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January 30, 2014
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SOFTWARE

MaximEyes EHR, IRIS Registry Integration

WEB TECH

ReverseOptics Binocular Scanner App

TOOLS / SUPPLIES

Coburn Technologies Advanced Polishing Compound
Ocular Shield Protects Retina from CVS
VisionWeb

SOFTWARE

MaximEyes Certified EHR Successfully Integrates With American Academy of Ophthalmology’s IRIS Registry

 
Product:
MaximEyes EHR Integration with IRIS Registry
Top Line: First Insight Corporation, developers of MaximEyes 2014 Certified EHR recently announced that MaximEyes EHR is now successfully integrated with the nation's first comprehensive eye disease and condition patient database, the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s IRIS Registry (Intelligent Research in Sight), by automatically extracting and mapping relevant elements and fields from the MaximEyes EHR software database and transmitting on a scheduled basis to the IRIS Registry.
Close Up: The IRIS Registry is a centralized collection and reporting software tool that compiles and processes data from electronic health records (EHR) to enable ophthalmologists to statistically analyze their own care, compare it to that of their peers and pinpoint opportunities for improvement. The database also allows ophthalmologists to manage their patients at a population level and answer specific clinical questions. The IRIS Registry is expected to provide other significant benefits, such as streamlined participation in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). As an approved PQRS electronic health record submission vendor, the IRIS Registry can directly and automatically extract data for PQRS measures and submit it to CMS on a practice's behalf, eliminating the need for the traditional method of manually reporting data on Medicare claims throughout the year.
Vital Stats: The IRIS Registry is currently being piloted with 120 ophthalmology practices across 35 states. Access to the IRIS Registry will be made widely available to U.S.-based members of the Academy by April 2014. The IRIS Registry is designed to integrate with any EHR system. For more information about the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s IRIS Registry, visit www.aao.org/irisregistry
www.first-insight.com


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WEB TECH

Reverse Optics' New Binocular Scanner App Takes Online Measurements


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Binocular Scanner is a patent pending, mobile device app that allows the online retailer or ECP to acquire all optical measurements online (i.e. PD, seg height, etc.) that are needed to accurately produce a pair of eyeglasses. This app creates a new category in online optical measurements the company calls TeleMeasurement. The consumer takes one photo (without any third party scaling device such as credit card or a CD in the photo), which is then uploaded to a server where the online retailer or eyecare professional takes a few additional steps to acquire accurate measurements such as PD and seg height.
Top Line: ReverseOptics, a leader in online frame presentation and digital optical measurement technology, announced that its new online application, (available in iOS and Android), Binocular Scanner, is now available to online eyeglass and optical companies for customization.
Close Up: In Step 1, the user takes one photo with a mobile device (i.e. iPad/iPhone) while facing a wall mirror. The app then creates a Stereo Photo Image (SPI), which is automatically uploaded to a designated computer server. In Step 2, a qualified eyecare professional selects reference points on the SPI to acquire the desired optical measurements. A variety of measurements are possible, such as the PD, seg height, etc. This TeleMeasurement approach is simple for the consumer to use, keeps the eyecare professional/company in the optical measurement loop and creates a comprehensive set of accurate optical measurements, the company noted.
Vital Stats: A video demonstration of the Binocular Scanner is posted at ReverseOptics.com/binocular-scanner.
www.reverseoptics.com; Contact Bob Main at bob@bobmain.net for details on developing customized versions of this and other apps via licensing/purchasing agreements.  


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TOOLS / SUPPLIES

Coburn Technologies Introduces New Digi-Sheen Max Digital Polishing Solution


Product:
Digi-Sheen Max
Top Line: Coburn Technologies is introducing its latest polishing compound, Digi-Sheen Max. An advanced lens polishing compound, Digi-Sheen Max has been specially engineered for conventional and digital lens polishing. Digi-Sheen Max works on all non-glass lens materials and uses a higher particle formulation to achieve a better surface finish on all lenses requiring an anti-reflection application, according to Coburn Technologies.
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  • Formulation for use in both digital and conventional polishers
  • Ideal surface quality results for lenses that are to be AR coated
  • Superior removal rate on all lens materials for improved clarity
  • Greater percentage of dissolved particles with excellent suspension
  • Ideal for use with most digital soft-tool laps including Coburn’s new HyperFlex Enduro and Clarity tools
“The formulation of Digi-Sheen Max offers our customers a higher baumé option for a more mechanical polished result that more and more AR coating processes require,” noted Dan Clarke, product development manager for Coburn’s Lab Works division.
Vital Stats: Digi-Sheen Max is available worldwide, and online for U.S. customers at www.shopcoburn.com. For prices, package offers and additional process integration information, contact the Coburn Lab Works division at (866-450-0412) or by calling Coburn’s main number (800-COBURN-1) and asking for Lab Works.


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Reticare Launches First Ocular Protector for Electronic Device Screens


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Reticare ocular shields
Top Line: Reticare, the first ocular shield for screens of electronic devices that protects the retina while preventing Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), is being introduced by Sustainable & Responsible Technology LLC of Beverly Hills, Calif., which developed it jointly with Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) in Madrid, Spain.
Close Up: Results of recent in-vitro (or experimental) studies conducted by UCM and Dr. Celia Sánchez-Ramos, an expert on ocular phototoxicity, have shown that part of the LED light emitted by electronic device screens can damage retinal cells. Without adequate protection, a large amount of pigmentary retinal cells of human donors died after exposure to direct LED radiation emitted by this type of light. The studies also revealed that children and young adults are most susceptible to retinal damage, as they lack the natural protection that the human body progressively acquires through pigmentation of the lens. This research has led to the development of Reticare.
Vital Stats: Reticare ocular shields are compatible with a large variety of screens. A full list of compatible smartphones, tablets, video game consoles, and laptops is available at www.reticare.us. Users can select between four different protection levels: intensive, high, medium and low, according to factors such as age and device exposure time.
www.reticare.us


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