Premium Single Vision Lens Options By Shamir

Posted by Nick Kidd on Sep 21, 2020 10:51:36 AM

With designs like the Autograph III and Autograph Intelligence Shamir has become well known in the premium digital progressive world. What many people do not know is they also offer several premium single vision design options too? These are a great option for more discerning single vision patients that are looking for a more natural visual experience.

 

The Shamir Autograph 3 single vision, Shamir Attitude 3 single vision, Shamir Relax, and Shamir Autograph 2 single vision digital lens designs can help increase your premium branded capture rate while subconsciously preparing your patients for the move into Shamir PALs once they become a presbyope. Let's take a deep dive into each design to see what each brings to the table and the type of patient that is the best fit for each.

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Topics: Lens Designs

The Varilux Comfort Max Progressive Lens Launch

Posted by James Stephany on Aug 10, 2020 2:55:01 PM

A few years back Essilor shook things up a bit when they released the Comfort 2. There was a bit of panic that they might have made changes to the #1 selling PAL in history that might have not worked. Years later we all know that the changes made to the Comfort not only worked but worked well.


Back then Essilor looked into the "visual needs" changes that had occurred over the previous 10-15 years. Through this research, Essilor was able to update to venerable Comfort design to meet the needs of our modern patients.


Well, they have done it again with the launch of the Varilux Comfort Max. As our lifestyles continue to change so do the needs of our presbyopic patients.

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Topics: Lens Designs

COMING SOON: The Varilux Comfort Max Progressive Lens

Posted by Camille Lowery on Jun 12, 2020 12:05:46 PM

Big news for fans of the Varilux family of progressive lenses. The new Varilux Comfort Max will be launching on August 11th, 2020! In this blog, we'll touch on everything that we know so far. We'll also take a look at where this new lens will be positioned among the many great Varilux lens offerings so you can be prepared when this lens launches later this year.

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Topics: Lens Designs

How To Understand Compensated Prescriptions For Patient's Lenses

Posted by James Stephany on Apr 9, 2020 10:45:00 AM

 

Lens technology continues to grow along with the needs and wants of our patients.  More of them are seeking the best vision possible out of their lenses. While high end, compensated lenses more than fill their needs. They have also become viewed by many as a necessary evil. I believe with better understanding, almost all will see them as a necessary good with a few minor drawbacks.

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Topics: Lens Designs

Transitions GEN 8 Launch Completion and the NEW Varilux Comfort Max

Posted by James Stephany on Feb 24, 2020 9:03:00 AM

Essilor has announced the release of the third wave of Transition Signature GEN 8 lenses. This follows the first 2 waves of GEN 8 released in July and October of 2019. This is great news as the roll out for GEN 8 is now complete.

 

We also have a sneak peek of the new Varilux Comfort Max progressive lens that you won't find anywhere else!

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Topics: Lens Designs, Lens Add-Ons

Varilux X Lenses Now Processed In-House At IcareLabs

Posted by James Stephany on Jan 6, 2020 12:36:26 PM

We have just finished an update with our state-of-the-art surfacing equipment which enables us to surface the Varilux X Series lenses in-house. With this, we are now able to produce the full line of Varilux digital products in-house along with the full line of Crizal products.


This enables us to be your one-stop-shop for Varilux and Crizal products!

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Topics: Lens Designs

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: Lens Designs

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 this is a good 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

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