Monday, December 18, 2017

Orascoptic OmniOptic Performing Beyond Expectations

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One of the products I’ve been working with lately is the OmniOptic magnification system from Orascoptic.  This is an interesting idea for magnification.  The system is a frame and a portion of the telescope built-in.  The picture below provides a nice explanation.
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The black ‘rings’ in the lenses in the picture above are set to the user’s unique inter pupillary distance and any prescription vision correction is built into them.  Creating that custom part of the glasses is where the most expensive part of the scopes lies.  These rings contain a magnet… and this is where the genius part of this comes into play.  The doctor can then pick and choose what degree of magnification they desire and purchase only the ones they want.  Each of the magnification attachments shown above (the silver and black parts at the bottom of the picture) also contain magnets and they “snap” into place inside the black rings on the frame.
These snap in scopes are available in 2.5x, 3.5x, 4.5x, and 5.5x.  The doctor only purchases the ones they want.  If you are just starting with magnification I advise you start out lower (2.5x or 3.5x) and then once you get past the learning curve, there may be clinical situations where you want greater visibility.  The doctor can then purchase only the scopes needed and snap them in when a case indicates.  I have all four levels of magnification.  I find I am doing hygiene checks at 2.5x or 3.5x and doing the majority of my treatment at 4.5x.  However for anterior esthetics I find the 5.5x to be a must for properly finishing margins.  The frames are incredibly comfortable and swapping out the telescopes is very easy.
For years (about 20 now) I’ve been working with some type of surgical telescopes (BTW, they ARE surgical telescopes, they are NOT loupes… don’t get me started).  I started out at 2.5x and have continued to upgrade over the years until now I am routinely working at 4x or 5x. That was before the arrival in my office of my OmniOptix.  The reason for that is 2 years ago I upgraded my magnification to the Orascoptic EyeZoom (pictured below).  The EyeZoom is a single set of surgical telescopes that are adjustable with 3.0x 4.0x, and 5.0x.  The user simply rotates the barrel of the scopes and they lock into place at the desired level of magnification.
The one drawback to the EyeZoom is that you bear the weight of the 5.0x telescopes even when you are working at 3.0x.  Some doctors won’t mind this, while others would prefer only wearing heavier scopes when it is necessary.
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That’s why I’m excited that Orascoptic is now giving doctors a choice.  You now can work at the level of mag you want AND at the weight you want.  Both products offer outstanding visibility and are built to handle the rigors of taking them on and off multiple times a day.  Both products are highly recommended and I cannot personally tell you which is my favorite.  My best advice would be to contact Orascoptic and give yourself a chance to try both versions and see which feels better for you.  You can even get these built using the XV-1 frames (pictured below) that feature a built-in light with no cords.  The choice is up to you!  Both of these products are highly recommended!!!  

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