OptiSource International has developed
a second generation anti-slip film disc designated for the challenges of today’s and future hydrophobic
coating developments. Lens and coating companies are pushing technology
boundaries with higher surface contact angles, leading to slicker, more
oil-resistant coatings. The Super IFP is a clear, thin film pad that has a specially
formulated high-tack adhesive designed to grip to the smoothest, slickest, most
oil-resistant surfaces; while its top side is designed to have any standard
blocking pad adhere to it. After edging, the Super IFP is easily removed and
leaves no residue on the lens.
OptiSource introduced the original IFP over
eight years ago as one of the original solutions to edging hydrophobic AR
coated lenses. The IFP was ahead of its
time, being a solid performing pad that many labs and ECPs have come to rely on
to improve edging success and reduce breakage.
“Today’s super hydro/oleo phobic lenses are more advanced than just six-months
ago” states Daryl Squicciarini,
president of OptiSource. “Edging pads have been challenged to keep up
with these ever-changing coating demands.” Squicciarini
also states “Our Super IFP Pad eliminates slippage while edging these lenses and
provides a cost effective solution to the customer.” Due to its high-strength
adhesive, Super IFP is only recommended for use on super hydrophobic and
oleo-phobic rated coatings.
OptiSource Introduces Super Hydro Edging
OptiSource International has developed a non-pad
solution for the edging of lenses that have a hydrophobic
AR coating. Since the advent of hydrophobic
coatings there has been a challenge with getting edging pads to adhere to these
slippery coatings throughout the edging cycle. This has led to the development
of many “hydro-specific” edge blocking pads and film disc protectors which
usually work with sporadic success and great expense. OptiSource’s new Super Hydro Spray is simply
sprayed on the lens and instantly air dried.
Then, one of the company’s economy-priced blocking pads is used for
edging the lens. After edging, Super Hydro
Spray is easily wiped off.
Spray takes the slickness of the AR coating out of the ‘edging equation’ by
covering it with a simple spray-and-dry solution that is coating-safe and
designed to work with our standard edging pads”, states Daryl Squicciarini, president
of OptiSource. “Our spray-on technology
is the advancement away from specialty blocking pads or lens protection discs,
at a fraction of the price”. Squicciarini
also states, “As coatings continue to advance, Super Hydro Spray will be the
solution to processing challenges, regardless of lens material, base curve, or
International has developed a universal camera-phone adapter for all
conventional slit lamps. Instead of having to purchase expensive equipment to
produce high-quality photographs of the anterior segment, the user can now
attach an adapter to the slit lamp and obtain high resolution images using
their smartphones. The adapter is an inexpensive solution that allows
ophthalmologist’s to use their mobile device to upload, store and share their
slit lamp clinical findings with other professionals.
universal improvement in smartphone cameras it was time to release this highly
sought after device”, states Daryl Squicciarini, president of OptiSource.“ The universal fit and function makes it easy
to attach and insert/remove any smartphone in just seconds. The following
elements are needed to take slit lamp images with a smartphone: 1) A camera
with 5 megapixels or more, 2) Optimal illumination, and 3) The Slit Lamp
Smartphone Adapter by OptiSource.