAR AR unit later that same year. Providing same or next day delivery of anti-reflective eyewear was a motivating factor in his decision to pursue in-office lens production. The addition of the technology was an important boon to his business and he added a second system configuration to his lab for increased production.

With eye health and wellness as their primary focus, Pearle Vision Cleveland, TN has received many 5 star customer reviews for their business and service.

Optical Dynamics Introduces amplifEYE Monomer

amplify logo black greenIntroducing amplifEYE, its like HDR for your EYES! Through advanced spectral filtration, amplifEYE lenses selectively block color waves for a more vibrant and sturated view of the world.

Designed for use outdoors, haze an glare are virtually eliminated and color contrast is enhanced for surroundings bursting with color.

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Available for use with the Q-2100, amplifEYE lenses boost color perception for vivid shades of blue, green, and red.

Call for more information on how to add amplifEYE to your practice 800-797-2743, today!

Why Can’t I Use Expired nanoCLEAR AR Chemistry?

Since our AR chemistries rely heavily on nanoparticles to give them toughness and the right optical properties, they require a little more care than our other materials. To figure out how long they last we did long-term testing here at high, low, and room temperatures. We also thought about what they’d go through in normal storage and shipping. If you use your AR chemistry by the expiration date we expect your lenses to perform just as ours do here. If it’s past the expiration date or was stored incorrectly things aren’t as predictable.

Spending a long time at extreme temperatures or even just sitting around will eventually cause the nanoparticles to stick together. Once that happens their properties change and so do the coatings that are made with them. Expired chemistry can give you hazy coatings or ones that aren’t nearly as tough as they should be. It can also clog up the dispense filters in your nanoCLEAR unit or cause other coating defects like comets.

If we didn’t have to have an expiration date we wouldn’t use one. At this time nanoparticle-based liquid chemistries of all kinds just tend to have shorter shelf lives than those without them. If we figure out a way around it, you can bet we’ll use it. For now though, the expiration date is something we need.

Compete with the Big Box with a Better Lens

Ortiz Eye Associates has been utilizing the Optical Dynamics Digital Lens System for over 12 years with marked success. Chris Ortiz, Lab Manager, has been actively involved in lens production from installation. A busy location, Chris and his team produce 30 pair per month or more with their unit.

“I am pleased with the quality of the lenses we offer,” said Chris. “The hard coat is second to none and we offer all available photochromics including sunSMART grey, sunSMART brown, and ultraSUN,” added Chris.

“Our patients love the turnaround time and they know they can get quality lenses quickly at our location, shared Chris. “We can compete with the box stores & deliver a better quality lens from our certified opticians,” he concluded.

Top Mega Market Trends 2017

Eyecare Business January 2017

  1. Boomers are Yesterday’s News: 25% of millennials now represent a full quarter of ECPs’ patient base.
  2. Online Sellers = Today’s Evil Empire: The biggest challenge you are facing is competition from online sellers.
  3. Pricing Strategies that Ring at the Register: Most compete with online sellers in one of three ways: discounting products, lowering prices and bringing BOGO back. Year 2017
  4. Blue Light Lenses will Deliver Profits: A whopping 84% of ECPs predict that blue-light-blocking lenses will increase in sales over the next two years.
  5. Frame Profits Rise: 67% of total dispensary sales are in Rx-ready optical frames.
  6. Lens Processing Profits Grow A Lot – Profits from in-office finishing are skyrocketing.
  7. Multifocals to Grow Contact Lens Sales: A full 71% see multifocals as the soft contact lens category with the most growth potential over the next year.
  8. Online Marketing is Key!
  9. Social Media + Facebook Rules: Offer Wi-Fi in your waiting room.
  10. Wearables = Opportunity: Attitudes are changing about wearable technology.

 

 

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!

Satisfying Your Patients

Satisfying your patients is a full time job. If you don’t treat them right someone else will. Treat them well and they will help you sell!

clearLIGHT PLUS and sunSMART lenses are the some of the best lenses they have ever purchased. Make sure to educate them during the sales process. Consumers are sharper than ever. They want information and knowledge. Help them understand, in simple terms why their lenses are better. Remember, they need to be able to explain it to their friends when bragging about their new lenses.

clearLIGHT PLUS digital  lenses are clearer, sharper and provide enhanced comfort over traditional lenses. This is because each Rx is custom processed to the patient’s prescription using digital free-form molds. There is no grinding and polishing as with traditional lenses.

Digital Lens                                 Traditional Lens

sunSMART II grey or brown digital lenses are a lighter, faster photochromic lens and are longer lasting and more comfortable than other photochromics options. This is because the photochromic dyes are throughout the entire lens and not just a coating. Combined with the same processing attributes as clearLIGHT , the sunSMART II lens provides an optimum photochromic experience.

nanoCLEAR AR digital lenses reduce glare, are easy to clean and have excellent durability. The patient benefits of AR coating are undeniable. By minimizing surface reflections AR coating improves vision when dealing with overhead lighting, computer screens, window glare and vision during night driving. Offer your patients this premium coating for improved vision.

With AR Coating                  Without AR Coating

Steps to Demolding

The monomer inside the cavity has been solidified during the curing cycle. Once the curing cycle is complete, the mold cavities are demolded to expose the lens surface. The assembly should be separated while still warm. Try not to “force” molds off the lens. If a mold does not release, simply return it to the soaking container and try again.

Start with the right cavity. Peel off the gasket. Wipe the edge of the lens with a lint free cloth to remove monomer residue.

Sseparate one of the molds from the assembly with the demolding tool. Insert the tool into the notch located opposite the fill port. Only use the tool as a wedge or to pry. If a mold does not come off, soak the entire assembly for at least 30 seconds in the demolding container and try again.

Put the freed mold in the soaking container for later cleaning and place the remaining mold/lens assembly to soak for at least 1 minute. The lens will release from the remaining mold.

If the last mold does not come off after soaking in the demolding container, try to gently using the demolding tool.

Put the molds in the soaking tub and the lens back in the job tray. Repeat this process for the left side. The molds should all be in the soaking tub and the lenses in the job try when you finish this step.

Digital Lens Technology Improves Service Levels

Lynn Bohlender, Certified Lab Technician for Northwest Optometry in Englewood, OH has successfully been operating the Q-2100 Digital Lens System with nanoCLEAR AR for over fifteen years. As shared on the practice website, “Lynn is the behind the scene detailed technician who produces our accurate in-house ophthalmic lenses the doctors prescribe for the patient’s prescription.”

As one of the first optometry practices to add the in-office nanoCLEAR AR unit to their business, Lynn was pleased with its purchase. “I like how easy it is to put on the AR coating or hardcoat with nanoCLEAR AR unit,” shared Lynn. When we first added the technology to Dr. Studebaker’s practice we could only process scratch coating and applied it by hand. I appreciate the additional capabilities of the newest equipment,” he added.

According to the practice, “our in-office optical laboratory has the ability to produce many of our own ophthalmic lenses, including even more complex, progressive addition lenses, photochromic and even anti-reflective lenses. Emergency service for broken or lost lenses can usually be provided the same day if necessary.” Lynn likes the fact that that this technology gives him the capability of producing a lens for a patient in the shortest amount of time.