Inventory Managment is Easy with the Q-2100 Digital Lens System

Monomer bottlesWith the Optical Dynamics Digital Lens System you create a finished Rx directly from the premium index lens material, eliminating the need to stock a semi-finished blank that is later surfaced to the final prescription. This lowers expense and ends the delivery challenges associated with ordering, shipping and managing an inventory of thick semi-finished lens blanks or disposable molds. This process also reduces the variables of surfacing and ensures consistent high quality digital lenses at a much lower cost.

With the Q-2100 Digital Lens System, all you inventory is the bottle of premium lens material. This bottle in clearLIGHT, sunSMART, ultraSUN, or blueVIEW,  becomes a progressive lens, a single vision lens, a flattop lens, a plus lens or a minus lens. With bottles packaged in 16 to 32 pair for production, you have on hand what you need when you need it. As written in an article by Joseph Bruneni for Eye Care Business, “This is an inventory control concept called just-in-time delivery and works when limited inventory is stored at hand until shortly before it is needed for the production line…lens casting its a prime example of how such a process can work.”

3 Unique Ideas for Small Business Success

Eyecare Business March, 2016 Ally of the Independent by Samantha Toth REPOST

  1. Fight Commoditization – Many people are turning to the internet for eyewear. Something that used to be available only through an eyecare professional is now widely available. The problem is that eyewear is a medical device – and quality varies widely. Features for one brand are not identical to another…By explaining to patients that you carry quality products and by offering your in-person expertise and follow-up you can fight commoditization. Unique 2
  2. Carry Unique Products – When you carry unique products that are sold only at independent practices, people can’t go online or down the street to try to buy the same thing for a slightly lower price. Instead they will ask you questions and advice, creating a dialogue about their needs and concerns. It’s easy to stand out when others can’t compete with what you are offering
  3. Inform Your Customers – Because you carry unique products you may have to explain to patients why your specialized eyewear is work the price…You have to supremely knowledgeable and who them that products from different companies are not identical

 

Understanding the Service Help Screen on your Q-2100: Codes 01, 02, 03

Each line in the menu is designed to display problems for specific machine functions. When the machine cannot accomplish a function it will indicate SERVICE on that particular line.

01 Post Cure Temperature

Cause: This message can be caused by leaving the Post Cure Drawer open for extended periods of time or the drawer being opened to frequently.

Response: (1) Follow the instructions given by the machine. (2) If the message comes back, please call Technical Support for further information 800-587-2743.

02 Light Intensity

Cause: The top Actinic, bottom Actinic and Post Cure bulbs all have photo detectors that monitor the intensity of the light coming from the bulbs. If this message occurs it means that one of the aforementioned sections is not producing an acceptable amount of light.

Response: (1) Follow the instructions given by the machine. (2) If the problem continues, check to see if all the bulbs in that section are working. If you have a bulb that is not working, check to see if the bulb has become loose in the lamp holders. (3) If the bulb feel tight in the lamp holders, witch the bulb with a different bulb in that section that you know is working. This will determine if it is just the bulb that has blown out of if it is the machine that has a malfunction. (4) For any further information or if parts need to be ordered call Optical Dynamics 800-587-2743.

03 Lamp Power

Cause: At lease one of the lamps in the top Atinic, bottom Actinic or Post Cure sets is not receiving power.

Response: (1) Follow the instructions given by the machine. (2) If the problem continues, check to see if all the bulbs in that section are working. If you have a bulb that is not working, check to see if the bulb has become loose in the lamp holders. (3) If the bulb feels tight in the lamp holders, switch the bulb with a different bulb in that section that you know is working. This will determine if it is just the bulb that has blown or if it is the machine that has a malfunction. (4) For any further information or if parts need to be ordered call Optical Dynamics 800-587-2743.

Understanding the Service Help Screen on your Q-2100: Codes 07, 08, 09, 10

Each line in the menu is designed to display problems for specific machine functions. When the machine cannot accomplish a function it will indicate SERVICE on that particular line.

07 Lamp Temperature

Cause: One of the lamp sections is generating too much heat

Response: (1) Follow the instructions given by the machine. (2) For any further information or if parts need to be ordered call Optical Dynamics Technical Support for further information 800-587-2743.

08 Line Voltage

Cause: Electricity is not reaching all of the components of the Q-2100

Response: (1) Follow the instructions given by the machine. (2) Make sure all power cords are securely connects. (3) For any further information or if parts need to be ordered call Optical Dynamics Technical Support 800-587-2743.

09 Communication

Cause: A communication error occurred between the Post Cure unit and one of the other system components.

Response: (1) Follow the instructions given by the machine. (2) For any further information or if parts need to be ordered call Optical Dynamics 800-587-2743.

10 Replace Hood Filter

Cause: The effective life of the air filter in the Main Chamber hood is expired. The filter must be replaced.

Response: (1) Follow the instructions given by the machine. (2) For any further information or if parts need to be ordered call Optical Dynamics 800-587-2743.

Optical Dynamics Celebrates 2-Years with Lombard Health

dr-lombardOptical Dynamics is pleased to celebrate 2-years working with Dr. Peter Lombard and the Team from Lombard Health. Located in Sinajana, Guam, Dr. Lombard personally visited our headquarters in Louisville, KY for training.

As a graduate of Annapolis, John Hopkins Medical School, and 2016 Rio Olympian, Dr. Lombard is committed to providing quality, ethical and compassionate eye care for his patients. As shared on his practice website, his philosophy is simple: Inspire trust, practice with honesty, and communicate with respect.

Dr. Lombard wanted the latest in lens processing technology for his newly opened dispensary. Providing patients with quality eye wear and just-in-time delivery was key to his decision making process. Adding the technology to the island also keeps jobs and business local, an important factor of his ongoing business plan. We look forward to hearing of Dr. Lombard’s continued success.