Eye Pro Gear: November-December 2014

Roundup of best gear for eyecare professionals

H E A L T H Y    L I D S

Offer patients painless relief from inflammatory lid disease and itchy, dry eyes with Blephex, a new device allowing doctors to treat blepharitis. Product comes complete with hand piece, charging cradle, educational materials, five patient procedure packs and one bottle of LidHygenix foam. blephex.com

P R I C E : $1,995, plus $19 per treatment pack

P O C K E T    V I S I O N

Nearsights has been making and selling now-trendy monocles since 2001. New from the family business: a Ruggedized Tactical Monocle, a scratch-resistant polycarbonate lens in a silicone frame. The RTM is available in multiple diopters and in two styles: dog-tag and circle, in black and urban camo. nearsights.com

P R I C E : $39.99

C R A C K    T H E   C O D E S

Don’t fret over the new ICD-10 codes. The American Optometric Association has a 2015 ICD-10 package that can help you better understand the changes and get reimbursed. It includes 2015 editions of the AOA Codes for Optometry (ICD-10), express mapping card and the AMA CPT Professional Edition. AOA members save $50. aoa.org/marketplace

P R I C E : $221

H I T    T H E   S L O P E S

Help customers warm up to winter sports with new goggles from Cocoons. Designed to fit over prescription glasses, the goggles feature a dual layer, anti-fog lens system. High-contrast orange lenses have a silver mirror finish that blocks 100 percent of UVA&B rays. cocoonseyewear.com

P R I C E : $69.95

C L E A N   S W E E P

From LensPen, a big name in the camera world, comes the new Peeps eyeglass cleaning device. A retractable goat-hair brush removes dust and particles that can damage coatings, then slide-out arms padded with a carbon compound remove fingerprints. Available in various colors. lenspen.com

P R I C E : rom $10