Practice Management
Optometry-Specific EMR
Clinicans now have an EMR system designed specifically for eye care practices. 

MDoffice recently launched ODoffice, which incorporates business rules in the workflow based on ideas, input and insights gleaned from eye care professionals, the company says. 

This product was designed to cater to a huge demand from optometrists who wanted an EMR system adapted to their specific needs, including opticals, refractive disorder management, patient records and comanagement for complete treatment, according to the company.


Dispensary Training Platform 
Eye care practitioners and staff looking to improve their dispensary skills can consider Zeiss’ new Zeiss Academy Vision Care, an online campus to help ECPs develop office skills.

The course content falls into three areas:

  • Optical science courses: fundamentals of optics, fitting and dispensing. 
  • Product courses: the latest products and technologies with an emphasis on matching products to patient needs.
  • Selling courses: enhance patient interactions, better meet patient needs and increase premium product sales, according to Zeiss.

The site tracks progress and allows you to pick up where you left off and provides personalized certificates for courses completed. 


Diagnostic Technology
Ocular Allergy Diagnostic Test 
Eye care providers looking for a convenient way to manage allergy and distinguish ocular surface disease pathology can consider the Doctor’s Allergy Formula no-needle diagnostic test, recently acquired by Bausch + Lomb. Eye care providers can use the test to identify the source of ocular allergies in-office to help determine the most appropriate treatment for patients, the company says.


Automated Specular Microscope
Topcon Medical Systems’ SP-1P fully automated specular microscope, designed for analysis of the corneal endothelium, is available now. 

A 10.4in. rotating touch panel monitor allows for instrument operation from almost any position without a lever. Some of the SP-1P’s features include:

  • Wide-angle photography mode. 
  • Automatic measurement and analysis of the endothelium. 
  • Easy-to-read screen, analysis software and a color histogram after the analysis.


Contact Lenses
Tear-infused Contact Lenses
Patients looking for a new option in comfort can now try the new Acuvue Oasys 1-Day with HydraLuxe Technology by Johnson & Johnson. The new lens uses tear-like molecules to mimic the eye’s natural mucins, the company says.

According to Johnson & Johnson, four technology advances help address the need for day-long comfort during modern life’s daily demands: 

  • Tear-infused material integrates with the wearers’ own tear film.
  • Electrolyte-balanced packaging solution. 
  • Enlarged optics to help patients see clearly even when pupils may be enlarged due to low light.
  • Increased lens diameter for full corneal limbus coverage during blinking.


New Plus Powers
Hyperopic patients can now try the new plus power Dailies Total1 contact lenses by Alcon. The daily disposable lenses, with Alcon’s water gradient technology, are designed to mimic the cornea’s environment, according to Alcon. Dailies Total1 are available with a power range of -0.50D to -6.00D in 0.25 steps and -6.50D to -10.00D in 0.50 steps. The latest release adds +0.50D to +6.00D in 0.25D steps.