Hot List of Business-Boosting Products
1SHED SOME LIGHT
For patients who love to read or work on crafts, having access to light is essential. Now there’s a hands-free option with The Eyeglass Light — a small, lightweight and flexible light that attaches to the arm of most types of eyewear. Weighing just 0.7 ounce, the Eyeglass Light features an LED lamp, replaceable lithium batteries, and a clip to easily affix it to either the right or left side of a pair of frames.
2LOOP DE LOOP
If you’ve been looking for a unique accessory to offer your eyeglass patients, La Loop may be the answer. Positioned as a “necklace for eyewear,” this fresh take on traditional eyeglass chains consists of a necklace with single loop with patented “magical hinges” that help ensure eyewear lays flat when hooked on the loop. La Loop is available in a variety of materials and colors, from wallet-friendly stretch and rubber cords, to one adorned with freshwater pearls.
3TAKE YOUR VITAMINS
ZeaVision recently introduced a new retinal formula to its EyePromise eye vitamins line. EyePromise DVS is designed to support healthy retinal metabolism, structure and function, as well as promote blood vessel health, combat oxidative stress, and increase Macular Pigment Optical Density (MPOD). Nutritional ingredients such as benfotiamine and coenzyme Q-10 may support blood vessel health, while zeaxanthin and lutein are beneficial in maintaining healthy vision.
4TAKE YOUR VITAMINS
Coburn Technologies recently introduced the Simplicity Coater, a compact UV hard-coating system. It combines wash, coating and UV cure stations and has an enclosed countertop design. The coater features a touch screen, programmable controller, and removable coating module. Coat lenses using Coburn’s UVMAX (tintable) and UVAR (non-tintable) coatings with a 98 percent yield rate.
AVG PRICE: $25,000 (sold in multiple configurations)
5NO TOUCH TEST
The Diaton tonometer — aka Glaucoma Eye Test — by BiCOM Inc. offers an option for quickly and painlessly screening for glaucoma without directly touching the eye or using numbing drops. The pen-like device measures intraocular pressure (IOP) through the patient’s eyelid, with no contact to the cornea needed. The portable tonometer can be used in a variety of settings, such as clinics, hospitals and nursing homes.
6LUXE ON DISPLAY
Customers who buy multiple frames deserve a high-end frame storage unit for their eyewear collection. Enter Oyobox. This luxurious case holds up to eight pairs of frames thanks to an interior partition. No longer do customers need to store all their glasses in individual cases. The Oyobox is handcrafted, is available in a variety of colors and wood finishes, and features a shatterproof top window and leatherette interior. A great way to encourage frame sales.