Category Archives: Customer Stories
Optical Dynamics Celebrates 7-Years with Lombard Health
Optical Dynamics is pleased to celebrate 7-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.
Digital Lens Technology Improves Service Level for Island Location
Belleville Optical located on the island of Barbados, has long been a believer in the benefits of in office lens production. In business since 1994, Belleville Optical added the Q-2100 Digital Lens System to her practice in 1999. With limited lens procurement options available on the island, Belleville wanted an in-office system that was user friendly and easy to integrate. “I added the Q-2100 technology to improve turn around time for delivering spectacles to our patients” shared the location. “It has drastically improved our delivery time thereby improving our cash flow,” the location added.
Belleville’s practice primarily caters to the forty and over demographic. For this reason, the quality of the progressive design and finished lens was very important to the decision making process. “Patients are very happy with the lightness and clarity of the lenses.” Located in a sunny warm climate, photochromics were also of key importance and Belleville’s patients love the sunSMART II photochromics.
Westchester Medical 15 Years & Going Strong with In-Office Lens Technology
“The Optical Dynamics progressive lens, produced with the Q-2100 Digital Lens System, provides consistent and strong optics for 99% of all patients.,” says Ken Usatch, who runs the optical shop at Westchester Medical in White Plains, NY. He is referring to the Optical Dynamics tabletop lens production system that he strongly recommended to the practice 15 years ago.
“It took me about 18 months to talk this medical clinic into taking on the Optical Dynamics system, but I had seen what it can do almost 20 years ago in another practice in NY. I highly recommended it, and I can safely say that most opticians have no idea how great this is,” Usatch added.
Optical Dynamics has spent the better part of two decades assisting practices with reducing their lab bill by offering a turnkey, in-office system that saves his practice 40%, according to Usatch.
“The industry has moved to expensive free-form lenses. I have seen the casting capabilities, and even in the beginning, Optical Dynamics offered lens-making that produced digital quality lenses that had strong wearability, and did what they were supposed to do,” Usatch remembered.
He indicated that he uses a height of 17 ½ “ as a guide for the progressive lens client. He also indicated an upswing in the new product categories of sunSMART and of ultraSUN – which is good for all people. “They don’t have to go into a polarized lenses, and, it can be used as a sports lens as well,” he pointed out.
For the average optical shop, there is a perception that several thousand dollars is a lot of money to invest into a small, tabletop system which is ergonomic, clean, quiet, and self-diagnostic. “I say it is the best thing that money can buy to make money and provide patient value in this business,” Usatch added.
Welcome Aruba Vision Center
Optical Dynamics is pleased to welcome Aruba Vision Center to the Optical Dynamics family.
Aruba Vision Center is the leading optical eyewear store with four convenient locations on the island.
Offering the largest designer eyewear collection, the best prices and excellent service, they have a large selection of frames to suit any budget.
With the addition of the Q-2100 Digital Lens System and nanoCLEAR AR, Aruba Vision Center is excited to offer comprehensive service, with the just-in-time delivery of prescription eyewear to their patients.
Opting to carry clearLIGHT, sunSMART grey & brown, ultraSUN, blueVIEW and amplifEYE, their patients will have access to the full array of Optical Dynamics lenses.
At Aruba Vision Center, their motto, is “Excellent optical services to the entire Aruban community.”
Digital Lens Technology Still Benefits Practice 19-Years Later
Cynthiana Vision Center located in Cynthiana Kentucky, purchased the Digital Lens Technology 19-years ago this month. Owner, Dr. Bret Hines, an innovator and pioneer was one of the first to experience the benefits of in-office lens casting . As shared on their practice website, Cynthiana Vision believes in providing patients with thorough eye health care and provides the latest in eye care technology and treatments.
Angle Miller, optician at Cynthia Vision has been working with the technology since installation and is a big advocate of the system. “I love the speed of the lens production process,” said Angel. “It allows for a quicker order turn around over traditional labs and patients like that,” she added.
When asked to share a story of how a patient benefited from the onsite production, Angel said, “Bad weather was coming and a patient needed to travel out of state. We were able to get his lenses in a day with the nanoCLEAR unit, and he was able to avoid the snowstorm in his travels.” Processing lenses on site definitely allows for a unique competitive advantage in the optical market place.
Welcome Optica Full Vision!
Optical Dynamics is pleased to welcome Optica Full Vision to the Optical Dynamics family.
Located in Cuenca, Ecuador, Optica Full Vision leads the future of optics in the country. With state-of-the-art facilities, the best professionals, products and services, they are proud to add onsite lens production to their optical laboratory.
As listed on their website, “Our obsession is to take care of your eyes and your look.” “We care about the aesthetics of our clients and use the highest quality for the production of our products.” With the addition of the Q-2100 and nanoCLEAR AR, patients will no longer have to wait days or weeks for their eye wear.
Opting to carry a full array of products, their patients will have a wide choice of lens options with just-in-time-delivery.
Eye Mobile Expands Digital Lens Lab
Eye Mobile, located on the island of Antigua, expanded their Q-2100 Digital Lens Lab to accommodate their growing business. With additional equipment, production volume is increased to meet their growing demand for clearLIGHT, sunSMART, ultraSUN, blueVIEW, amplifEYE, and nanoCLEAR AR.
Launched in 2007 Eye Mobile started out as just that, a first of its kind vision care provider not limited to an office space. As the operation’s tag line indicates, Eye Mobile “brings vision care closer to you.” Utilizing digital technology, patients obtained a comprehensive eye examination in the comfort of their own home, office or even at school. And the services weren’t limited to Antigua alone, but Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis and Montserrat as well.
By 2012, a second market was seen with the need to locate a branch downtown. Many a cruise ship passengers would come to them having lost a contact lens while swimming, desperately needing another, while others who had broken their glasses needed another pair quickly. Located on Redcliffe Quay waterfront, the branch was modernly designed and convenient for persons living and visiting St. Johns.
As mentioned on their Facebook page, “Even more intriguing was the speed at which the company can provide service, thanks to the digital lab that has been implemented. Using liquid monomer technology, Eye Mobile is able to make its own lenses. As such, (for most prescriptions) patients can obtain their glasses quickly, imagine that! Two weeks wait for completed glasses have become the exception and not the norm at Eye Mobile!”
We congratulate our friends at Eye Mobile and their ever expanding business!
Hardt Eye Clinic, Saipan Celebrates 7-Years with Technology
Optical Dynamics is pleased to celebrate 7-years of business with Dr. Don Hardt. Hardt Eye Clinic is located in Saipain, a US Territory in the Pacific with approximately 50,000 residents. At Hardt Eye Clinic, their team strives to provide the finest in eyecare services & complete diabetes education. Patients throughout the Saipan area come to Hardt Eye Clinic because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is their foundation.
As a small island nation, laboratory services for their patients was limited. Lenses and coatings were ordered abroad with turn around times of up to 3-weeks. A strong believer in onsite lens production, Hardt Eye Clinic researched the available options deicing to add the Q-2100 Digital Lens System with nanoCLEAR AR to their practice. The quality of the progressive design, materials, and coating, along with the affordable ongoing price were key to their decision.
Ruel Balboa, Lab Manager, visited us in Louisville, KY lfor 3-days of lens production training. Optical Dynamics master trainer, Rafael Ortiz, joined us from Florida for the session. Ruel was a quick study producing lenses on his own the very first day. Ruel was excited to take is knowledge back to his team, offering his patients just-in-time delivery of eyeglasses.
ECB Humacao Increases Production Capacity
Eye Center Boutique Humacao, the 8th ECB franchise welcomed to the Optical Dynamics user family has increased their production capacity with the addition of a second Q-2100 with nanoCLEAR AR. Opening in October 2015 at the Mall Palma Real in Humacao, business is booming and demand for just-in-time delivery of eyeware has increased. Humacao, also know as”La Perla del Oriente”, (pearl of the orient) and “La Cuidad Gris”, (the grey city), is situated in the eastern coast of the island with approximately 60,000 residents.
Congratulations to Eric Rivera on the award of his official training certificate. Now a master lens producer, Eric is wearing his ultraSUN photochromic lenses with nanoCHROME blue mirror.
Each Eye Center Boutique location carries a large array of frames, handbags and accessories for a unique shopping experience. All locations include an in-house lab utilizing the Q-2100 and nanoCLEAR technology for its combination of premium lens products and quick delivery of eye wear. The ECB chain focuses on quality eye care with a designer line of frames to fit every budget.