Roundup of best gear for eyecare professionals

This article originally appeared in the January 2015 edition of INVISION.


EASIER CURVES

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Eliminate guesswork and give your customers a superb fit with this new eyewire curving press from Western Optical. This tool helps reshape the entire eyewire to the new base curve, instead of curving the eyewire in small increments with a curving plier. Place the eyewire between the matching 6 or 9 base curved blocks and screw closed. Tighten less for other variations in base curves. westernoptical.com

P R I C E : $119


SCREEN RELIEF

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Reduce glare and beat digital eyestrain with Adlens Interface, the new continuously adjustable eyewear tinted to curb high-energy visible (HEV) light from backlit screens. Based on the same Alvarez lens technology in Adlens’ Adjustables, users can fine tune each lens to whatever screen they’re viewing. In crystal or black frames. adlens.com

P R I C E : from $40


GOOD FOOD

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Dr. Sandra Young practiced optometry all over the world along with her husband, a retired Air Force eye doctor. She’s been cooking her whole life, too, and the interests now mix in Visionary Kitchen: A Cookbook for Eye Health, featuring 150 recipes designed to deliciously meet a range of dietary needs. visionarykitchen.com

P R I C E : $155.70 for a case of 10 books, or $25.95 each


PEEL AND STICK

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These nifty appointment reminder cards from Blanks/USA come with a peel-off sticker. Download the design template and make cards using any copier, laser, inkjet or offset printer. Each 8.5-by-11-inch sheet features eight punch-out, rounded corner, smooth-edged cards, perforated into the sheet for clean removal. blanksusa.com

P R I C E : $53.45 for 800 cards


COAT YOUR OWN

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The new MyCoat vacuum sputter coater from Vision-Ease Lens dispenses anti-reflective and mirror coatings. Fully coat up to six pairs of lenses each hour in a unit that stands 28 inches wide by 32 inches deep by 68 inches high. Subscription plans including service agreements are available at $9,000 a month. mycoatvel.com

P R I C E : $200,000

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