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custom stable™ | SPOTLIGHT
 
 
 
 
CASE STUDIES, TIPS & RESOURCES - AUGUST 2016 EDITION
 
 
 
 
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CELEBRATING | 35 YEARS
 
 
A LOOK BACK AT HOW TECHNOLOGY HAS CHANGED
AND HELPED US TRANSFORM
 
August 1, 2016
 
This year we're celebrating our 35th year of helping practitioners change lives through vision. We've come a long way since 1981 and we've seen a lot of advances in that time. In this issue of Custom Stable Spotlight we wanted to highlight some of the distinct technologies that have helped transform Valley Contax and make the Custom Stable possible.
 
MATERIALS
Materials have come a long way over the past 35 years. When we started making lenses Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) was one of the only materials available as the development of gas permeability was still in its infancy. During this time there was very little oxygen permeability in contact lens materials. Today, materials have advanced dramatically-they're highly oxygen permeable, are extremely wettable and allow for much more precise manufacturing. With these new materials our Custom Stable line of lenses provides all-day comfort of 12 to 14 hours.
 
 
LATHES & LASERS
In 1981 lathing contact lenses was more art than science. Lathe operators had to dial in parameters by hand. This made reproducing the exact same lens at a later time extremely difficult. Today we utilize precision air bearing spindles and computerized lathes that make precision cuts every time and allow for replicating lens orders precisely. We also utilize lasers to engrave lenses for our diagnostic sets. This makes it easy to identify rotation, scleral zones and fitting set parameters.
 
 
ONLINE TRAINING
Before we had access to the internet, training practitioners how to fit lenses required travel and face-to-face training. Today we offer the Custom Stable Training Course on our website. This is a very concise and thorough 17-minute video that covers everything a practitioner needs to know in order to fit our Custom Stable lenses. The course also includes a short quiz which when passed entitles the user to a discounted fitting set and certificate of completion.
 
 
ONLINE ORDERING & BILLING
Ordering lenses has come a long ways as well. While fax and phone orders carried the load in decades past, today many of our clients are placing their orders online via our WebRX online order system. With the ability to quickly place orders, search past orders and view tracking and status info, this system makes a huge leap over phone and fax. In addition, many of our customers are going a step further when it comes to going paperless as we've recently introduced eStatements and electronic bill pay.
 
 
 
 
 
custom stable ™
 
The Custom Stable™ is a life changing scleral lens that can transform your practice. It fits easy, has exceptional visual acuity and provides all day comfort. With its ability to vault the cornea and create a natural tear lens the Custom Stable™ is a great fit for regular and irregular corneas that need the best in comfort and performance. Contact Valley Contax today to get started.
 
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OPTIMUM  byContamac
 
For superior performance and comfort Valley Contax recommends Optimum GP materials by Contamac for the Custom Stable line of lenses.
 
 
 
 
 
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custom stable | ELITE
 
FITTING SET OFFER
 
60 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE + FIRST FIT FREE
 
Order our 12 lens Custom Stable Elite fitting set at the discounted price of $300 and we'll give you
your first pair free! Plus if you're not completely satisfie, return the fitting set within 60 days for a full
refund! Call, email or chat live via our website to take advantage of this amazing offer!
 
 
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AMIGOS EYE CARE
 
We are proud to promote Amigos Eyecare, a student led organization at Pacific University College of Optometry which provides medical eyecare to underprivileged areas around the world. Averaging seven trips worldwide per year, one of the slated trips will be to Tanzania, east-Africa in December 2016.

With the assistance of the The Oregon Sight and Hearing Foundation(a project of the Lions Club) and many other groups which help to collect 'old glasses', students and doctors are able to examine & dispense glasses to those who would otherwise not have access to medical eye care and vision services.
 
This is an area of the world with great need, many of the nomadic people (the Maasai) have never seen a doctor of any sort in their lives. The amount of pathology & blindness in Tanzania is staggering. Ultraviolet light exposure is the leading cause of cataract formation, it can also contribute to macular degeneration and pterygium formation. These three causes of blindness could be reduced significantly by wearing non-prescription sunglasses.
 
amigos@pacificu.edu  |  amigoseyecare.com
 
 
 
custom stable™ |  TRAINING COURSE
 
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  Want to learn to fit the Custom Stable lens? It's easy, just visit our website and take the Custom Stable Training Course. It's free, just watch the 17 minute video and complete the quiz. You'll receive a certificate of completion and a coupon once you've passed.  
 
 
 
About Valley Contax
 
Valley Contax is the world's leading independent custom contact lens manufacturer. Since 1981 we've built a reputation and following for exceptional products and customer service. From our state-of-the-art facilities in Springfield, Oregon we staff the industry's most talented lab technicians, customer care representatives and consultants. Contact us today, we'd love to get to know you.
 
 
 
 
Custom Stable Fridays: Hands-on Education
 
Want to hit the fast track to learning how to fit the Custom Stable™? Join us for one of our Custom Stable Friday sessions. This is a hands-on approach to learning everything you need to know about fitting, application and removal at our state of the art facilities in Springfield, Oregon. Check our website or contact us for available dates and more info.
 
 
 
young's valley contax | established 1981
 
valleycontax.com  |  800-547-8815  |  contax@valleycontax.com