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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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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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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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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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

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