From inception to category leader within three years, the rapid evolution of Unity Via Progressive Lenses involves a series of trials, milestones, and even a tribulation or two. Click on a button within the interactive timeline to learn more about each stage in the journey and read accounts from key players along the way.
In August, we caught up with Dr. Michael Morris, a nationally acclaimed lens designer and pivotal player in the development phase of Unity Via Progressive Lenses. In the engaging conversation, Dr. Morris dished on everything from the development, wearer trials, and innovation behind Unity Via Progressives to the current state of progressive lenses to where he sees progressives going in the future. Following is the interview in its entirety.
A big part of getting patients to feel confident in trying progressives is getting them to understand the benefits straight away. When patients can clearly see what’s in it for them, saying “yes” becomes much easier.
In part two of this dispensing series, we’ll look at five surefire tips to help you successfully present the benefits of progressive lenses to patients and set them up for success.
When it comes to visual performance, settling for anything but the best isn’t an option. From their inception, Unity Via Progressive Lenses were designed to provide the “best” vision possible and according to the following facts, they’ve done just that.
Much like owning a car, corrective eyewear is something a patient will need and use every day. But nothing can be more frustrating for a patient than being recommended something that falls short of solving their specific vision needs.
It’s like a ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ story about Progressive Lenses…and It’s Perfect for These 3 Readers
Hands up if you remember “Choose Your Own Adventure” books. If that’s a little before your time, we highly recommend grabbing one off Amazon or at your local used book shop. The books take young readers on an immersive journey of their own design by choosing one path versus another at pivotal points in the story.
Recently, Unity launched its own version of a “Choose Your Own Adventure” story about Unity Via Progressive Lenses. The interactive video tour lets you choose exactly what, when, and how you want to learn about the lenses, technology, availability, and fitting instructions for each lens in the Unity Via family. Simply tell your virtual tour guide what you want to know with a click of a button and away you go.
By this point, you’ve assessed the performance of your current progressive lens and determined it merits a potential change. You’ve also identified the needs of your patients and staff members, as well as the technology and performance required of a progressive lens by which to stake your reputation. With all that legwork done, you’ve likely narrowed your field down to a leading contender.
Now it’s time to validate that decision and replace the anxiety about the change with confidence in your selection.
If you’ve progressed through part one of our blueprint for changing your preferred progressive, you’ve surveyed your current landscape and assessed whether your current lens choice meets your needs, the needs of your patients, and the needs of the practice. If you haven’t read part one yet, you’ll want to do that before proceeding through part two.
In this installment, we’ll revisit the patient and practice needs your go-to progressive must fulfill, and the must-have lens technologies that help to do that.
Upgrading your progressive lens choice comes with a lot of anxiety and a ton of questions. "Should we implement a change?" "How would we implement the change?” “Is this new lens really better than the one that we use the most?” “How can we be sure the lens does what the manufacturer says?”
By the end of this series, you’ll not only understand why upgrading your go-to progressive makes sense, but also feel confident about your decision to upgrade, and be armed with the tools and know-how to execute the change successfully.
In this first installment, we’ll address why it might be time for a change.
As an eye care professional who's success depends on the happiness of your patients, the mere thought of changing lens products can send chills down your spine and waves of nausea through your belly. Change is hard - especially if you're moving away from something you've relied on for years, or even decades.
That was the case for Outlook Eyecare in New Jersey, when they were first introduced to Unity Via Progressive Lenses. But Unity Via's technology, performance, and simplicity quickly turned anxiety into exhilaration when they saw the difference it made for their patients and practice.
We chatted with Outlook Eyecare Optical Manager, Grace Danieles, to better understand what it was like making the change initially, how long it took for the butterflies to stop swarming in the team's stomachs, and how things are going now that they put their progressive patients in Unity Via.
In a recent VSP provider survey,* eye care professionals (ECPs) were asked for their opinions on Unity Via Progressive Lenses. From ECP and patient satisfaction to ease of dispensing and overall performance, Unity’s digital, effortless, customized progressives earned top rankings from industry pros.
Eye care professionals (ECPs) have made their voices heard and the overwhelming sentiment is that they’re extremely happy with Unity Via. A recent survey*conducted by VSP® asked ECPs to rate Unity Via against the top players in the progressive lens space, and the relatively new participant in the category more than held its own.
Here’s a look at a few standout questions and answers from the survey:
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