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June 13, 2013
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SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT

Epson's Android-Based, See-Through Wearable

EXAMS / DISPENSING

Canon Expands Ophthalmic Camera Line

WEB TECH

Adlens E-Commerce Site
Transitions Revamps Vision Ed Kit
iMatrix

SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT

Epson Moverio BT-100 Features See-Through Wearable Display


Product:
Epson Moverio BT-100
Top Line: Epson's Moverio BT-100 is the world's first Android-based, see-through wearable display.
Close Up: Moverio lets users interact with apps and games in a new way. Featuring a headset with micro-projection technology and a compact Android-powered controller, Moverio allows you to privately view video, experience side-by-side 3D content, play games and enjoy content on a "floating" see-through display projected into your environment. With nearly six-hours of rechargeable battery life and 1GB internal storage plus a microSDHC card slot, Moverio lets you enjoy movies, books, music, photos and more. Using Wi-Fi connectivity, videos can be easily streamed from sites such as YouTube and Vimeo or content rich, Flash-enabled sites and projected as an 80-inch perceived screen. Epson’s reputation as a leader in projection technology, ensures that BT-100 delivers bright, larger-than-life images. With Moverio's innovative see-through viewing technology, you can stay connected to the world while enjoying your content in private.
Vital Stats: Model V11H423020:
  • Moverio BT-100 headset
  • Moverio BT-100 Android-based controller
  • 4GB microSDHC memory card
  • Lens shade
  • Nose pads
  • Detachable earphones
  • Eye glass holder
  • USB cable
  • AC adapter
  • Instruction manual
  • Protective carrying case
  • One-year limited warranty in the U.S.
www.epson.com; (800) 463-7766


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EXAMS / DISPENSING

Canon U.S.A. Introduces CR-2 Plus AF Digital Retinal Camera With Auto-Focus Functionality


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Product:
CR-2 Plus AF Digital Retinal Camera
Top Line: Canon U.S.A. is releasing the CR-2 PLUS AF Digital Retinal Camera, a new non-mydriatic retinal camera. This addition to the Canon ophthalmic camera lineup offers fast and accurate autofocus, easy operation, even in manual alignment, and rich image capture and observation functionality.
Close Up: The CR-2 Plus AF retinal camera offers a variety of new automated functions that enable eyecare and other health care facilities to streamline patient appointments, while still providing quality patient care and comfort. With upgraded features and enhancements made to alignment operability, as compared with the CR-2 Plus Digital Retinal Camera, the new CR-2 Plus AF retinal camera decreases exam time while reducing the possibility of an invalid image capture. Features include:
  • Switch between auto and manual focusing with a single button
  • Autocapture function determines the appropriate moment to capture an image by analyzing when exposure and alignment are ideal.
  • Real-time indicator instantly identifies the alignment status with an easy-to-read icon.
  • HDMI-ready interface allows practitioners to preview images without needing to sync and to change the aspect ratio so that content can be projected on varying monitor sizes.
  • Dedicated EOS camera and built-in 18 megapixel sensor.
  • Three-inch Clear View LCD screen and 45-degree angle of view improves ease-of-use, while the wide variety of photography modes, including color, FAF, Digital Redfree and Digital Cobalt.
  • Optional low-flash intensity minimizes pupil constriction, reducing the need to take multiple images.
  • Upgraded internal fixation shift capture allows practitioners to easily select and register their pattern.
  • Improved stereo capture can be accessed directly from the EOS camera or through the dedicated Canon Image Management Software.
  • Fixation shift patterns are preset for stereo capture for an enhanced and streamlined workflow.
www.usa.canon.com/eye-care; (800) 970-7227


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WEB TECH

Adlens Launches E-Commerce Site


Product:
Online Sales Channel for Adlens Variable Focus Eyewear
Top Line: Adlens, based in Oxford, UK, has launched an online sales channel, shop.adlens.com.
Close Up: Adlens encourages wearers to try its proprietary variable focus eyewear for themselves in-store. However, the company said that with its retail network still in its infancy and demand for its products increasing, an online shop has become a necessity. Now, for the first time, in addition to purchasing in stores across the country, consumers in the U.S. can also buy the John Lennon, Hemisphere and Emergensee collections direct from Adlens online by visiting shop.adlens.com.

"Our e-commerce features will help satisfy rapidly growing consumer demand as we continue to expand global retail channels," said Michael C. Ferrara, executive chairman of Adlens. "This is a pivotal next step in our journey to increase global access to quality variable focus eyewear, a founding principal that remains at the core of all that we do through our business and philanthropic work."

For every pair of glasses purchased from The John Lennon Collection and Hemisphere Sun and Optical ranges, Adlens donates a pair of eyeglasses to someone in the developing world through its Buy One Give One program, administered through its charitable partner organization, Vision for a Nation.
Vital Stats: Adlens instant adjustable eyewear is customizable for up to 90 percent of people in need of vision correction through a simple adjustment to dials on the sides of the frame. The lenses are currently available in six models across three collections in 26 colors, with new products entering the market later this year.
www.adlens.com; (888) 459-9793

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Transitions Optical Launches Revamped Vision Education Kit



Product:
Transitions Vision Education Kit
Top Line: Transitions Optical has launched a revamped version of the Vision Education Kit, produced through the Transitions Healthy Sight Working for You program. The kit aims to raise awareness among employers and employees about the importance of regular, comprehensive eye exams and the right eyewear to help workers see their best and improve their health and productivity. Eyecare professionals can use the kit to reach out to local employers, educating them on the importance of offering a quality plan and pointing them to resources to share with employees.
Close Up: The kit includes a Vision Education Day tip sheet that can be shared with employees, featuring ideas on how employers can host a vision education day for their workforce, or integrate vision into their existing wellness strategy. The kit also includes several PowerPoint presentations that eyecare professionals can adapt for delivery to employers or employees, as well as instructions on how to order or print complementary brochures and flyers for distribution at health fairs.
Also included is a range of tools the eyecare professional can hand over to the employer to integrate within his or her own employee communications. Many of these tools can be used in or adapted for the eyecare professional’s own patient and community education efforts as well. Resources include:
  • Enrollment slide about the importance of enrolling in and making sure employees use their company vision benefit.
  • Individual Healthy Sight Calculator, which shows employees their unique risk for vision and eye-related health issues based on their specific age, gender and ethnicity—and provides insights into the time, money and sight they could save through their vision benefit.
  • "If You Can't See Well, You Can't Work Well" poster that can be displayed in the workplace or in a patient waiting area.
  • Newsletters on topics such as UV and glare protection, diabetes, kids' vision and progressive lenses.
  • Resources flyer listing all of the education materials available from the Transitions Healthy Sight Working for You program.
  • Healthy Sight Working for You business card that eyecare professionals can share with employers to get them thinking about their vision wellness strategy.
Vital Stats: The Vision Education Kit is downloadable from the "Tools" section of HealthySightWorkingForYou.org and also available as a print version by request by e-mailing info@healthysightworkingforyou.org.
www.healthysightworkingforyou.org


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