Claritin Eye (ketitofen 0.025%, Schering-Plough) is an
antihistamine eye drop intended to control itchy eyes for up to 12 hours with
one drop. The drop is available over the counter and reduces ocular itchiness
from allergic reaction to dust, pet dander, mold, pollen, and other indoor or
Call (908) 298-4000, or go to
EyeSite self-service vision testing kiosks, by SoloHealth,
will now feature enhanced educational materials thanks to a partnership between
SoloHealth and Eyemaginations. Each EyeSite offers free, simple vision
assessments that are intended to drive consumers to local eye care
professionals for a comprehensive eye exam.
Kiosks are being sponsored by Transitions Optical, Optos,
and other companies. During the self-service assessment, patients are asked
lifestyle questions and are presented with letters to determine acuity. After
the five-minute exam, the user receives a printout with basic results (not a
prescription) and information about local eye care providers.
Call (770) 622-4158, or go to
Patient Education Software
Luma, by Eyemaginations, is the newest version of the
company’s patient education software package. Like its predecessor, 3D-Eye
Office, Luma enables the practitioner to control the animations, videos and
information delivered from the waiting room to the exam lane.
Among other advances, Luma offers the Exam Advisor feature,
which allows the doctor to present the progression of a patient’s condition or
Likewise, the new Point of View tool will demonstrate to
patients how various conditions will impact their vision. The doctor will also
be able to “draw” on these images to illustrate points further to patients,
making sure that concepts are understood.
Other new features include an updated user interface,
scheduler tool, and the Optical Advisor—a tool that aids doctors in explaining
premium products, add-ons and lenses.
Call 1-877-321-5481, or go to
NoTrac, by Ancom and SpaceNow!, is a trackless, high-density
mobile storage system. Rather than a set of tracks, the storage carriages are
guided by a single channel in the floor or the wall. The system is intended for
use on hard, smooth floors. Carriages ride on 3” ball-bearing wheels and can
support up to 675 lbs. per linear foot. NoTrac can be used on rough or carpeted
floors with the addition of the GlidePath, a steel path attached to a floating
Call 1-800-845-9010, or go to
Pediatric and Autistic Vision Screening
The PediaVision Assessment Solution, by PediaVision, is able
to screen children’s vision from a distance of three feet, allowing doctors to
detect undiagnosed vision problems in autistic children, who generally are not
comfortable in an exam room. This equipment also works well with very young
children—as young as six months. It produces a printout and a recommendation
about referral to an eye care specialist.
Call 1-888-514-7338, or go to