Introducing: Eyezen Start and Kodak PowerUp Single Vision Lenses

Posted by James Stephany on Nov 19, 2019 8:59:00 AM

In the ever-growing world of digital single vision offerings, Essilor and Kodak Lens have just released information on their new designs.

 

These great new lens options are designed to help patients deal with digital eye strain and visual fatigue.

 

Let's take a look at each and see what they bring to the table.

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Topics: Insider, Lab Technician's Corner, Eyewear 101

Blue Light Protection Available From IcareLabs

Posted by James Stephany on Oct 18, 2019 10:39:33 AM

What is blue light?

 

Blue light is at the bottom end of the visible light spectrum with the shortest wavelength and the highest energy. Blue light is often referred to as violet or violet light. Blue light is just above ultra-violet (UV) in the light spectrum.

 



Blue light is defined as visible light ranging from 380 to 500 nm. In some circles, blue light is broken down further into 2 segments – Blue-Violet (280 – 455) and Blue-Turquoise light (455-500nm).



Before we get to breaking down the blue light products that we carry here are a few key points you need to know.

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Topics: Insider, Revenue Tactics, Optical Sales Coach, Sales Strategies, Eye Care Community, Health Issues, Trade Talk, Lab Technician's Corner, Eyewear 101

How To Utilize KBco Polarized Mirror Lenses For Higher Optical Sales

Posted by Camille Lowery on Oct 11, 2019 3:40:22 PM

 

In 2018, the US lead the world in sunglass sales. These sales generated over $5.8 billion dollars in revenue.

 

A 2016 survey found that about 86% of Americans wear sunglasses on a regular basis but only about 12% of Americans wear prescription sunglasses.

 

Why are we not capturing a larger portion of this lucrative Sunwear market? Where are we missing out? 

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Topics: Insider, Revenue Tactics, Marketing, Optical Sales Coach, Sales Strategies, Trade Talk, Lab Technician's Corner, Eyewear 101

BlueGuard Lenses By IcareLabs Now Available!

Posted by James Stephany on Sep 23, 2019 3:25:52 PM

You asked and we listened! After getting feedback from our customers that they would like lenses with blue light protection that can be demo'd for patients; IcareLabs is proud to now offer our new Blue Guard lenses that will be able to do just that!

Let's take a look at availability and how this new line will fit into our other house brand and name brand lens offerings. We'll also breakdown what your patients can expect with this fantastic new option providing protection from harmful UV and blue light.

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Topics: Insider, Revenue Tactics, Optical Sales Coach, Sales Strategies, Health Issues, Trade Talk, Lab Technician's Corner, Eyewear 101

SeaVision Prescription Dive Masks By IcareLabs

Posted by John Palange on Sep 17, 2019 9:00:00 AM

SeaVision was founded in 1991 and has been manufacturing innovative and market-leading prescription dive masks and swim goggle lenses for divers and swimmers all over the globe.

 

In 1994 when one of our employees and his son were diving off the coast of Florida, he noticed the brilliant colors that his underwater camera had captured. Research showed how light and filters affected the human eye and he came up with a way to use Magenta and Yellow lenses in his dive mask that brought a whole new underwater experience into view.

 

Fortunately, he worked for one of the largest independent optical lens laboratories in America and was able to put his ideas into production. This allowed other scuba divers, snorkelers, and swimmers that same opportunity to see the underwater world in a whole new light.

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Topics: Revenue Tactics, Marketing, Sales Strategies, Trade Talk, Lab Technician's Corner, Eyewear 101

When To Use High Index Lens Materials For Your Patient's Glasses

Posted by James Stephany on Aug 27, 2019 1:04:29 PM

 

With all of the options available in lens designs and materials, we truly are working in the golden age of optics. Never has there been more options and custom designed products to cover the vast array of our patients' needs. From specialized Single Vision products for young readers to fully compensated digital progressives offering wide field of views.

 

While we get plenty of training on these new products I find that many of us question when to use high index material and why. Many do not understand the benefits and fear the drawbacks. 

 

In this brief article, I hope to clear up some misconceptions while giving you some parameters of when to use high index. 

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Topics: Revenue Tactics, Optical Sales Coach, Sales Strategies, Eye Care Community, Trade Talk, Lab Technician's Corner, Eyewear 101

The NEW IcareLabs Resource Center Is Here!

Posted by Nick Kidd on Aug 21, 2019 4:14:44 PM

Here at IcareLabs we believe that every practice should have easy access to the resources they need whether they have an account with us or not. That's why we've redesigned and launched the new IcareLabs Resource Center. Your one-stop shop for all of your ECP and POP needs!

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Topics: Insider, Revenue Tactics, Marketing, Optical Sales Coach, Sales Strategies, Eye Care Community, Trade Talk, Lab Technician's Corner, Eyewear 101

Does Your Wholesale Optical Lab Meet All Your Needs?

Posted by Debbie Lank on Aug 9, 2019 11:45:31 AM

 

At IcareLabs we were founded with one simple goal in mind; to provide the largest selection of high quality lenses for the best possible prices. Over 50 years later we still believe this is one of our strongest selling points. We also understand that every practice needs to be able to offer options for every patient.

 

From the high-end, top of the line digital progressive lenses to value driven lenses for more budget-conscious patients. We know that the most successful practices are able to accommodate their patients needs and budget constraints.  We strive to handle all of those jobs for you. Let's take a look at everything IcareLabs can bring to your dispensing table.

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Topics: Trade Talk, About IcareLabs, Lab Technician's Corner, Eyewear 101

The Transitions Gen 8 Launch Is Here!

Posted by Nick Kidd on Jul 10, 2019 8:02:00 AM

 

Transitions Gen 8 is now available and processed in-house here at IcareLabs. The first wave of the Transitionstions Gen 8 launch is underway and if you have not already heard about the advancements, we will breakdown exactly what you and your patients can expect from the latest in photochromic technology. 

 

Transitions Gen 8 technology will not only help increase your Transitions sales but also increase your patient satisfaction.

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Topics: Insider, Revenue Tactics, Marketing, Sales Strategies, Special Offers, Promotions, Lab Technician's Corner, Eyewear 101

4 Reasons To Use Fixed Corridor Progressive Lenses

Posted by James Stephany on Jun 27, 2019 8:59:00 AM

In September of 2018 we took a look at the differences between fixed corridor vs. variable corridor digital progressives. While that is a great explanation of how to get the best out of each, fixed corridor progressive lenses can give you a new arsenal to keep your patients happy

We are seeing more of our customers choosing fixed corridor for their patients and for good reason. This blog will give you best practices when fitting your patients with fixed corridor progressives. The first step is using a product that allows for fixed corridor length. Shamir, Seiko, and our house brands (Legacy and Heritage) give you this ability.

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Topics: Eyewear 101

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