ALL YOUR DATA IN ONE ‘BOX’

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Essibox shares patient and frame data seamlessly among practice management software, finishing equipment, and other in-

office devices.

Essibox manages all the information necessary from the time your patients enter your office to the time they walk out with new eyewear.

The busier our professional lives get, the busier optical company research-and-development departments get, dreaming up ideas that help make things easier for us. This couldn’t be truer than with Essibox from Essilor Instruments USA. It’s almost the stuff that science fiction is made of. If you have a one-stop, busy office, read on!

MULTIPLE DATA POINTS
Optical offices that provide everything from refraction to eyewear selection and from ordering to manufacturing of eyewear have a lot of fragmented information zooming around the office. The table below clearly illustrates how complicated a patient’s visit for an eye exam and eyewear purchase really is.

As you can see, a lot of information is obtained at each step along the way. What is the best way to accumulate that information so it doesn’t have to be gathered multiple times? What’s the best way to make data available to all workstations simultaneously? Essilor Instruments’ answer is Essibox, an in-office network hub designed to save you time and simplify the way you work by eliminating multiple data entries and connecting all your tools.

CONTROLLING THE NETWORK
Using Essibox’s fully integrated network, office personnel input information only once. After that, Essibox provides quick compatibility with your practice management software system, refraction and measurement equipment, and edging systems. For example, Essilor Instruments offers the full line of Essilor edging equipment, including the Mr. Blue edging system and the Ultimate Kappa and Gamma systems, all of which are compatible with Essibox.

Essibox does not require any modifications to existing IT architecture either. It works with Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7, and you must have Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or higher. You simply need a cable or Wi-Fi network and an always-on Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) connection. Essibox can be accessed from any workstation in the practice. This enables easy monitoring of jobs in progress, and it can even be used to create a centralized workshop that serves several stores.

THE OPTICAL EXPERIENCE
LOCATION OF PATIENT OUTCOME
receptionist
personal information gathered
pre-screening
information gathered
refraction/exam
information gathered
dispensary
information gathered
fabrication area
information gathered



From the dispensing station, important frame information (such as shape, size), fitting measurements (such as PD, fitting heights), lens type, and patient Rx are all automatically transferred to the lens centering system and the edger, without needing to manually re-enter the information at the fabrication station.

STANDARD AND UNIQUE
Essibox comes with a constantly expanding database of more than 3,000 frame manufacturer shapes and drill patterns. For unique eyewear, a software module lets you create customized lens shapes and drilling patterns. With unlimited storage capability, you can easily build an impressive archive of shapes and patterns.

A built-in, remote-maintenance module enables you to download software updates to ensure that your system is always up to date. In the unlikely event that something goes awry with the edging system, simply utilize the remote diagnostics and calibration to assist with troubleshooting. This helps guarantee maximum equipment uptime.

In today’s busy world, fast and easy are the keys to business success. Adding Essibox lets you place your focus where it should be, on your patients.

Debra R. White is a former opticianry professor. She is currently an optical consultant, lecturer, and writer.

WHERE TO FIND IT
Essilor Instruments USA
855-393-4647 • essilorinstrumentsusa.com

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