BUSINESS SOLUTIONS YEAR IN REVIEW

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Apps, electronic displays, virtual try-on and more were introduced to improve your business in 2018. For more details find the issue referenced in the VisionCareProducts.com archives.

HEALTHY EYES ADVANTAGE LAUNCHES (JANUARY)
• Nautic Partners, LLC formed Healthy Eyes Advantage to acquire Block Buying Group, C&E Vision Services, HMI and Vision West
• provides group purchasing, alliance and other services to over 10,000 independent ECPs
• over $500 million in purchasing power
Healthy Eyes Advantage
800.245.0051 | HealthyEyesAdvantage.com


ABS: SMART DISPLAY (AUGUST)
• in-person virtual try-on device
• combines Smart Mirror measurement/demonstration technology with augmented reality
• recognizes and tracks a human face and overlaps a 3D image of a frame onto it
ABS, Inc.
888.989.4227 | Smart-Mirror.com/en Info@Smart-Mirror.com


FITTING BOX: OWIZ STREET (AUGUST)
• interactive storefront window allows passersby to virtually try on frames in 3D
• advertise 24/7 and provide immersive experience for shoppers to remember
• viewers can use their smartphone as a remote to control the screen
Fitting Box
884.834.2860 | FittingBox.com ContactUs@FittingBox.com


GPN TECHNOLOGIES: EDGEPRO EXPANDS (APRIL)
• new contact lens dashboard with expanded data and reporting for contact lens sales
• EDGEPro Rankings compare-my-practice tool
• enhanced reports drill down into individual transactions for patient-interaction information on demand
GPN Technologies
833.334.3776 | GatewayPN.com Sales@GatewayPN.com


HILCO VISION SEEGREEN LENS CLEANER (JUNE)
• citrus-scented lens cleaner from bio-renewable resources
• 100% biodegradable and recyclable
• no volatile organic compounds or alcohol
Hilco Vision
800.955.6544 | HilcoVision.com CustomerService@Hilco.com


COMPULINK: EYECARE ADVANTAGE (APRIL)
• mobile engagement app allows for delivering personalized content by text
• targeted content by appointment type and diagnosis
• deliver patient education and market products and services
Compulink Business Systems, Inc.
800.456.4522 | CompulinkAdvantage.com Sales@CompulinkAdvantage.com


MOREL: MOREL FRAME HERO (AUGUST)
• order parts via app to avoid replacing entire frames
• app features service training, order status and tracking information
• saves time and money; eco-friendly way to reduce waste
Morel
800.526.8838 | Morel-France.com Info@Morel-EyewearUSA.com


OPTISOURCE: BOB (MARCH)
• multipurpose eyeglass case
• smartphone and tablet stand
• stores “pocket shrapnel” such as wallets, keys, coins and pens
OptiSource International
800.678.4768 | 1-800-OptiSource.com Info@1-800-OptiSource.com


THE VISION COUNCIL LENS DIVISION: EPIC (JUNE)
• Electronic Progressive Identifier Catalog (EPIC) replaces printed catalog
• lens manufacturers directly manage and update data on electronic version
• go to EPIC.TheVisionCouncil.org
The Vision Council
703.548.4560 | TheVisionCouncil.org

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