At Sight Savers Optical, success begins with the belief that their customers and employees are their most trusted and valued assets. “We are a proud and caring people working together in harmony with our community to provide a long lasting, memorable and value-added product and service to create a loyal and satisfied customer for life.”
A member of the Optical Dynamics family for more than 15-years, Sight Savers is a successful business that capitalizes on the Q-2100 Digital Lens System in their state-of-the-art laboratory.
Earlier this month, Dr. Calder and associates added the nanoCLEAR AR unit to their business model. The ability to offer just-in-time delivery of anti-reflective lenses and mirror lenses to their patients was key in their decision making process. Training Manager Rafael Ortiz, was pleased to install at their location.
Impressed by their teamwork and commitment to their patients, Rafael is certain they will be as successful with the nanoLCEAR AR unit as they are with their Q-2100.Congratulations Sight Savers Optical on your newest technology purchase!
Eye Center Boutique of Puerto Rico opened their eleventh location with a Q-2100 Digital Lens System and nanoCLEAR AR unit this April. “With ten very successful shops across the island, adding an ECB location at the busiest mall on the island was a goal.” The newest location, positioned in the tourist center of San Juan, continues to capitalize on their unique optical concept of selling high end handbags and accessories with prescription eyewear. A better way to cater to fashion conscious consumers with discerning taste.
Optical Dynamics is proud to have our technology as an integral part of their business plan and looks forward to working with this amazing retail chain as they continue to grow.
Belleville Optical located on the island of Barbados, has long been a believer in the benefits of in office lens production. In business since 1994, Belleville Optical added the Q-2100 Digital Lens System to her practice in 1999. With limited lens procurement options available on the island, Belleville wanted an in-office system that was user friendly and easy to integrate. “I added the Q-2100 technology to improve turn around time for delivering spectacles to our patients” shared the location. “It has drastically improved our delivery time thereby improving our cash flow,” the location added.
Belleville’s practice primarily caters to the forty and over demographic. For this reason, the quality of the progressive design and finished lens was very important to the decision making process. “Patients are very happy with the lightness and clarity of the lenses.” Located in a sunny warm climate, photochromics were also of key importance and Belleville’s patients love the sunSMART II photochromics.
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 nearly 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.
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.Inflatable water slide
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.
The primary operator of the equipment proudly wears the lenses she made with the system. She has been running the system for a few years and in her words, “it’s the bomb!” When asked about the nanoCLEAR AR, the team shared their success rate with the product. “We have used some of the biggest AR names on the market and this is just as good if not better than the competition.”
As mentioned on the company website, they have a full in-house lab and full dispensary to provide control over quality of products and quick turn around time. The team at Advanced EyeCare is happy to have the technology on-site for improved optics, lens quality and delivery speed.
Eye Center Boutique, a franchise optical chain with locations in San Juan, Caguas, Bayamon, Montehiedra, Ponce, Humacao and Maguayo capitalize on just-in-time delivery of eyewear with their Q-2100 Digital Lens System.
New advertising material and store signage highlights their use of this in-store technology. Combining high end frames with fashion handbags and shoes, Eye Center Boutique is a unique shopping experience. Boutiques carry, clearLIGH, sunSMART, ultraSUN and nanoCLEAR for a full array of lens products.
Optical Dynamics is proud to be a key part of the ECB business model.
Eye Mobile, Antigua, owned by Mr. Byron Andrews, offers high quality designer brand frames, lenses, contact lenses, and the leading technology in vision correction at competitive prices. Adding the Q-2100 in 2010 and the nanoCLEAR AR, Byron and his staff are thrilled to provide just-in-time delivery of eyeglass lenses to locals and tourists alike.
Central Optical Limited, Jamaica, owned by Dr. and Mr. Riley-Ricketts, is a high traffic location, booked months in advanced. Adding the Q-2100 with nanoCLEAR AR unit to their lab and they are very successful with onsite lens production.
Optica Select, in the Antilles, owned by Dr. Fredrich Davelaar, is an ophthalmology clinic with dispensary in the city of Curacao. Purchasing a Q-2100 with CFL molds for their lab, they are a staunch supporter of the progressive designs and its benefit to their patients. They expect to add the nanoCLEAR AR unit to their practice in the coming months.
Other Q-2100 system users may be found on the islands of Puerto Rico, Guam, Saipan, and Barbados.
Many of Optical Dynamics lens products are well suited for warm tropical locations. The ultraSUN sunglass photochromic handles warm temperatures extremely well and is ideal for patients who spend a lot of time outdoors in sunny climates. With our nanoCLEAR AR product, because of the way its processed, it is essentially impossible to induce craze in the AR stack. As a result, nanoCLEAR AR is damaged far less in boiling water and salt water tests than vacuum lenses, for a durable AR coating in coastal locations.
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