Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Kid's Blue AR Readers

  1. #1
    OptiBoard Professional
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Wyoming
    Occupation
    Dispensing Optician
    Posts
    121

    Kid's Blue AR Readers

    My OD wants us to start carrying OTC blue AR readers in kid's styles. We currently use blue AR readers from Ron's, but they don't have any kid's sizes. Has anyone seen anything like this from an optical supply?

  2. #2
    Master OptiBoarder OptiBoard Silver Supporter lensmanmd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Maryland
    Occupation
    Optical Wholesale Lab (other positions)
    Posts
    951
    Quote Originally Posted by cowboytelemark View Post
    My OD wants us to start carrying OTC blue AR readers in kid's styles. We currently use blue AR readers from Ron's, but they don't have any kid's sizes. Has anyone seen anything like this from an optical supply?
    Try Hilco or Chemistrie
    I bend light. That is what I do.

  3. #3
    OptiBoard Professional
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Wyoming
    Occupation
    Dispensing Optician
    Posts
    121
    Quote Originally Posted by lensmanmd View Post
    Try Hilco or Chemistrie
    Hilco only has a few adult zyl styles and Chemistrie isn't OTC, it is a custom made clip on, right? Why do that when you can just do a blue AR on SV lenses?

  4. #4
    Master OptiBoarder OptiBoard Silver Supporter lensmanmd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Maryland
    Occupation
    Optical Wholesale Lab (other positions)
    Posts
    951
    Quote Originally Posted by cowboytelemark View Post
    Hilco only has a few adult zyl styles and Chemistrie isn't OTC, it is a custom made clip on, right? Why do that when you can just do a blue AR on SV lenses?
    Chemistrie does sell OTC blue readers. We used them for a bit, but Hilco was more cost effective.
    I bend light. That is what I do.

  5. #5
    Eyes eastward... Uilleann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Utah
    Occupation
    Dispensing Optician
    Posts
    2,814
    But whyyyyyy??

  6. #6
    OptiBoard Apprentice
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    US
    Occupation
    Other Eyecare-Related Field
    Posts
    23
    Blutech makes kids glasses. Not AR but actually has a significant amount of HEV blocking. Remember with the visible spectrum what the lens looks like is what the lens is doing.

  7. #7
    Rising Star
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Ayr
    Occupation
    Other Eyecare-Related Field
    Posts
    52
    right - ar types have limited blacking of blue

  8. #8
    What's up? drk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Ohio
    Occupation
    Optometrist
    Posts
    7,881
    No doubt, his doc likes visual training/behavioral/orthopics.

    Wants all kids to keep these on for studying/gaming/texting.

    Even though studies have not shown that plus at near is helpful nor blue light is a problem.

    At least he/she is going the OTC route, and not bilking them too much.

    But man, +1.00 is an awful lot of plus. Not to mention improper decentration (probably going to get BO for most kids, which is a big no-no when you're dumping off a diopter of accommodation...).

    But I'm sure your doc is aware of all that.

    See if he/she will post on this!?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Blue Laser Pen vs Blue Light Coatings
    By Oscar in forum General Optics and Eyecare Discussion Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-13-2018, 01:24 PM
  2. Blue Filter Apps VS Blue coat lenses
    By thejun in forum General Optics and Eyecare Discussion Forum
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 02-12-2016, 01:01 PM
  3. Will it filter blue or generate blue
    By rbaker in forum General Optics and Eyecare Discussion Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-04-2015, 10:18 AM
  4. So my Kid wants to be an optician...
    By Wes in forum Just Conversation
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 04-09-2013, 10:53 AM
  5. Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance
    By Happylady in forum General Optics and Eyecare Discussion Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-04-2006, 09:01 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OptiBoard is proudly sponsored by:
Younger Optics and Vision Equipment