OT focuses on…products and services at 100% Optical
OT takes a look at what equipment, ophthalmic lenses and services will be showcased at 100% Optical 2019 when the show returns to ExCeL London on 12–14 January
Dunelm Optical will showcase its range of ophthalmic lenses for the first time at 100% Optical 2019.
A dedicated lens lounge will be incorporated into the company’s new stand as it also celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Dunelm’s newly appointed commercial manager for lens and laboratory, Tanya Storey, will be available to advise attendees on ophthalmic lenses, business development opportunities, optical training and CET support.
Ms Storey said: “Lenses are an integral part of the Dunelm’s portfolio and 100% Optical is the perfect opportunity to showcase our products and assist our customers with any information on how lenses can enhance their business.”
Managing director of Dunelm Optical, David Baker, added that the company is unique in being able to offer frames and glazed prescription lenses from its facility in the north east.
“It is an unbeatable combination offering speed and convenience and customers benefit as Dunelm can deliver both cost reductions and time savings with no compromise on quality,” Mr Baker shared.
For further information, visit the Dunelm Optical website.
Eyoto will showcase its eMap R2 lens analysis system, which is designed to provide patients with a better and more personalised dispensing experience.
The system and tablet app are a graphical tool that helps practitioners demonstrate the features and benefits of different lens choices when considering a patient’s lifestyle and current spectacles.
Chief revenue officer at Eyoto, Jocelyne Bath, said: “EMap will be like putting new glasses on the face of the optometry industry. EMap delivers high quality visual imaging and connected data in a way that is just not accessible today. It will drive quality up, both in terms of customer care and lens production, and this in turn will drive up margins.”
The device scans the patient’s existing spectacles in order to demonstrate which elements work well and how they can be included in the new lenses alongside highlighting changes that can be made to improve the performance of the lens.
Eyoto’s tablet app outlines the patient’s frame selection with the power map for different lenses. The company highlighted that it offers an easy way to show frame and lens compatibility and provides a “truly personalised dispense every time.”
When speaking about 100% Optical 2019, Eyoto said that the show has been gaining momentum, making it a great place to unveil eMap to the UK optical market.
For further information, visit the Eyoto website.
Heidelberg Engineering will be offering its Love Your OCT Guarantee for the first time at 100% Optical 2019.
Optometrists will be able to purchase a refurbished Spectralis for a discounted price, with the units backed by a one-year warranty, as well as a training and marketing package.
General manager at Heidelberg Engineering, Tosh Vadhia, said: “The Love Your OCT Guarantee makes the same technology that is used on the International Space Station accessible on the High Street.”
Heidelberg’s Spectralis OCT2 module was sent into space earlier this year to be installed on the International Space Station.
He added that the company is guaranteeing that if an optometrist does not love their Spectralis for any reason, whether they rent or lease, then Heidelberg will take it back after 18 months with no further obligation.
“The Love Your OCT Guarantee provides peace of mind for the optometrist, allowing them to concentrate on making more informed referrals and improving patient care in their community,” Mr Vadhia said.
Speaking about the device, Mr Vadhia shared: “The world-famous Spectralis imaging platform provides the versatility and clinical power you expect from the retinal specialists OCT of choice, whilst the Spectralis Spirit (pictured) uses the same technology but features a streamlined user interface that is designed to make OCT easy and fast without sacrificing clinical accuracy and reproducibility.”
For further information, visit the Heidelberg website.
Materials and coatings
Lenstec Optical Group will highlight a number of new lens materials and coatings at 100% Optical 2019.
Additions to its lens materials portfolio include the ChromaTec own label photochromic and NuPolar Infinite Grey polarised and photochromic lens.
The company has continued its investment programme with an additional digital lens manufacturing plant installed at Rawdon Optical this year to provide further capacity.
Technical and sales director at Lenstec, Paul Walden, said: “100% Optical brings together a large cross section of clients looking for quality and diversity in the market, which offers us a fantastic opportunity to launch and demonstrate our new products and services.”
Lenstec will also showcase its ophthalmic VerSport and Julbo Sports range of protective frames for children and adults.
Its INVU and Henshaw Ultra-polarised prescription range are included in Lenstec’s 2019 prescription programme, which feature new frames and polarised lens types with NuPolar technology across all indices including CR39, Trivex, polycarbonate and high index.
For further information, visit the Lenstec Optical Group website.
100% Optical brings together a large cross section of clients looking for quality and diversity in the market
My-iClinic will showcase its laser surgery services, including the presbyond and Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) procedures, at 100% Optical 2019.
The London ophthalmology clinic said that both procedures are designed to allow patients to be free of spectacles and contact lenses.
Consultant ophthalmologist and clinic director at My-iClinic, John Bolger, said: “Laser treatment is overall safer, cheaper and more time efficient with most patients seeing improvements in their vision straight away.”
The presbyond procedure uses spherical aberration to provide a range of distances to patients with presbyopia and for patients who have received cataract surgery.
The SMILE procedure is a minimally invasive treatment that works by removing excess tissue from the cornea. My-iClinic said the procedures leaves the cornea stronger and less vulnerable to injury than Lasik treatment as a flap is not cut into the corneal tissue.
For further information, visit the My-iClinic website.
Optisoft will exhibit at 100% Optical for the first time, showcasing their latest subscription software.
Sales manager at Optisoft, Des Mayhew, said: “We’re excited to make our debut at the show, as we know the industry will appreciate our latest practice management software along with the collection of other benefits that come with being an Optisoft customer.”
The software, optisoft.net, allows independent practice owners to tailor their own package in line with their current practice needs.
It provides a flexible approach with practice owners only having to subscribe to the features of the software they require, the company explained.
Optisoft said that they understand that practices can feel overwhelmed or confused by practice management software and therefore provide training, installation services and software support.
Practice owners can also take up Optisoft’s offer of a payment integration system to help them save money on fees and automating the payment process.
For further information, visit the Optisoft website.
Tokai UK will launch its “true differential” range of custom made lenses and coatings for independent practice owners at 100% Optical 2019.
The bespoke Japanese ophthalmic lens manufacturer will showcase its 1.76 index lens, the Lutina lens material, as well as its Lutina and Wolf Cub children’s package.
CEO of Tokai UK, Leigh Smith, promised “big surprises” for attendees at the show looking to “take their dispenses to the next level and stand out from the rest of the High Street.”
“If you’re an independent optician tired of competing against your suppliers for direct to consumer sales and are looking to work with a company who truly has you at the centre of what they do, we would love to tell you more – 1.76 is just the beginning,” Mr Smith said.
Tokai explained that its 1.76 index is the thinnest organic ophthalmic lens in the world with transitions, single vision and varifocal designs available with up to 85% ABS tinting.
The Lutina material protects the wearer from deterioration of lutein within the macular. Its Wolf Cub package is available for the first time in the UK for children up to the age of 16. The package includes a frame and either a 1.50 or 1.60AS stock lens plus glazing with postage and packing.
For further information, visit the Tokai website.