Keep Your Q-2100 Looking Like New!

Don’t forget to regularly clean your Q-2100 Digital Lens System. The production process involves varying materials that produce small amounts of debris with each job processed. Buildup and leftover residue can cause your unit to perform below its optimal levels. Keep your system looking  and running like new with the following daily & weekly tasks.

Daily Maintenance

  • Keep production area and machines clean wiping up any spills
  • Remove and clean out excess fluid from the spin bowls and blot dry
  • Clean excess coating build up from the spin stages
  • Wipe down the drawers in the main chamber and post cure chamber
  • Visually inspect the filter plates for any residue and wipe clean with Kaydrys and Q-Spray if necessary
  • Ensure that all molds are cleaned and returned to the mold storage cabinet and never leave molds to soak overnight
  • Top off all cleaning solutions and monomer as needed

Weekly Maintenance

  • Remove the Q-2100’s front panels and visually inspect the air filters. Clean the filters with tap water and a mild soap if necessary. Blot dry and allow to dry overnight before returning to the panel
  • With the oven at room temperature, clean the glass plate in the top of the oven box (DO NOT attempt to clean the glass while the oven is hot). Use Q-Spray and a clean, nonabrasive cloth to clean. Reinstall the front panels
  • Change Q-Soak solutions at least once per week unless required more frequently due to volume or contamination
  • Remove spin bowls to soak overnight in a separate tub or bucket and then scrub with a scrub pad and rinse with hot water. Due to volume or debris build up this process may be required more frequently than once per week.
  • Change scrub pads as needed

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.