January 2014

Transitions Signature VII
A new trademark Transitions generation is now being introduced to the market. We have been notified that nearly everything that has been available in previous generation will be replaced with the NEW Transitions Signature VII. Added features of the NEW Transitions Signature VII:

  • More clear indoors
  • Significantly darker in outdoor conditions while maintaining indoor clarity
  • More temperature stable
  • More reactive to indirect sunlight
  • Faster to return to clear indoors
  • More aesthetically pleasing in gray & brown

We understand that with this change comes a challenge for all of us to take the best care of our patients. Keep in mind that the new version will not match the previous version for situations you’re your patient wishes to order only one lens. However, it is exciting that the new generation’s qualities exceed what we have had in the past!

If you have any questions or we can help you in any way, please give us a call.

December 2013

Younger Optics Adage Progressive Lens
We have tried it and like it! The Adage Progressive lens by Younger is a comfortable short corridor lens that is easy to adapt to, even for a new PAL wearer. It has a 13mm minimum fitting height with a 160 degree viewing distance area. The wide distance area in this lens is remarkably not at the expense of the intermediate and near zones. As we said, we have tried it! Three of The Lens Dr. employees are wearing this lens every day now and are very happy with it. One of which is a first time PAL wearer after moving from a flat top bifocal. Another said it was “more comfortable than any other progressive lens he can remember trying”. The lens is available in the following materials:

  • Polycarbonate Clear
  • Polycarbonate Transitions Gray & Brown
  • Polycarbonate NuPolar Gray & Brown
  • Trivex Clear
    (Trivex will be available in Transitions in the future. No ETA is available yet.)

October 2013

Carl Zeiss – Gradal Top Lens
We have been notified that the Gradal Top lens from Carl Zeiss will be discontinued as of December 31, 2013. Even though it will still be offered for a short time, the vendor has probably stopped production or will very soon. We will continue to try and order the Gradal Top should you request it. However, we would suggest that any patient you are placing in new lenses be switched to a different lens as of now.

When considering a replacement lens, the GT2 lens from Carl Zeiss is a very nice option. Not only is it available in a number of different materials, but also can be ordered in a short corridor lens called the GT2 Short.

September 2013

Dispensing Guide
A copy of The Indispensable Dispensing Guide published by the OLA is available, through our lab, to all of our active accounts. There is a wealth of information in this guide that is not only a great training tool for your new employees, but also a way for the rest of us to find answers when we need to.

Blue Ice
Our Blue Ice AR Coating was introduced several years back. The color is actually more green because of a quality issue we experienced with a vendor back in 2008. Since then we have had continued success with this coating. If you haven’t ordered Blue Ice for your patients, please give it a try. It is a super-hydrophobic anti-reflective coating with hard coat on both sides. It has a 2 year warranty for normal use scratches, crazing and peeling.


Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or we can be of any service to you. We are here to help.

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As always, please call if you have any questions or concerns that we can help you with.

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