IcareLabs Blog

Blue Guard lenses give up to 20% protection from harmful blue light (HEV) and provide relief for digital eye strain

Blue Guard Lens Blanks

Jun 24, 2022 1:11:06 PM

Blue light protection for patients continues to be a priority for many ECPs.  The damaging effects of HEV or blue light are just starting to be fully understood. We know your patients are looking for an affordable, clear lens option to protect their vision and overall eye health. That is why in the fall of 2019 we launched our Blue Guard family of lenses. 

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New Transitions Availability Guide

Digital Transitions Availability Guide

Oct 13, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Transitions lenses have a new digital availability guide now available for all ECPs. This is an easy way to look up all of the amazing Transitions photochromic technology, right at your fingertips. With all of the different combinations currently on the market, it can sometimes be a bit confusing. Luckily, this online guide takes out all of the guesswork.

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Transitions XTRActive New Generation

Transitions XTRActive New Generation

Sep 10, 2021 3:36:06 PM

Following up on the huge success of the new XTRActive Polarized lenses, Transitions will be launching the new XTRActive New Generation technology. We'll take a look at availability, features, and the expected launch date in this blog.

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LinkedIn for Eyecare Professionals

LinkedIn For Eyecare Professionals

Aug 24, 2021 4:11:25 PM

LinkedIn is known as a great social media for growing your professional network or looking for new employees, but you can also leverage it for your retail optical store. All it takes is a little out-of-the-box thinking on your part and you can easily add another online resource for your patients.

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Boost sales for your optical dispensary or optometric practice with 3 easy steps

Boost Optical Sales With 3 Easy Steps

Jun 29, 2021 11:16:52 AM

Everyone wishes they could boost their sales, right? Increasing revenue for your optical dispensary is as easy as 1, 2, 3 when you use the good/better/best rule of optical sales, educate with needs-based conversations, and shoot those shots for 2nd pair sales. Let's take a look at how implementing this strategy can have a major impact on your bottom line.

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Polarized Prescription Eyewear For Your Patients

Polarized Rx Eyewear For Your Patients

May 14, 2021 3:27:58 PM

Summer is right around the corner. Many states across the USA reopening (yay). There has never been a better time to offer prescription polarized sunwear for your patients. Understanding how to communicate the benefits of polarized glasses to your patients is the key to dispensing their next favorite pair of sunglasses.

Have a look at the available options here at IcareLabs and questions you can ask them to find the best pairing for your patients.

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How to use Google My Business for your optical dispensary

Google My Business For Optical

Apr 21, 2021 2:40:37 PM

Few retail businesses around today can get by without having some presence on the world's most popular search engine. Of course, we are talking about Google. Did you know there are several free features Google My Business makes available to business owners?

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Varilux Physio W3+ Review

Varilux Physio W3+ Review

Mar 30, 2021 9:55:38 AM

The Varilux Phsyio W3+ launched in the mid-2010s quickly becoming a fan favorite in the Varilux family and has replaced the Physio Enhanced in the Varilux line-up. The Physio W3+ contains several patented technology ensuring your patients will love their new progressive lenses.

Offering high adaptability and lens aberrations, let's take a look at why this lens has become so successful and hear from our resident optical expert on what to expect when wearing these lenses.

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Guardian safety frames processed in-house at Icarelabs

Guardian Safety Frames

Feb 17, 2021 10:06:06 AM

Ever since we started offering the Guardian Safety Frame line with our stock frames last year, we've had more and more customers tell us they have been a huge success at their practice. This is not surprising considering their phenomenal selection and their great price points!

This blog will breakdown the entire Guardian Safety Frame catalogue so you can determine which frames will work best for your optical dispensary.

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How to sanitize your optical dispensary

5 Easy-To-Use Tools To Clean Your Optical Dispensary

Dec 18, 2020 4:49:27 PM

With 2020 coming to a close, one thing that seems to now be part of the lexicon going forward is a renewed interest in keeping things sanitized. While we hoped this would be over by now, it is very obvious that Covid-19 will remain with us for at least a good portion of 2021.

In the past, simply dusting frames off once a week was about all the "cleaning" we did. Times have changed and our customers are demanding more out of us regarding sanitation. This takes time that many of us do not have, but it must be done.

Luckily, thanks to technology there are more tools than ever before to sanitize your frames and high usage areas in your optical dispensary. Let's take a look at 5 great options that can get the job done quickly and easily.

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