SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT
Polaroid and Lady Gaga Unveil GL20 Camera Glasses
Product: Polaroid GL20 Camera Glasses
Top Line: Polaroid and its creative director, Lady Gaga unveiled Polaroid Grey Label, an original line of products co-designed with Lady Gaga at the 2011 International Consumers Electronics Show (CES) last month.
Close Up: The line is best exemplified by the GL20 Camera Glasses, a distinctive, hybrid product that merges fashion with photography to create a tool for self-expression. Users can instantly capture or upload photos with the built-in camera and then display the images on the glasses’ LCD screens for others to see.
Vital Stats: These exclusive camera glasses will be featured for the first time to the optical world at the Polaroid Eyewear booth at MIDO 2011 (March 4-6, Polaroid both in Hall 15, booth number F02) and is planned to be launched later in 2011.
EXAMS / DISPENSING
Canon Bows Lightweight Retinal Camera
Product: Canon CR-2 Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera
Top Line: Integrating the latest in Canon’s retinal imaging technology and enhancements in a compact frame, the Canon CR-2 Digital Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera is the company’s newest and lightest retinal camera to date, weighing only 33 pounds.
Close Up: Can be easily installed or, for added convenience, can be easily transported when needed. Illuminated control panel allows medical staff to easily navigate operations in darkened rooms. White LED lamp uses less power than a xenon tube and lasts approximately twice as long, which can help reduce energy costs in medical facilities and contributes to a lower total-cost-of-ownership.
Vital Stats: The CR-2 Digital Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera joins Canon’s complete line of total digital imaging solutions and work-flow management solutions for ophthalmic professionals. It is available for purchase through authorized Canon dealers.
First Insight’s MaximEyes SQL EHR Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification
Product: MaximEyes SQL Electronic Health Records, Version 22.214.171.124
Top Line: Certification will help pave the way for eligible optometrists and ophthalmologists to demonstrate meaningful use and qualify for Medicare and Medicaid incentives, according to First Insight, which said it will test additional criteria and quality measures to attain complete EHR certification.
Close Up: MaximEyes SQL Electronic Health Records, Version 126.96.36.199, is 2011/2012 compliant and was recently certified as an EHR Module by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable eligible provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
Vital Stats: MaximEyes SQL EHR, Version 188.8.131.52 meets the following certification criteria: 170.302(a-b), 170.302(d-g), 170.302(i), 170.302(o-v), and 170.304(a-c). The additional software MaximEyes SQL EHR, Version 184.108.40.206 relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes DrFirst.
AllAboutVision.com Launches Eye Health News Feed for Facebook Pages
Product: AllAboutVision.com Facebook Feed
Top Line: Educating patients about eye health topics is easier with a newly launched news feed from AllAboutVision.com.
Close Up: Eyecare practitioners can use the feed to automatically post breaking eyecare news to their Facebook page. Each week the news feed will feature two or three patient-friendly news items on eye health topics as they are added to AllAboutVision.com, a leading provider of online patient education. The feed will not include any product news, and each item will link to the full story on the site. Practices with Facebook pages can set up automatic wall postings from the feed through Facebook applications.
Vital Stats: Detailed instructions are available for adding the Eye Health News Feed to a Facebook page, or an AllAboutVision.com staff member can add the feed at no cost to the practice.
TOOLS / SUPPLIES
Dynamic Laboratories Redesigns Blocking Pad
Product: Nuvo Blocking Pads
Top Line: Dynamic Laboratories’s new design helps prevent the pad from twisting and slipping on regular and AR coated lenses.
Close Up: Slightly thinner material minimizes twisting. The softer material fills gaps between lens and block, resulting in better “wet-out” or greater surface area adhesion between pad and lens. Material also absorbs some of the initial impact shock that is created when the lens makes contact with the grinding wheel. Minimize slippage, yet still deblocks easily and cleanly, leaving behind virtually no residue.
Vital Stats: For added grip and greater lens protection use this pad in conjunction with DynaGrip anti-slip discs.
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