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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.

American Transplant Congress 2016

We enjoyed meeting everyone and seeing some familiar faces at the American Transplant Congress this week in Boston. It's exciting to hear the positive impact video recording has had in the field of transplantation, for both teaching and documentation purposes. Videos taken with the MiniCam HD loupe-mounted camera help doctors and other healthcare professionals see exactly what went on during each surgery; they are no longer simply relying on memory. Videos can also be displayed on a screen in the OR during each surgery in order allow for a larger, real-time view of the procedure.

For more information about the MiniCam HD, please click here.

New Partnership with Akamai Orthopedics
LOS ANGELES, May 24, 2016 - L.A. Lens, the innovative Los Angeles-based healthcare supplier, and Akamai Orthopedics, Hawaii's leading medical device distributor, announce their new partnership. This partnership will expand access to surgical loupes, portable LED headlights, and HD surgical cameras to Hawaiian healthcare professionals.
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Akamai Orthopedics specializes in bringing the most medically advanced equipment to the Hawaiian markets through its extensive portfolio of unique and innovative medical device equipment.
 
Nasir Khan of Akamai Orthopedics, explains, "Our customers trust our expertise when purchasing within our portfolio of products. We are excited to partner with L. A. Lens, as they are aligned with our vision and provide the most technologically advanced loupes, lights, and HD surgical cameras available."
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For more information, please call (844) 332-8383.
 
New Nike Brazen Surgical Loupes From L.A. Lens

 

 

L.A. Lens is proud announce the Nike Brazen Sports frame as the latest edition to our selection of dental and surgical loupe frames. After taking our customer’s feed back onboard, we now provide a brand-name frame option to compliment our collection. Our Premium Nike Brazen Sports Frame combines style, comfort, and lightweight durability. It features a nylon frame with lateral splash protection, metal accents, and a ventilated nose bridge for anti-fog functionality. We currently have 5 different color options available, ranging from Matte Black to Tortoise Shell. The Nike Brazen frame is available for all magnifications in our TTL (Through-the-lens) Loupes range, and it will soon become available in our Flip Up range. Prices start at $845.00 for a 2.5x Flip-up and $945.00 for a 2.5x TTL 

With a 30-day money-back guarantee and a helpful customer service team, L.A. Lens strives to provide risk-free online purchasing.

To purchase a pair of Nike Brazen TTL Loupes, please click here, If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us (844) 332-8383

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 

Take 5 Megapixel Photographs with the MiniCam HD Loupe-Mounted Camera

Did you know… 

Not only can you use the L.A. Lens MiniCam HD to take HD videos, you can also use it to take high-definition, 5-megapixel photographs. This function is entirely unique to the MiniCam HD and results in higher definition photographs than can be attained with any other loupe-mounted camera on the market.

For dental and medical professionals who are used to taking high quality photos with DSLR cameras, this 5-megapixel function is key. Still images taken with this setting come out clear, crisp, and in a high enough resolution to be zoomed in and enlarged. Pictured below is a still image taken with the MiniCam HD.

One of the most exciting benefits of using the MiniCam HD to take your high-resolution images is that the MiniCam HD is entirely hands-free. By tapping the foot pedal, you are able to capture exactly what you see through your loupes in perfect focus. Images are taken from your point of view and you do not have to stop what you are doing to take them. Similar to the video recording function, you are able to take still images using 2x, 4x, or 8x magnification.

Another valuable feature of the MiniCam HD 5-megapixel mode is the ability to zoom in on the picture, simply by clicking the image, to see greater detail – as pictured below.

The Futudent software separates your videos and images into two different libraries, so that you are able to easily navigate through both.

Finally, all photographs are saved automatically to your library where you can choose to share/ upload them to the cloud, export them to your desktop as Jpegs images, or export them to your practice management software.

For more information about the L.A. Lens MiniCam HD, please click here

The L.A. Lens Team 

L.A. Lens Introduces The Clearlight Wireless LED Headlight System

TORRANCE CA – APRIL 15, 2015 – Los Angeles-based medical device company L.A. Lens introduces its new Clearlight Wireless LED Headlight system. Designed to provide illumination without the inconvenience of external wires, The Clearlight is mounted to a headband and is powered by a lightweight, built-in battery. The included headband is made of soft natural leather and can be adjusted to fit any size.

The Clearlight LED Headlight provides medical and dental professionals with a circular uniform beam at 7,000 foot candles (75,350 lux). Included in the system are two wireless Lithium-ion batteries, each lasting over three hours. Users also have the option of purchasing a long lasting belt-clip battery pack should they want the flexibility of switching between a wireless and wired design.

In addition to providing users with a wireless lighting solution, The Clearlight has some other key advantages. Not only is the headlight system extremely lightweight, it also does not radiate heat like many other portable headlights. Furthermore, the Clearlight light intensity can easily be adjusted from 0% to 100% simply by twisting the dial.

The Clearlight LED Headlight retails for $695 and can be purchased directly from the L.A. Lens online store. With a 30-day money-back guarantee and a helpful customer service team, L.A. Lens strives to provide risk-free online purchasing.

To purchase The Clearlight Wireless LED Headlight System, please click here

 

The L.A. Lens Team