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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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

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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Take Your Optical's Transitions Sales To The Next Level

Posted by James Stephany on Jul 17, 2019 9:15:59 AM

With the launch of the new Transitions Gen 8, IcareLabs wants to make sure your practice has all the tools necessary to make 2019 your best year yet. Our previous blog on the Gen 8 launch has the availability chart and much more.

 

This blog will go over some key strategies and best practices to help your optical dispensary sell more Transitions lenses than ever before!

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4 Ways To Increase Patient Satisfaction At Your Optical

Posted by James Stephany on Jun 13, 2019 9:09:00 AM

 

We are all in the business of striving to help each patient recreate perfect vision and we always hope every patient leaves satisfied. While we know that won't always be the case, there are some key drivers that will help to achieve those lofty goals!

 

Every patient is different and even in patients with similar Rx's the end result for their lenses can have a wide amount of variance. This is all based upon their individual needs.

 

From older traditional progressives like the tried and true Varilux Comfort to newer top of the line digital progressives like the Shamir Autograph Intelligence, and even with simple single vision lenses or new technology like Eyezen single vision lenses, every patient has a wide variety of options available to them.

 

Here are 4 easy ways you can increase patient satisfaction at your optical dispensary:

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Benefits Of Anti-Reflective Coatings - Crizal Prevencia

Posted by Camille Lowery on Jun 7, 2019 12:29:07 PM

Crizal anti-reflective coatings are known around the world as an industry leader in providing quality AR coatings and for good reason. In my previous blogs, we've discussed Crizal Easy, Crizal Alize, Crizal Avance, and our IceAR.

    

Here at IcareLabs we also process the flagship Crizal Sapphire 360 and Crizal Prevencia in-house. This blog post will provide you with everything you need to know to explain the benefits of Prevencia treatments to your patients.

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Topics: Optical Sales Coach, Trade Talk, Lab Technician's Corner, Eyewear 101

Which Blue Light Protection Is Right For You?

Posted by Nick Kidd on Apr 9, 2019 2:47:43 PM

 

 

Over the last few years, blue light protection has become one of the hottest trends in optical. Showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon, we're being asked more questions from ECP's about all of the various options available for their patients.

 

There's a lot of things online and even commercials available that patients can find (even some misinformation out there too). So what blue light options will best serve your practice and your patients?

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Benefits Of IceAR Anti-Reflective Coating

Posted by Camille Lowery on Apr 4, 2019 9:07:00 AM

 

IceAR is IcareLabs proprietary house brand premium anti-reflective coating. We also offer the full line of Crizal coatings in-house and have talked about a few of them like Sapphire™ and Avance in my previous blogs.

 

IceAR can offer your practice another layer of service that will help ensure your practice is able to best serve the needs of every patient that walks through your door, regardless of their budgetary concerns. We'll also look at some of the amazing technology behind IceAR so you can get more familiar with the product itself. This allows you to answer any questions your patients may have.

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

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