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MiniCam 1080 Goes Mobile!

Surgical point-of-view recording just went mobile with our new MiniCam 1080 Recording App for Android. We are pleased to release the new app which makes tether-free filming possible for all MiniCam 1080 users, old and new. The new app makes it possible to record and take photos from anywhere in the room, without requiring a USB connection to a computer.

To get started, simply install the Futudent recording app from the Google Play Store and connect your MiniCam 1080 to any suitable Android phone or tablet. Then put your device in your pocket and start filming as usual.  The device provides power and storage for the MiniCam 1080 and enables an entirely portable camera set-up.

For our V1 MiniCam HD users, a necessary firmware upgrade is required. It  can be installed free of charge by contacting info@la-lens.com. The app is also free on the Google Play store, making this useful new functionality is available to all users.

Key Features:

  • 1080p and 720p recordings supported
  • Capture audio
  • Live stream to external monitor (via Chromecast or Miracast)
  • Free to all MiniCam 1080 users
  • Camera firmware upgrade might be needed, please contact info@la-lens.com

To purchase the MiniCam 1080, please click here.

Dr. Alejandro Berg Reviews the MiniCam HD

Thank you to Dr. Alejandro Berg for this fantastic testimonial about our MiniCam HD loupe-mounted video camera.

Testimonial from Dr. Alejandro Berg (Santiago, Chile): 

"We had been using an intraoral camera for over 15 years and recently switched to the L.A. Lens MiniCam HD in 2015. The change was so radical that we now call our videos "First Person Dentistry". Now the first thing we are asked in every single lecture we give is, "How was this recorded?". The quality of the videos is such that we are able to review videos in order to improve our diagnosis, techniques, and the correlation with clinical success. It has also helped us to change the way we do treatment planning and improve the way we relate to our patients and colleagues. We could not be happier."

To find out more about the MiniCam HD, please click here.

MiniCam HD Survey Results

We surveyed 591 medical and dental professionals to discover what their main use would be for a loupe-mounted HD video camera. Teaching and lecturing took the lead, with 53.8% of participants choosing this benefit. It is evident that the ability to record videos and take pictures from the user's perspective is an invaluable teaching and learning tool. Users also prosper from the private cloud server, which enables them to quickly and easily email their videos to students, colleagues, and patients. Is teaching/ lecturing what you would choose? Post your comments and let us know!

The results from the survey are posted below. Thanks to everyone who participated!

What would be your main use for the MiniCam HD camera?
53.8%     Teaching/ lecturing
14.4%     Documentation
11.5%     Live previewing
18.2%     Improving patient care
0%          Increasing sales
0%          None of the above
AO Meeting 2016

Thank you to everyone who came by our booth at the AO Annual Meeting in San Diego this year. We enjoyed giving demos of our loupe-mounted HD video camera and learning about new applications for the MiniCam HD in implant dentistry. If you have any follow-up questions, or if we didn't get the chance to speak to you, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Call (844) 332-8383, or email info@la-lens.com. We look forward to hearing from you. See you next year!

AEEDC 2016

We had the pleasure of meeting our new partners from Al-Haya Medical Company (AMCO) during the AEEDC Meeting in Dubai. L.A. Lens conducted a series of product training courses and hands-on sessions during this visit.

AMCO will be exclusively providing the L.A. Lens range of dental loupes and LED headlights to its healthcare partners in the Middle East.

New Partnership with Al-Haya Medical Company

LOS ANGELES, February 11, 2016 - L.A. Lens, the Los Angeles-based medical device supplier, and Al-Haya Medical Company (AMCO), one of the world leaders in pharmaceuticals, healthcare products, and dental supplies and equipment, are happy to announce their new partnership. This partnership will expand access to loupes and portable LED headlights to dental professionals in AMCO's Middle Eastern territories, including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, Lebanon, Kuwait and Qatar. 

Simon Smallwood, Director of International Sales, explains, "By entering this partnership with AMCO, L.A. Lens will secure lasting, profitable growth in one of the world's largest dental markets. AMCO will bring L.A. Lens' industry leading products to the market via well-developed distribution structures, providing dental loupes and LED headlights to practices across the Middle East."

After servicing their healthcare partners for over 49 years, AMCO will be further expanding its customer base with this partnership. Existing customers will continue to benefit from top-class customer service.

http://www.alhaya-medical.com

For more information, please call (844) 332-8383.

GNYDM 2015

L.A. Lens had a great time working with our partners and friends from Futudent during the Greater New York Dental Meeting this year! We are excited and encouraged by the positive response to loupe-mounted video cameras and the expansion of video dentistry.

GNYDM 2015

 

 

How to Measure Working Distance for Your Dental Loupes

How to measure the correct working distance for your loupes ( TTLs or Flip Ups) is a question we are asked frequently at L.A. Lens. It is a measurement that is very simple and quick to take.

The working distance refers to the distance between the doctor's/ hygienist's eyes and the patients mouth. In order to measure this distance, you require two people, the user and the helper. The user needs to assume a normal working position, and needs to make sure that they do not lean forward too much when measuring. Then, the helper needs to place the edge of the tape measure on the bridge of the nose of the user and draw it downwards to the patients front teeth. This number will tell you whether the user needs a Short, Regular, Long or Extra-Long working distance in their pair of loupes. Please use the picture and chart below to help determine the correct working distance.

 

Taking your working distance measurement is one step in our guide to purchasing loupes, which can be found here.

If you require any further help with taking your working distance measurement please do hesitate to give us a call on (844)-332-8383 or send an email to info@la-lens.com. 

 

The L.A. Lens Team.

How Loupe-Mounted Cameras Simplify Documentation

 
As shown in the Oral Healthcare video below, the MiniCam HD loupe-mounted camera makes documentation simple, effortless and personalized.

Here are some key advantages to using the MiniCam HD loupe-mounted camera:

  • Personalized Oral Healthcare Guides
  • Personalize your patients’ experience and send your advice home with them by creating personal oral healthcare videos. Record while you work – no editing or processing required.
  • Better Documentation
  • HD video and images are easily captured, viewed, and stored. Video with narration creates an easily reviewable record of the patient’s visit that can be saved securely, then retrieved with any device (including smartphones and tablets).
  • Referrals and Sharing
  • Share your findings clearly and easily. E-mailing a video link allows you to share your patient information with specialists, patients, technicians, and hygienists quickly and efficiently.
  • Imaging Made Easier
  • Capture everything you see. The camera is loupe or headband mounted and controlled by a pedal. Now there is no need to interrupt your work. MiniCam HD requires no disruptive steps to operate, unlike other cameras on the market.

The L.A. Lens Team

Placing Prescriptions in Surgical and Dental Loupes

Loupes are designed to ensure that medical and dental practitioners see what is in front of them in high resolution and perfect clarity. For doctors who require vision correction, it is important that their prescription is placed correctly for them to be able to get the most out of their loupes.

Unfortunately, prescription placement in loupes can be confusing. Because prescriptions vary from person to person, we cannot recommend a universal solution; however, once you know the facts it will be easy to choose the best solution for you.

Through-The-Lens:

Prescriptions can be placed in both the optical barrels and in the carrier lens. The picture below depicts prescription placement in a TTL loupe.

Prescriptions can be placed in both the optical barrels and in the carrier lens. The picture below depicts prescription placement in a TTL loupe.

  1. The optical barrel. When a user looks through his or her optical barrels, they should see the image directly in front of them in perfect focus. If you have a reading/close up prescription, you should place it here to ensure what you are seeing in front of you is clear.
  2. The carrier lens. When a medical or dental practitioner is wearing loupes and they are looking through the carrier lens, they are trying to see objects at a distance, such as the clock or computer screen. If you have a distance prescription, you should place it here.

Flip-Up:

Prescriptions can only be placed in the carrier lens in a flip-up loupe. The picture below depicts prescription placement in a flip-up loupe.

 

  1. The carrier lens. In flip-up loupes, prescriptions can only be placed in the carrier lens. If you have a reading prescription, it is essential that you place your prescription in the carrier lens of your flip-up loupes; this will allow you to see what is in front of you when you are looking through the barrels of your loupes.

It is important to note that each pair of L.A. Lens frames has different prescription limitations. You can find the limitations listed on the product page of each frame. 

If you require further help with prescription placement in your loupes, send us an email at info@la-lens.com.

The L.A Lens Team 

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