Something Great is Headed from Italy to Cherry Optical, Inc!

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On its way from Italy to Green Bay, we are upgrading one of our Mei 641s with automated loading/unloading.

We are currently running one manual and one automated Mei 641. Check out our new video highlighting the benefits of these machines and get ready for improved turn-around times.

 

Mei lens milling is a revolutionary technology that will forever change the way lenses are cut to be assembled into eyeglass frames.  With Mei, we now utilize a series of different milling cutters to perfectly shape and bevel the lens edge and surfaces versus the old technology of grinding a lens to shape

  • The Mei machines receive the data from the LMS via the barcode on the job-tray.
    • A skilled finish laboratory Optician has already “programmed” the job with the correct bevel type and position.
  • A quick rough cut gets the lens close to the final shape.
  • A “tracing step”  measures the exact lens curvature and thickness. Then the machine uses those readings programs where to put the finished edge process.
  • Depending upon the type of job and material, the Mei machine will move the lens to the appropriate tool for processing.
    • Hide-a-bevel
    • Groove
    • Drill
    • Polishing
    • Pin-Bevel
  • Upon completion of the cutting steps, nearly 100% of lenses are ready to be directly assembled into the eyeglass frame.

Cherry Optical, Inc Announces Essilor’s “Ultimate Offer”

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Cherry Optical, Inc announces the Essilor “Ultimate Offer” enrollment portal is LIVE!  Here is the link to MyIDDLabs.com portal. We’re encouraging you to enroll in the offer as soon as possible to take full advantage of the promotion for yourselves and your patients. The promotional period is Sept 12 to Dec 31, 2017.
Get the latest on the Ultimate Lens Package by Essilor here.
*You are eligible for the Ultimate Offer the day following enrollment (starting 9/12). Both Qualifying and Bonus Pairs must be for the same patient, same day, through the same lab.
Please contact your Cherry Optical, Inc Sales Representative or our Customer Service team for more information. (920) 469-2559. Can’t remember your Unique Essilor ID number? Contact our Premier Brand Consultant, Bill Lee at bill@cherryopticalinc.com or 1(262) 751-1961.

“What’s New Monthly” August 2017

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WNM – August 2017 Newsletter

This What’s New Monthly Topics

  • Here’s one for you: Athleisure Eyewear
  • Leave Polycarbonate for the Strip Mall Opticals
  • August 21st – Eclipse Eye Safety
  • NEW! Eyezen+ 0; Promotion Continues – May through August 31st
  • NEW! IOT Camber Steady
  • NEW! IOT Camber Mobile
  • Crizal Prevencia – Seeing is Believing
  • Croakies – Available Through Cherry Optical, Inc
  • Transitions 7 in Ultra-Thin 1.74 Index Material
  • Looking for an Alternative – SEIKO Superior
     Have a topic you’d like us to review? Contact Adam Cherry here!

Elevated Surfacing Levels – Get to Know Kimberly, One of Our Newest Surfacing Technicians

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I, Kimberly, have worked in optical production, specifically surfacing, for just over three years. Four months ago, I was lucky enough to land an interview at Cherry Optical, Inc. Walking through the lab was something of a dream. I’d worked in two optical labs prior, one in Minnesota and another in Wisconsin, and at the time I thought I’d already seen everything there was to see in optical surfacing. Boy, was I wrong! I was completely awe struck. The combination of technology and skilled craftsmanship here is astounding. We have managed to eliminate significant amounts of potential human error using technology and have streamlined the surface process to near perfection.

In the four short months since I began my career at Cherry, we’ve added an automated laser and an automated blocker. An automated blocker! This machine allows us to automate a messy and tedious task so that my teammates and I can focus on more intensive jobs. My three previous years of experience in optical was mostly centered around blocking. Now we have a machine that does that job for us. What does this mean to me personally? That’s easy! Not only is our company continually expanding, so are my skills and knowledge of the field. I’m excited to see where we’ll be in just another few short months. Not to mention, we have another two major tech upgrades on their way. I thoroughly enjoy learning about all of the machines that help me do my job. I certainly look forward to growing and advancing with Cherry Optical, Inc for many years to come!

SCHNEIDER Automated Laser

SCHNEIDER Automated Blocker

 

 

 

 

 

What’s New Questionnaire (WNQ) – July 2017 Answer Key

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Congratulations to:

Na-dine Kramer of West Bend Optical
Brandi Minor of Dr. Shelly Baker’s Office
Wendy Carlson of U.P. Ophthalmology

Take a peek at the answer key below and let us know if you have any questions.

The network we share is a great place to inform others and grow our own knowledge base. If you happen to hear a question at your office that you think would benefit other practices, please contact us with your suggestions using the link below. Thank you for being a part of our team.

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What’s New Questionnaire (WNQ) – July 2017

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Test your knowledge and reap the rewards!

*Update – Please note there is a typo on Question #3! Now it’s a freebie! Get the other 6 questions right and earn your chance at $50. Good Luck!

3) Transpose the following prescription: +2.25 +1.75 x 085.
The typo correct answer is “+4.00 -1.75 x 175.”
A.) +2.25 -1.75 x 085
B.) -4.00 +1.75 x 175
C.) +4.00 +1.75 x 175
D.) -2.25 +1.75 x 085

Click here for What’s New Questionnaire – July 2017

Once completed, please fax back to (920) 569-2309 as it MUST BE RETURNED BEFORE NOON on WEDNESDAY, July 26th

All perfect scores will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card. We will announce three lucky winners by Thursday. Thank you for your time and good luck!

This Questionnaire is intended for current Cherry Optical, Inc customers.

NEW! Eyezen+ 0 Design Available July 11, 2017

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NEW! Eyezen™+ 0 Design FAQs

What is the new Eyezen+ 0 design?

The current Eyezen+ designs provide accommodative relief in the bottom of each lens to help defend against digital eye strain. The accommodative support increases with each design (1, 2 or 3) and each is recommended based on the patient’s age (18 to 50 years old). The Eyezen+ 0 design will be recommended for patients under age 18. Similar to the Eyezen+ 1, 2, and 3 designs, the Eyezen+ 0 design will be digitally surfaced and optimized to a patient’s Rx to provide outstanding distance vision. However, the Eyezen+ 0 design does not contain accommodative relief.  For Eyezen+ 0, eye strain relief will be provided by the Smart Blue Filter™ feature’s ability to decrease exposure to Harmful Blue Light by at least 20%.

Are ECPs limited to using the Eyezen+ 0 design with patients under age 18?

As with the other Eyezen+ designs, ECPs are free to use their discretion in recommending the designs. The Eyezen+ age recommendation for each design is based on established research of the accommodative system.

Will the Eyezen+ 0 design require a fitting height like the other Eyezen+ designs?

Yes. Optimal performance with aspheric single vision lenses like Eyezen+ lenses requires a fitting height. Fitting measurements for all Eyezen+ designs will remain the same.

Is the Eyezen+ 0 design launching in all distribution channels?

No. The 0 design will only be available on Eyezen+ lenses, which is exclusive to the independent ECP.

What will the Eyezen+ 0 design cost?

Eyezen+ 0 lenses are priced the same as the rest of the Eyezen+ family. Please reach out to your Sales Representative or our Customer Service team with any questions.

“What’s New Monthly” April-July 2017

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WNM – April through July 2017 Newsletter

This What’s New Monthly Topics:

  • NEW! Next Generation of Camber Lens Designs

  • Are You a 1900’s Safety Provider?

  • Shamir Insight, Inc – 100% Digital Freeform

  • Eyezen+ Promotion Continues – May 1st through August 31st

  • Really?! This is a thing…

  • PPG’s Tribrid Material Continues to Grow

  •  What is Your Anti-Reflective Percentage Really?

  •  I (Adam) Must be Getting Old

  • NEW! Blutech Outdoor Gray

    Have a topic you’d like us to review? Contact Adam Cherry here!

What’s New Questionnaire (WNQ) – June 2017 Answer Key

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Congratulations to:

Rose Lallemont – Northern Sight Vision Clinic
Nicole – River Valley Vision
Jill Schoonover – Berlin Family Eyecare

Take a peek at the answer key below and let us know if you have any questions.

The network we share is a great place to inform others and grow our own knowledge base. If you happen to hear a question at your office that you think would benefit other practices, please contact us with your suggestions using the link below. Thank you for being a part of our team.

Contact Us Here 

View the Answer Key

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Happy Fourth of July!

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Cherry Optical, Inc will be Closed Monday, July 3rd, and Tuesday, July 4th in observance of the holiday. We wish you a Happy Fourth of July!

Speaking of having a safe holiday, take extra care with your fireworks!  An estimated 8,000 firework-related injuries were treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms in 2015. These injuries took place during a one-month study period of June 19 to July 19, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). About 1,300 of the injuries during that month were eye injuries. Be safe out there! 🙂

Learn more about eye safety here.