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, blueVIEW, amplifEYE 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.

Changing Main Chamber Actinic Lamps

1. Follow the steps outlined in the Service Help Screen for “Lamp On Time”.

2. Remove the Main Chamber face plate by pulling it off

3. Remove the two screws on the front of the Main Chamber

4. Gently pull out the drawer assembly

5. Remove the lamps by twisting them and then gently pulling them from the lamp holders

6. Install new lamps by pushing them into the lamp holders and twisting them in to lock them

7. Make sure new bulbs are securely installed before continuing

8. Reinstall the drawer assembly when all required bulb changes are complete

9. Make sure drawer assembly screws are reinstalled and tightened

10. Snap the Main Chamber face plate back on

Discussion with Dr. Eric Thai, Premier Eye & Optical, LA

Just-In-Time Delivery Guarantees that the Patient Comes Back with Other Family Members

In Baton Rouge, LA, nestled near a dental office and inside an office condo is the headquarters of Premier Eye & Optical.  Lead Optometrist Dr. Eric Thai serves a mixed population, from middle-aged families to the low income singles.  After a brief career inside a large eyewear mega-facility, Dr. Thai knew that he wanted to offer his patients a chance for personal care, quick turnaround, and money savings.

“When I found the Optical Dynamics in-house lens production system, the Q-2100, its sheer practicality appealed,” he said.  In his average day he can almost always dispense to patients a finished pair of eyeglasses in less than two hours.  Premier Eyecare & Optical has moved to just-in-time delivery in recent months on most prescriptions, including lined and no-line (Progressive) Multifocals as well as sunSMART photochromic Grey and Brown. “We do about 5 to 10 pairs of lenses in a weekday, and I make them myself.  It gave me a lab in the office,”  he added.  nanoCLEAR™ AR technology benefits from Optical Dynamics include:  affordability, ease-of-use, improved patient satisfaction, and increased sales and profits.

He is proud that with the Optical Dynamics system he can provide a new type of photochromic lens which allows a constant tint indoors and inside vehicles. This particular lens will turn darker than regular photochromic lenses, while in direct sunlight.  The product is called ultraSUN Aufblasbare Bögen.

At the end of the day, the customers come back with other family members, because this is where patients get service and the technology to produce the lenses can be relied upon, he added.

Dr. Eric Thai graduated from Broadmoor High School in 1995 and Louisiana State University in 2001. After graduating from LSU, he moved on to Memphis, TN for optometry school where he completed his degree as Doctor of Optometry in 2005. He performed his internship at Eyecare Associates and the Oschner Hospital in New Orleans, LA. Before practicing at his current office, he had practiced in Jackson, MS for two years.

“It is the family practice that draws people—the fact that we can make lenses for any member of your family,” he says with pride.  Dr. Thai also provides a website that offers insight into the lens materials used.  Educating his patients is an important part of the process, and Optical Dynamics provides the trusted brand basics that are required for repeat customers, he pointed out.

Consumables

20/20 Eyecare by Alexandra Hough

As technology and trends evolve, navigating the eyewear industry can sometimes be challenging. Using facts and figures can help you understand and fulfill the needs of your customers.

  • 65% of total population 18+ wear eyeglasses
  • Metal frames 41%, plastic Frames 22%, combination 31%
  • 63% of prescription eyeglass wearers purchase 1-pair, 29% 2 pair,  5% 3-pair
  • Types of lenses sold are 53% SV, 16% bifocal/rifocal, 31% no-line bifocal

Kentucky’s New Eyecare Law Is Widely Applauded

Vision Monday By Staff

FRANKFORT, Ky.—Legislation governing telehealth and online eye tests in Kentucky that had been debated by proponents and opponents of the tests has been signed into law by Governor Matt Bevin, and both sides are claiming victory. The new law, House Bill 191, known as the Consumer Protection in Eye Care Act, was passed both the Kentucky House and Senate with widespread, bipartisan support. It allows for online eye tests, but requires patients to be at least 18 to use technology. It also requires all diagnostic information and data to be reviewed by a Kentucky licensed optometrist, osteopath, or physician.

Additionally, patients cannot use an online exam for their initial contact lens prescription, or the first renewal of their contact lens prescription, and must be seen for a complete in-person eye examination at least every 24 months to be eligible to use the technology.

“House Bill 191, or the Consumer Protection in Eye Care Act, creates reasonable consumer protection standards for Kentucky consumers,” said Ben Gaddie, OD, past president and current legislative liaison for the Kentucky Optometric Association, told VMAIL. “The legislation addresses online technologies for eyecare, such as those web applications which provide prescriptions for contact lenses or glasses. These technologies may still be utilized in Kentucky, but the legislation establishes safeguards for its appropriate use.

“Some of these safeguards include a minimum age of 18 to use the technology, a prior in-person eye examination within the previous 24 months, the same standard of care is applied as when conducted in an in-person visit, and the technology cannot be utilized for an initial contact lens prescription. Kentucky consumers still have the freedom to choose where they purchase contacts or glasses, but will now also have the same consumer protections as if they were seen for an in-person exam. These safeguards ensure that patients will still get the appropriate level of needed care from their local eye doctor, which also still providing accessibility to appropriate telehealth services,” Gadie said.

The American Optometric Association also praised the new law. “This is a turning point victory for higher standards, greater accountability and improved outcomes in health care,” an AOA spokesperson told VMAIL. “Governor Bevin and legislators from across the commonwealth have acted decisively to put health quality, safety and access to proven new technologies first while keeping the doctor-patient relationship at the center of health care decision-making. American Optometric Association doctors applaud Kentucky’s bold leadership and its powerful message to unscrupulous companies that undermine patient health to keep out of the Bluegrass State.”

“This was a huge victory for us. HB 191 was an attempt by the Kentucky Optometry Association to shut down Opternative. We are grateful that the Kentucky Senate added our amendment to allow for our platform to continue operating in Kentucky,” said Pete Horkan, a spokesman for Opternative.

Best Image Optical Shares 18 Years of Q-2100 Ownership

Best Image Optical located in Bridgetown Barbados has utilized the Q-2100 Digital Lens System since 1999. Paul Hinds, Lab Manager, has been operating the equipment for nearly 18-years. As one of our long time customers, Paul has years of experience to share.

“What I like about the Q-2100 is that it’s fast and efficient compared to grinding lenses,” says Hinds. “I love when I use it to make rush job for customers who are waiting only an hours or less,” he added.

According to Hinds, “the technology has impacted the practice very positively through the progressive lens produced with the Q-2100. “Customers have a wider area of view so they have no problem seeing,” he added.

Adding the ultraSUN photochromic product to their practice, Hinds concludes with, “the photochromic product is great and works very well in the hot and sunny climate of the Caribbean.”