Help, How Do I Get Monomer Out of My Clothes?

First, don’t worry…it will usually come out if you treat it properly before washing. Take it from someone who spends a lot of mixing newmonomers, here is what to do:

1) Blot up any monomer you can from the area to keep it from spreading and limit its ability to cure (it doesn’t cure as easily when there’s less of it). Don’t spend a bunch of time in the sun with monomer-soaked clothes either. Sunlight cures it, and once it’s hardened it’s not coming out. Room light and short periods outside aren’t typically a problem.

2) Locate a bottle/stick of Shout Ultra Gel (it’s the one with the little scrub brush built into the top of the bottle). Make sure it says you can wait up to a week to wash the item after treating a stain.

3) Thoroughly saturate the spot with Shout and scrub it a little. Make sure it penetrates the fabric well. If the garment is thick, apply from the inside too.

4) DO NOT wash it immediately. You can wait up to a week, so give it some time to work on the monomer – a couple days at least.

5) Wash normally

Washing MachineOther stain removers might work too, but Shout is the one I’ve used to save a bunch of clothes over the years. I think being able to leave the ultra concentrated version on for quite a while before washing really helps.

On a related note, photochromic clothes do sound kind of fun until you walk outside and realize you look like a horror movie extra because your nice white shirt has concentrated red photochromic goop smeared on it. It took a couple treatment/wash cycles to fix that one, but Shout rescued it too.

Understanding the Service Help Screen on your Q-2100: Codes 04, 05, 06

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.

04 Filament Heat Power

Cause: At lease one of the lamp filaments is not receiving continuous power. The filaments help the bulbs to light up.

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.

05 Lamp On Time

Cause: The effective life of a set of lamps has been exceeded.

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 800-587-2743.

06 Post Cure Heaters

Cause: At lease one of the Post Cure heaters is not receiving power.

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.

Eye Center Boutique Opens Impressive 13th Location!

With a business model centered around in-office lens production, the Eye Center Boutique franchise continues to flourish on the island of Puerto Rico.

Opening their 13th location, Optical Dynamics welcomes Eye Center Boutique Fajardo to the Q-2100 user family! Located in the Plaza Fajardo in the east region boarding the Atlantic Ocean they are the newest ECB franchisee.

Offering eye exams, contact lenses and eyeglasses made in an hour, they have the best selection of designer sunglasses, boutique bags and a collection of accessories from several designers at affordable prices.

Optical Dynamics is proud to have our technology as an integral  part of their successful business plan and looks forward to working with their newest location.

4 Key Online Optical Trends:

Eyecare Business September 2019

  1. Online Sales: Just under 5% of eyeglass frames sold in the 12 months ending September 2018 were bought online, according to research done by the Vision Council. That is, however, an 11% year-to-year increase in unit sales. That growth rate has pretty much stayed the same since 2014.
  2. Online Dollar Volume: As for revenue, sales of optical products online rang in at $2.13 billion for the 12 months ending December 2018. That’s up 9.2% from a year earlier.
  3. Plano Sales: This is an entirely different story. “During the 12ME period September 2018…up to 9.3 million American adults purchased plano sunglasses directly over the internet,” reports the Vision Council.
  4. Internet Users: Among American adults who indicated in 2018 research they used the Internet to purchase eyewear over a six-month period, 24% bought Rx eyewear and 31% plano sunwear.