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

Online Etiquette

VCPN February 2017 (re-post)

  1. User proper grammar and punctuation: Punctuation and good grammar convey professionalism Online Etiquette
  2. Never use caps: Its like walking up to someone and yelling at them
  3. Re-read what you wrote before you post or send it: Read what you have typed to make sure it’s clear, polite and helpful
  4. Don’t comments when you are angry: It’s too easy to answer inappropriately in the heat of the moment
  5. Question your perception of the intent of the person posting: Ask yourself if it’s possible that the other party meant something different.
  6. Remember that the words you’re seeing were written by people: If you wouldn’t say to someone’s face what you’re about to write digitally, don’t, its that simple

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Newest User Adds Equipment for Improved Delivery Time

Optical Dynamics is pleased to add our newest Q-2100 and nanoCLEAR AR owner to the user family. Proud to provide eye care services in the Miami-Dade area, the newest user has 4 locations. As a full-service eye care center, they’ve added the optimum equipment to provide complete eye exams and make prescription eyewear.

As quoted on the FB page, “This edge helps us to treat our patients in the best way possible.”

Opting to start with multiple materials, they now produce and dispense clearLIGHT advantage, sunSMART grey and brown, and blueVIEW defense.

Producing lenses onsite means happy customers with just-in-time delivery of eyeglasses.

Steps to Demolding

The monomer inside the cavity has been solidified during the curing cycle. Once the curing cycle is complete, the mold cavities are demolded to expose the lens surface. The assembly should be separated while still warm. Try not to “force” molds off the lens. If a mold does not release, simply return it to the soaking container and try again.

Start with the right cavity. Peel off the gasket. Wipe the edge of the lens with a lint free cloth to remove monomer residue.

Sseparate one of the molds from the assembly with the demolding tool. Insert the tool into the notch located opposite the fill port. Only use the tool as a wedge or to pry. If a mold does not come off, soak the entire assembly for at least 30 seconds in the demolding container and try again.

Put the freed mold in the soaking container for later cleaning and place the remaining mold/lens assembly to soak for at least 1 minute. The lens will release from the remaining mold.

If the last mold does not come off after soaking in the demolding container, try to gently using the demolding tool.

Put the molds in the soaking tub and the lens back in the job tray. Repeat this process for the left side. The molds should all be in the soaking tub and the lenses in the job try when you finish this step.