SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT
Coburn Technologies Intros Compact Coater
Product: OAC 25 AR Coater
Top Line: Coburn Technologies introduces the first, compact ion-assisted vacuum deposition AR coating system.
Close Up: Designed and manufactured by OptoTech, the OAC 25 is nearly identical to the largest, most powerful models in the OAC product line. The OAC 25 can produce various coatings including super hydrophobic, hydrophobic, premium AR, standard AR and mirrors. Its user-friendly touch screen provides simple push button operation of the entire system. The OAC 25 features an innovative auto-flip mechanism that enables easy AR coating of uncut or cut and edged lenses, increasing capacity while reducing labor cost and eliminating super hydrophobic axis twisting in the edging process.
Vital Stats: The OAC 25 can produce up to 30-40 pairs per day with fast and easy loading, quick cycle system. It will run five cycles per eight-hour shift and eight cycles in a 12-hour shift producing high quality AR coating to meet or exceed the most popular AR coating brands, according to Coburn Technologies.
www.coburntechnologies.com, (800) COBURN1 (262-8761)
EXAMS / DISPENSING
ChromaGen Launches Second Generation Colored Filters
Top Line: ChromaGen Vision is launching the second generation of its proprietary system of colored filters which can be prescribed as an aid for people with reading disabilities and colorblindness.
Close Up: The fitting of the haploscopic filters helps re-synchronize and selectively changes the wavelength of light going into both eyes in a dynamically balanced format. The use of different filters effectively changes the speed of the information in the brain’s neurological pathways allowing synchronization to take place.
Vital Stats: ChromaGen filters can either be embodied in a contact lens or worn as eyeglasses and can easily be incorporated into any existing prescription. The system has been expanded from eight to 16 different filters. The filters appear neutral gray when worn. The ChromaGen System has received a 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its products. ChromGen Vision LLC has recently been granted a U.S. patent on the second generation of the ChromaGen technology. The company has entered into a partnership with Pech Optical, which will manufacture and distribute ChromaGen spectacle lenses.
www.ChromaGenVisionLLC.com, (610) 486-0101
Enhanced Vision Launches Flexible LCD Magnifier
Product: Acrobat LCD
Top Line: Enhanced Vision is introducing Acrobat LCD, a flexible solution for reading, writing or viewing magnified images at any distance. Recommend for macular degeneration patients and others with low vision.
Close Up: Acrobat LCD is a complete system featuring an auto-focus, three-in-one camera for seeing yourself up close, reading and distance viewing. It is available with 19-inch, 22-inch or 24-inch monitor that provides up to 82x adjustable magnification level. 28 available viewing modes optimize contrast and brightness. An adjustable arm, tilting screen and rotating capability allows the camera to be positioned at any angle for optimal viewing. Camera can be detached for use at multiple work stations. Memory setting for each camera position. Built-in handle allows for easy transport.
Vital Stats: Two-year warranty. Designed and assembled in the U.S.
www.enhancedvision.com, (888) 811-3161
Superior Vision Partners with InstaMed to Offer Electronic Funds Transfer and Electronic Remittance Advice to ECPs
Product: InstaMed Claims Settlement Web-based Solution with Integrated ERA/EFT Transactions
Top Line: Superior Vision, a managed vision care benefits company, has partnered with InstaMed, a healthcare payments network, to offer Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA) to its eye care providers through InstaMed’s Claims Settlement web-based solution with Integrated ERA/EFT transactions. This fully electronic healthcare payments solution allows Superior Vision’s eye care providers to reduce the time to reconcile and receive timely healthcare payments.
Close Up: A secure program that simplifies the adoption of electronic payments.
Quicker and more efficient process than the ‘old’ process of waiting for paper checks to arrive through the mail and depositing them. Allows ECPs to see what payments have been processed and when they will post to their bank account.
Vital Stats: Eye care providers who work with Superior Vision may sign up, at no charge, for Integrated ERA/EFT by logging in to Superior Vision’s secure Provider Portal at
www.superiorvision.com/provider or by calling Superior Vision’s Provider Relations team at 800-507-3800, option 7.
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