Did you know Optical Dynamics’ partner lab Vision Dynamics Laboratory is the largest independent glass lens processor in the U.S.?
Read a Q&A on dispensing glass as shared in Eyecare Business
Question: Are there restrictions on using glass lenses?
Answer: In general, most people benefit from the superior visual clarity provided by glass lenses. In higher prescriptions, the dispense and customer must manage the frame dimensions. Glass lenses are usually contra-indicated for children, those patients participating in high-impact activities or anyone who has limited vision in one eye. Mike Yager, Vision Dynamics Lab.
Question: Does dispensing glass lenses present any particular challenges in fitting or processing?
Answer: Processing glass lenses presents some interesting challenges for labs. As a glass lens processor yo must have specific equipment dedicated to only processing glass. The lab mus also have people experienced in processing glass which is quite different than plastic. Each index has its own characteristics and nuances including how lenses are chem-hardened at the end of the process. Because of this only a handful of labs are comfortable or skilled in processing glass. Mike Yager, Vision Dynamics Lab
At Optical Dynamics, our primary method of shipping is UPS* ground service. With a major UPS hub located right down the street at the Louisville International Airport, we can provide quick delivery to most states using traditional ground shipping methods. Orders always go out the following business day after they are received and the majority go out the same day they are received**. Expedited service of 2nd day air or overnight is also available upon request. Below is a delivery map detailing the time to your part of the country.
*Most packages shipped to NYC are shipped via FedEx ground for a two day service level. **Unless account is on credit hold.
Topic: My nanoCLEAR AR system was running a job when I received the following message: MOLD DID NOT RELEASE FROM SUCTION, what does this mean?
The Reason Why: The mold the system has just coated is stuck to the suction ring and is not releasing into the mold stage. As you run jobs, costing adheres to the edge of the suction ring which can become sticky making it difficult to release the mold.
The Fix: As part of daily maintenance, the suction ring should be removed at the end of each production day and inspected. If the suction ring shows coating build up, it should be cleaned and scrubbed in your Q-soak tub. The suction ring is a disposable item and should be replaced when coating cannot be easily removed. It is also good practice when placing a new suction ring on your system to clean it with the same process to ensure proper suction with the surface of the mold. Remember to always keep an extra suction ring in inventory so you can pull as needed.
Topic: My mold was going through the coating cycle when I received the following message: MOLD DROPPED DURING CYCLE
The Reason Why: The mold has released from the suction ring during the process as the suction pressure has been compromised.
The Fix: When you remove the suction ring at the end of day to inspect, check for any cracks in the surface of the ring. Overtime, the ring may become cracked, causing the suction ring to lose vacuum pressure. If this is the case, dispose of the old suction ring and replace it with a new ring. As mentioned above, remember to clean the new ring in your Q-soak tub to ensure proper suction. Always keep an extra suction ring in inventory for ongoing production.
How 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, 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 two decades of market success and 150 issued worldwide patents, the Q-2100 is the choice for you.