Celebrate Our Independence!

4th of July“Fourscore and seven years ago, our fathers brought fourth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” Abraham Lincoln”

Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.” Louis. D Brandeis

“Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” Benjamin Franklin

Digital Lens Technology, a Greener Alternative to Traditional Lens Surfacing

The Q-2100 Digital Lens System is a green alternative as compared to traditional lens surfacing. With the Q-2100 lenses are produced direct from the bottle of liquid lens material to the finished Rx. No longer must one inventory hundreds of lens blanks to be processed to the finished prescription. A single bottle of lens material is all the operator needs to make any Rx within a broad range. Whether you need a plus lens, a minus lens, a progressive or a flattop you produce what you need in the quantity you need it.

hite background.More importantly, the digital casting process eliminates the large amount of waste typically associated with traditional lens surfacing.  Lenses are not made into thick semi-finished “hockey pucks” to be ground and polish to the finished Rx. This eliminates all the polishing slurry and lens material waste that needs to be filtered, cleaned, and properly disposed as part of the existing lens manufacturing process. When optical practices process lenses in house, the traditional transportation by-products in the channel of distribution are also reduced.

“Optical Dynamics digital lens fabrication system is a greener alternative to traditional lens manufacturing,” states Michael Yager, VP of Sales. “Our system is environmentally friendly, has a very low carbon footprint, low power consumption and can be safely operated in an eyecare professional’s environment. At Optical Dynamics we continue to search for the best alternatives for all our new product designs,” added Yager.

The Q-2100 Digital Lens System occupies little space, is clean, quite and self diagnostic. With the additional benefit of producing free form quality lenses the system is an ideal choice for the progressive optical practice.

It’s Derby Time, Let’s Run for the Roses!

Located in Kentucky, come early May, it’s all about the horses, Derby horses to be exact. This year will be the 148th running of the world famous Kentucky Derby. What some people have dubbed the “most exciting two minutes in sports.” With the singing of My Old Kentucky Home, the array of outlandish derby hats and the drinking of the traditional mint julep, the first Saturday in May is always an event!

Happy Derby Day from Optical Dynamics! (throwback 2016)

hat contest

 

Thunder Over Louisville!

Thunder Over Louisville, the exciting annual kickoff event of the Kentucky Derby Festival is the largest annual firework show in North America and is spectacular!

Thunder starts in the afternoon with an air show, followed by the fireworks show at 9:30PM. Eight 400-ft barges launch the fireworks from both sides of the 2nd Street Bridge and from the bridge itself. Up to 750,000 people attend this amazing spectacle along the Ohio river each year.

If you ever find yourself in Louisville on the Saturday 2-weeks before Kentucky Derby Day, make plans to spend the night and experience for yourself the majesty of Thunder Over Louisville! Happy Thunder!!!!

 

How Does nanoCLEAR AR Perform in Ocean Climates?

We are often asked how nanoCLEAR™ AR performs in humid beach city climates as compared to vacuum AR. Well, nanoCLEAR AR and vaccum AR vacuum AR (whether it’s Crizal™ or some other brand) have very different failure modes. In the better vacuum AR stacks, craze is the root cause of most failures and patient returns. With the nanoCLEAR AR lens, its essentially impossible to induce craze.  As a result, our AR is damaged far less in boiling water and salt water tests than vacuum lenses

With vacuum AR on a plastic lens, the thermal expansion rates are vastly different between the AR and the lens. Since the AR layers are also brittle, they tend to fracture under the stress created when the lens heats up and expands. Once that happens, contaminants work their way into the stack more easily and can cause delamination. Even if delamination is avoided, craze typically causes haze, so once it’s severe enough that will lead to a returned lens as well.

Since our nanoCLEAR AR uses plastic binders and nanoparticles, the thermal expansion rates of the AR and lens can be matched, which eliminates craze failures. That’s not to say we never have failures, all AR can be damaged by patients, however, nanoCLEAR AR performs well in hot, humid coastal regions. Just ask our customers in Miami, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean!

Optical Dynamics Introduces amplifEYE Monomer

amplify logo black greenHave you added ampliFEYE? It’s like HDR for your EYES! Through advanced spectral filtration, amplifEYE lenses selectively block color waves for a more vibrant and saturated view of the world.

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

amplifEYE with elephants

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 today! 800-797-2743