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July 11, 2013
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EXAMS / DISPENSING

Luzerne's Digital Fitting System

SOFTWARE

VisionWeb Launches Uprise

TOOLS / SUPPLIES

Dynamic Labs ProGrip
Alpha Viana Digital Frame Warmer
VisionWeb

EXAMS / DISPENSING

Luzerne Optical Releases Digital Fitting System for iPad


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iFDS (iFit Dispensing System)
Top Line: Luzerne Optical Laboratories, Ltd., the largest single location, family-owned and operated independent wholesale optical laboratory in the U.S., is releasing an iPad-based fitting and dispensing system, iFDS (iFit Dispensing System).
The system works with the most current iPad and iPad Mini tablets. iFDS is more than just a tool for taking the POW (Position Of Wear) measurements required for today’s most sophisticated lens designs. It offers eye care professionals the ability to help their patients with frame selection using either still or video photography, lens material and lens treatment selections utilizing a fully augmented reality platform.
Close Up: Luzerne Optical’s unique system will allow both simulated and real-time demonstrations of lens options including: photochromics, polarization, anti-reflective and anti-fog treatments. It also allows eye care professionals to compare lens material properties including both center and edge thicknesses and spherical, aspheric and double aspheric lens designs. ECPs currently using the system have experienced a 20 percent plus increase in premium lens sales.
Vital Stats: The iFit Dispensing System (iFDS) application includes a cover and camera designed specifically for the iPad IV and iPad Mini as well as a frame reference device to enable the user to provide the lab with accurate fitting information. Provides precise PD and seg height measurements with one system. Eliminates the number one remake reason of inaccurate fitting height measurements which result in patient dissatisfaction. iFDS is compatible with any lens product and design.
For details on Luzerne Optical’s 100 percent reimbursement program and more information, contact a Luzerne Optical sales representative.
www.luzerneoptical.com; (800) 233-9637

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SOFTWARE

VisionWeb Enters EHR/Practice Management With Debut of Uprise



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VisionWeb, a leading provider of technology solutions to the eyecare industry, is entering the EHR and practice management space with the debut of a comprehensive cloud-based practice management and EHR solution called Uprise.
Top Line: “We recognized that there was a need in the practice management and EHR space for a solution that offered more accessibility, interoperability, and more enhanced work-flow than ever before,” said Ken Engelhart, president and CEO of VisionWeb. “VisionWeb has been providing productivity improving, software-as-a-service solutions in the cloud for years. Working to fill the gap that existed in the practice management/EHR space with a cloud-based solution was a natural response for us.”
Close Up: Uprise is “the next generation in VisionWeb’s mission to make online solutions that improve day-to-day business processes more affordable and accessible for independent eyecare practitioners. Uprise is easy to implement, to afford and easy for any practice to use.” Uprise is a cloud-based solution which users can access by logging in via Internet browser. Uprise is also designed to be friendly with both tablet and PC devices, giving users freedom to choose the hardware devices most suitable for their practices. Uprise functionality includes core practice management as well as a state of the art EHR solutions developed in partnership with VitalHealth Software to meet the specialized needs of optometric practitioners, VisionWeb said. VitalHealth Software was founded in 2006 by Mayo Clinic and the Noaber Foundation.
Vital Stats: In addition to the VisionWeb network for online ordering and claim filing, Uprise will feature embedded educational video content from ECHO by Eyemaginations, product catalogs with wholesale pricing information from Frames Data, and CPT and ICD-9 code process and rule verification by CodeSAFE from ReimbursementPLUS, making them native to the system. Uprise will feature monthly subscription pricing. It is HIPAA compliant, and VisionWeb notes it has taken all necessary measures to ensure that Uprise meets regulatory requirements for protecting the transmission and storage of patient data.
www.startyouruprise.com or 1-855-8UPRISE (1-855-887-7473)

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TOOLS / SUPPLIES

Dynamic Labs' ProGrip Combines Blocking Pad and Anti-slip Disc Technology


Product:
ProGrip Combo Pad
Top Line: Dynamic Labs’ new ProGrip Combo Pad combines a blocking pad and anti-slip disc technology into a single product. The ProGrip combo pad makes edging super slick hydrophobic lenses easier, faster, safer and more economical than ever before.
Close Up: Dynamic Labs has taken the durability of its ProEdge blocking pad line and combined it with the superior adhesion of its DynaGrip antislip discs. The combination of these two products now produces results even better than both pads together, the company reports. Labs no longer have to use two different pads when working with AR coated lenses.
Vital Stats: $149.95/roll. four or more; $139.95/roll for four rolls or more; $129.95/roll for eight rolls or more.
www.dynamiclabs.net; (888) 339-6264

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Alpha Viana Intros Digital Frame Warmer

 
Product:
Digital Frame Warmer
Top Line: The frame warmer is one of the most frequently used pieces of equipment in the optical dispensary. This equipment has transitioned from using sand as a heating base to using hot air as the base. This innovative step eliminates the mess made from the sand.
Close Up: Alpha Viana's new product builds on top of the air heating feature with a digital reader that can tell the user the exact heating temperature. Other changes that have been made to the frame warmer include a heavier base that prevents the machine from being tipped over by a heavy frame.
sales@alphaviana.com; (800) 987-6879

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