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 lenses 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: Optical Sales Coach, Lens Designs, Lens Add-Ons

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 progressive glasses 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: Lens Designs

Eyezen Lenses Can Bring New Patients To Your Practice

Posted by Michelle on Mar 21, 2019 4:26:15 PM

 

In 2015, Essilor launched the Eyezen+™ lenses giving patients across the world a better alternative to traditional single vision lenses in prescription glasses. These lenses are geared toward the modern digital lives of your pre-emerging presbyope patients to help provide eye relief due to eyestrain.

 

While it's hard for me to admit, this year I reached the point in my life where my phone, tablet, and computer became a challenge to see thanks to small fonts. I started noticing at the end of my work day my eyes were tired and I had to come to grips with the reality that I needed help. In what seemed like overnight, I had become a pre-emerging presbyope

 

As I have recommended the Eyezen+ lenses to our customers over the last few years, I knew it was time to give in and get a pair for myself. The difference was amazing! My eyes actually felt fresh at the end of the day again. I believe the combination of the additional add power in the bottom for close vision, along with the blue light protection for harmful blue-violet light simply allowed my eyes to work less throughout the day.

 

With four options available, patients under the age of 17 to 45 or 50 can find great benefits form the Eyezen™ line, even if they don't need prescription lenses for vision correction yet, just like myself.

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Topics: Lens Designs

The New Kodak Unique DRO Progressive Lenses Will Amaze Your Patients!

Posted by James Stephany on Mar 14, 2019 3:13:18 PM

 

 

Kodak Lens recently released their newest version of their popular Unique lens with the Kodak Unique DRO progressive lens.

 

 

Building upon the ever change needs of modern presbyopes, reading habits continue to increase the time spent on mobile devices. Hours a day are spent using cell phones and tablets on social media, news, shopping, and driving directions. 

 

The Kodak Unique DRO uses Dynamic Reading Optimization (DRO) that helps enrich and enhance the reading area.

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Topics: Lens Designs

Heritage Freeform Digital Progressives Will Work For You

Posted by James Stephany on Jan 15, 2019 9:02:00 AM

 

With over 50 years of doing business, Icarelabs labs has seen its fair share of changes. No other year has seen more changes than 2018. On May 17th, 2018 we celebrated or 50th anniversary and made sure we purchased some great gifts for ourselves in the process.

 

Along with this fantastic milestone we went too 100% digital processing by adding an additional 3 digital generators and multiple soft polishers.

 

These upgrades gave us the ability to process even more digital designs than ever. We also introduced our second line of house-branded digital progressives in 2018. Always with a thought to our past as we press forward, we felt there was no better name than Heritage.

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Topics: Lens Designs

5 Reasons You Should Be Using House Brand Progressive Lenses

Posted by James Stephany on Dec 13, 2018 12:52:14 PM

 

In a market flooded with over a hundred different progressive lens options how do you choose which one or ones to use?

Should you be using a branded product or a house brand product?


I simply say yes! You should be using both and here's why.

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Topics: Lens Designs

Best Practices For Selling Anti-Fatigue Lenses

Posted by Sue Cushman on Nov 12, 2018 11:42:30 AM

 

Ever since the digital revolution took hold of the world in the mid-2000's with the rise of smartphones, tablets, and the dominance of laptops in the personal computing realm more people of all ages are feeling the effects of digital eye strain and harmful blue light.

 

The Vision Council has released the 2017 Blue Light/Digital Eye Strain Report, which shows some very telling numbers about this continuously growing share of the market.

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Topics: Lens Designs

Introducing: The Shamir Autograph Intelligence

Posted by James Stephany on Nov 5, 2018 10:02:00 AM

Shamir set the bar very high with the success of the Shamir Autograph 2 and Shamir Autograph 3. This cemented their place in the optical industry as a leader with cutting-edge lens designs.

 

They've done it again with the recent introduction of the Autograph Intelligence:

 

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Topics: Lens Designs

Stock Lens Ordering Is A Breeze With IcareLabs

Posted by Nick Kidd on Oct 10, 2018 9:59:49 AM

One of our most praised functions in the myIcareLabs customer portal is the ability to easily order your stock lenses.

 

IcareLabs is committed to making sure your practice has the lenses you need, when you need them!

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Topics: About IcareLabs, Lens Designs

Order Custom Rx SeaVision Dive Masks Exclusively At IcareLabs

Posted by James Payne on Aug 14, 2018 3:12:30 PM

Did you know there are over 3 million active scuba divers and 11 million active snorkelers currently in the USA right now?

 

Many of them need prescription dive masks to properly see, but are used to having to settle with uncorrected vision underwater.

 

What does this mean for your practice?

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Topics: Optical Sales Coach, Lens Designs

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