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Essilor ECP University Graduate

LaRae – Essilor ECP University Graduate

Congratulations to our recent Essilor ECP University (http://www NULL.ecpuniversity NULL.com/) graduate, LaRae F.

LaRae has completed a 6 month business training course designed specifically for optical dispensary managers.   The course consisted of several trips to Dallas, TX for classroom instruction as well as project-based learning experiences with weekly virtual meetings with teachers and classmates.

“One of the biggest benefits of the course,” said LaRae, “was the training on identifying the needs of our patients by asking the appropriate questions and then offering solutions to fit their needs. My passion is working with people and helping to improve their quality of life.”

The course also included instruction on developing coaching skills that can be used to assist staff to reach their maximum capabilities as well as merchandising and inventory management. We are so happy to have on our staff a leader like LaRae, someone who is excited to develop and enhance her skills as a member of the Uptown Eye Care team.

Click here to meet LaRae and the rest of our great staff.


Essilor Testimonials from ECP University Graduates
(LaRae is the second person giving a testimonial)


About ECP University

ECP University, brought to you by Essilor of America, provides education solutions for the growth and development of eye care practices through distance, in-person, and online training. Training is available for all staff roles and experience levels.

Get started either through an ECP University Online (http://www NULL.ecpuniversity NULL.com/online) subscription or enroll key staff in the Dispensary Manager Program (http://www NULL.ecpuniversity NULL.com/dispensary-manager).

About Essilor of America

Essilor of America, Inc. (http://www NULL.essilorusa NULL.com/) is the leading manufacturer and wholesale distributor of optical lenses in the United States. In 1996, with the establishment of Essilor Laboratories of America, Inc. (Essilor Labs), Essilor became the first fully integrated optical company in the United States. Specializing in ophthalmic lens production, manufacturing and distribution in addition to wholesale optical laboratory operations.

With customers in mind, Essilor works closely with eyecare professionals to provide innovative products that fit their lifestyles. The industry’s most technologically advanced lenses – Varilux®, Crizal®, Xperio®, DEFINITY®, Airwear® and Thin&Lite® – demonstrate the company’s ability to respond to consumer demand for quality eyewear that is comfortable, attractive, durable and lightweight.

Varilux S Series Lenses

Uptown Eye Care is proud to be a leader in offering our patients the most advanced technology available. We are excited to be able to offer the new Varilux S Series progressive lenses from Essilor.

Thanks to cutting edge design, innovative technology and unique manufacturing process, Varilux S Series lenses offer never before achieved stability in motion, improved retinal image matching, spatial perception and faster visual reaction time. The Varilux S Series lenses were ranked #1 on every lens feature by real patients in independent studies.

Here is what some patients have said about this new technology:

“When I turn my head, my vision is so fast. It’s automatic.”
“I feel more confident when going down stairs.”
“I don’t have to keep finding the clear area- it’s all clear.”

If you would like to experience:

  • Faster visual reaction time
  • Expansive vision
  • Stability in motion
  • Guaranteed performance

Ask us about the new Varilux S Series when you come in for your next appointment.

Varilux S Series Lenses

Varilux S Series Lenses

Digital Surfacing up to 5 times more accurate

Varilux S Series introduces the next generation in DualOptix lenses. Due to the revolutionary technology in the Varilux S Series lenses, the digital surfacing process had to be enhanced to support the advancements. This new digital surfacing process is based on a new active loop that uses the accurate measurement of the lens position in the blocker when surfacing with the diamond tool. Keep in mind that unlike others, we did not create a digital process to sell a new lens design. We identified patients’ unmet needs and to meet these needs created revolutionary technologies that required a new digital surfacing process.

Visual Fatigue

Do you leave your desk at the end of your day with pain in your neck or lower back? Do you deal with headaches and eyestrain on a regular basis?

If the answer to these questions is yes, you may suffer from Visual Fatigue Syndrome, according to the eye doctors at Uptown Eye Care.

“Since extensive computer use is a part of many jobs, eye strain has become a major job-related complaint.” says optometrist Elaine Happ. “Studies show that up to 90% of computer workers suffer from eye strain and other bothersome visual symptoms as well as back and neck pain from excessive head movement.”

There are some things you can do to reduce vision fatigue, like position your computer monitor so windows are to the side, instead of in front or behind it. Glare on walls and finished surfaces, as well as reflections on your computer screen also can cause computer eye strain. Consider installing an anti-glare screen on your monitor and if you wear glasses purchase lenses with an anti-reflective coating. Both of these features will reduce the amount of light reflecting off the front and back surfaces of your lenses.

LCD screens usually have an anti-reflective surface and are easier on the eyes than the older CRT screens. Adjusting the brightness, text size and contrast, and the color temperature in the display settings of your computer will also reduce strain and fatigue.

When working at a computer, people blink less frequently — about five times less than normal. Yet, blinking is essential when at a computer because it moistens your eyes and prevents dryness and irritation. The Uptown Eye Care eye doctors recommend this exercise: every 20 minutes blink your eyes very slowly, as if you were falling asleep, about 10-15 times to re-moisten your eyes.

You may also benefit from a pair of Anti-Fatigue lenses. These lenses, made by Essilor, are designed with a “power boost” area in the lower portion of the lens for greater comfort when doing near-vision work. “We have had a lot of success helping our patients obtain more comfortable vision at work using these new lenses” according to optometrist Elaine Happ.

Contact Uptown Eye Care today to setup an appointment to see if you are suffering from Visual Fatigue Syndrome.

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