SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT
Coburn Technologies Debuts Advanced Edger
Product: HPE-7000 Edger
Top Line: The HPE-7000 is the top-of-the-line edger in the company’s new Excelon finishing system, which integrates edging, blocking and tracing. The system is designed for ease of use and low cost of ownership and reliability. It is backed by a three-year warranty.
Close Up: User-friendly touch screen and graphical user interface make processing easy for all operator skill levels. Fast and easy hole editing functions with “drag & drop” option. Detailed edging status is displayed graphically in real-time. Dual side feelers scan the lens simultaneously for 50 percent faster lens reading. Bigger cutting wheels and robust motor system offer up to 30 percent faster cutting speeds and reduced vibration and noise. Automatic door and durable LED light enables safer, faster and easier operation. Dual CPU system supports full multitasking, job editing and loading. SD Card storage and memory for full PC compatibility and portability. Advanced 3-Dimensional digital technology substantially reduces the overall cycle time. An optional integrated drill module provides fast and accurate high speed drilling with up to 30 degrees of mobility to support high curve lenses and drill mount frames.
Vital Stats: Excelon 7000 series edgers are compatible with other components in the Excelon line, including the CFR-4000 tracer; HBK-7000 smart, semi-manual blocker; CBK-4000 manual blocker; CAB-4000 automatic lens tracer/blocker.
DAC Vision Debuts High-Performance Coolant
Product: DAC Kool Plus
Top Line: DAC Vision introduces an optical coolant with advanced features.
Close Up: Unique formula provides excellent lubrication and heat resistance, protecting today's high performance cutting tools. Low-foaming, rapid settling formulation keeps lens surfaces clean and free of debris. Advanced rust inhibitors prevent build up and make tank clean up easier. Works well in any system, especially smaller units where agitation is high.
Vital Stats: Five-gallon pail
EXAMS / DISPENSING
Carl Zeiss Vision Launches i.Scription Technology With VSP Vision Care
Product: i.Scription by Zeiss
Top Line: Carl Zeiss Vision, in association with VSP Vision Care, recently launched i.Scription by Zeiss, a new approach to measuring, designing and dispensing eyeglasses.
Close Up: The technology package employs wavefront aberrometry to create customized lenses that deliver better night vision, improved contrast and richer color perception to eyeglass wearers, according to Zeiss. i.Scription includes special package pricing and is available exclusively to VSP’s 27,000 private practice providers. i.Scription technology consists of three elements: i.ProfilerPlus by Zeiss (pictured), an instrument that combines corneal topography, autorefraction and aberrometry; i.Scription software, an algorithm that combines the aberrometry data from i.Profiler with the doctor’s subjective refraction to create a prescription that is accurate to 1/100th of a diopter and is optimized for the effects of the patient’s high-order aberrations; and Zeiss and VSP Reveal free-form customized lenses.
Vital Stats: i.Scription technology is available exclusively on Zeiss customized lenses, including Zeiss Individual progressive and single vision lenses, and VSP Reveal Freeform lenses. The lenses can be processed through select VSP labs, Carl Zeiss Vision labs, and Zeiss partner labs.
Essilor App Now Available On The App Store
Product: Essilor App
Close Up: Essilor of America announces the availability of the Essilor App on the App Store. The Essilor App allows iPhone and iPod touch users features to learn about lens benefits and locate an eyecare professional (ECP). Using the new Essilor App, ECPs and patients can discover the visual benefits of Varilux, Crizal and Xperio lenses through interactive and engaging modules. Patients can also use the ECP locator tool to find a local ECP anywhere in the U.S.
Vital Stats: The Essilor App is available for free from the App Store directly from an iPhone or iPod touch or at
TOOLS / SUPPLIES
Hilco Expands Thread-Seeker Line
Product: Thread-Seeker XLT
Top Line: The newest addition to Hilco’s Thread-Seeker line, the Thread-Seeker XLT is a competitively priced solution to spring hinge replacement.
Close Up: Extra long for the easy handling. Sharper taper can align difficult hinges. Breaks cleaner with just the right pressure. Tight bond coating keeps screws in and snug.
Vital Stats: Available in quantities of 75 (#90/451/0000) or 375 (#90/452/0000).
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