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    Big Smile Digital dispensing!

    Hi everyone,

    Is any one using one of the digital dispensing like i.Terminal (Zeiss), Visioffice, Optickam, Opti-centration kiosk, Expert 3, Smart centration diamond. Would you please share your experiences. We are thinking to get one of these very soon. Thanks.

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    I have the Optkam in my office and I am a big advocate for purchasing it. Before purchasing the Optikam, I had looked at other digital dispensing systems and found the Optikam to be superior and less costly. Also, you are not contractually obligated to order lenses from any particular manufacturer, like the Zeiss and visiooffice. I found it to be the most accurate and most user friendly system, plus the company is extremely accommodating. I have been such a big advocate and know the system so well, Optikam has requested my attendance at both VEE and VEW for the past few years as a live testimonial. If you are going to VEE, stop by and see the system or if you want to do a trial in your office, contact me at my office and I will help get one sent to you for a two week trial. My office is in New Jersey, it is called Village Opticians, my phone number is 732-350-1900, we are open 9-4 M-F ET. My website does include information and promotes the Optikam and you are free to check it out, villageopticians.com. I have said many times before, my purchase of the Optikam for the single best investment/purchase I have made in the 21 years I have been in business and has paid for itself many times over. I Hope this information is helpful and you become as happy as I am after purchasing one.

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    Optikam IPAD

    I know this is an old thread, but what do you think about the OptiKam for Ipad system? Is is accurate, reliable, easy to use WOuld you recommend it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Opticianjw View Post
    I have the Optkam in my office and I am a big advocate for purchasing it. Before purchasing the Optikam, I had looked at other digital dispensing systems and found the Optikam to be superior and less costly. Also, you are not contractually obligated to order lenses from any particular manufacturer, like the Zeiss and visiooffice. I found it to be the most accurate and most user friendly system, plus the company is extremely accommodating. I have been such a big advocate and know the system so well, Optikam has requested my attendance at both VEE and VEW for the past few years as a live testimonial. If you are going to VEE, stop by and see the system or if you want to do a trial in your office, contact me at my office and I will help get one sent to you for a two week trial. My office is in New Jersey, it is called Village Opticians, my phone number is 732-350-1900, we are open 9-4 M-F ET. My website does include information and promotes the Optikam and you are free to check it out, villageopticians.com. I have said many times before, my purchase of the Optikam for the single best investment/purchase I have made in the 21 years I have been in business and has paid for itself many times over. I Hope this information is helpful and you become as happy as I am after purchasing one.

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    I truly believe it is the single best thing an optical shop can add to their dispensary. It will keep your office look updated and also be able to provide accurate measurements for standard and personalized lenses. It also allows your office to be more profitable by selling premium products with the lens module and augmented reality displays. I have tested all the digital systems and have found the optikampad to be the most accurate and easiest system to use.

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    Thanks!

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    Last edited by Robert Martellaro; 01-24-2019 at 01:59 PM.
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    I have used the Optikam in the past and have found that the heights and PDs are off. We even had a Hoya rep come in to make sure we were using it correctly, and we are. So while I think it's a neat tool, it doesn't replace optician's measurements in my opinion.

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    I think PD's are perfect with optikam, I just find it overestimates the heights. When the green balls appear level, the iPad seems to end up too high and the heights come out high. But we just tend to use a comfort setting to compensate, which means dropping the height by 2 or 3 mm.

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    I severely distrust any machine's OC height measurements. I'm incorporating head placement, RX, lens style, occupation, lifestyle, and several other factors into my height measurements; I can't imagine a machine doing that.
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    +1 Yes!!
    Quote Originally Posted by AngeHamm View Post
    I severely distrust any machine's OC height measurements. I'm incorporating head placement, RX, lens style, occupation, lifestyle, and several other factors into my height measurements; I can't imagine a machine doing that.

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    Are any of the newer video centration devices capable of measuring pupil heights for both sitting and standing postures? Dissimilarities of 1mm to 2mm are not uncommon, and occasional more than 2mm. Solutions vary, but as AngeHamm said, many factors come into play. Regardless, to get good data, it's a simple matter of bisecting the pupil reflex with a thin horizontal line on the lenses of a preadjusted frame.

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