Alicia Hoglund and Susan P. Tarrant
Superfocus LLC, the eponymous creator of the adjustable focus eyeglasses, has launched its Leonardo Collection. The next-generation collection offers the same optical quality and Superfocus Technology (that allows users to adjust the focus for clarity, at any distance, with a touch to the bridge of the glasses) but with more conventional styling as well as a more affordable pricepoint.
The Leonardo collection features Focus Module + Frame construction, an updated version of the company’s patented adjustable focus technology, and includes an easy-to-use wheel on the bridge. The frames are crafted in Italy from quality cellulose acetate and are available in light or dark tortoise. The glasses may be ordered with clear, tinted, or Transitions front lenses.
NICE AND COZĒ
Robertson Optical has added two new designs to its Cozē collection, a privately labeled, digitally surfaced freeform PAL line.
Cozē Advanced Design Lens (ADL) uses Robertson’s digital free-form method of grinding, and powers are compensated to allow for the patient’s unique frame angle, tilt or wrap, and wearing vertex. Robertson can enter those specific measurements into design calculations and override any default measurements.
Cozē Wrap, which is part of the ADL package, is designed for wrap frames and enables optimal edge-to-edge vision. Cozē ADL and Wrap are in the same category as the leading compensated lenses but cost less than the national brands, according to the company.
Eschenbach has debuted SmartLux Digital, a portable video magnifier that features a large, 5″ LCD TFT display that provides 5x, 7x, 9x, or 12x magnification, is hard-coated for protection, and is made with an additional anti-glare film layer. SmartLux offers five viewing modes—full color, black on white, white on black, black on yellow, and yellow on black—and can store up to 20 images, which can be manipulated once stored. Illumination is provided by two high-tech SMD LEDs and is powered by a rechargeable lithium ion battery.
INFO: 800-487-5389, eschenbach.com
VISTAKON Acuvue OASYS
Acuvue OASYS contact lenses with Hydraclear Plus technology are now available in 24 packs. According to VISTAKON, maker of Acuvue lenses, research has shown that wearers with more contact lenses on hand have a better wearing experience. Acuvue OASYS contact lenses are intended for daily wear and may also be worn overnight (up to one week). They are available in base curves of 8.44mm and 8.8mm at parameters of −0.50D to −6.00D and +0.50D to +6.00D in 0.25 increments, and from −6.50D to −12.00D to +6.50D to +8.00D in 0.50D increments.
ON THE WALL
Fashion Optical Display has released Prestige, a new line of wall displays that allows ECPs to create unique, gallery-style presentations and merchandising systems. Prestige offers eight versatile designer moldings that can be mixed and matched with existing furnishings. In addition, Fashion Optical provides a wide selection of coordinating accessories that can easily pop on and off of the Prestige wall displays, including graphics, signage and literature holders, tint and lens displays, as well as curved and straight shelves to hold eyewear cases.
INFO: 800-824-4106, fashionoptical.com
FASHION OPTICAL DISPLAYS
Glass Master Polishing Pad
Practical Systems, Inc., (PSI) has released the Glass Master Polishing Pad, which produces a brilliant shine and luster on all types of glass lenses with shorter cycle times, according to company representatives. The pad adheres properly to bare tools or gripper pads, while the new strong and durable bonded material maintains its integrity with no shedding or erosion during the processing cycle. The Glass Master Polishing Pads come in rolls of 250.
MEI System has introduced the EZLine for labs. The automatic feeder is a flexible-jobs management system able to handle the loading of an edging line of Bisphera machines. The EZLine receives the job trays from the factory conveyor or from the MEI de-stacker, downloads the edging data from the server, and handles the working load of the entire line. The control unit sends the job to the machine that is most free, according to job specification and machine capacity. At the entrance of each machine, a barcode scanner reads the job ticket and decides if the tray has to stop or can proceed to the end of the line if it is already finished. It can be used with all MEI machines equipped with TBA technology.
MEI SYSTEM EZLine
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