As you are no doubt aware, the SAOA coding system for spectacle lenses has been completely revised and the new system will be effective from 1st May 2017.
To assist in the smooth transition, we have made three tools available for you.
- The official SAOA explanatory video
- A series of Questions and Answers
- A PDF version of the "Summary of the Coding Structure and Rules" that you can download and print.
Also, as a change to our normal procedure, rather than wait for the entire Optical Assistant to be finalised, suppliers’ price lists are being made available as each layout is completed. We are pleased to announce that most of the listings are now completed and uploaded to the Cre8YourOwn utility.
The full flip-through version, including Professional fees, Contact lenses, etc will be available towards the end of April.
The Optical Assistant is your desk reference to the price lists used within the Optometric industry. As an independent entity, SB Media Promotions is recognised by the Profession and Medical Aid industry as the provider of a fair Guideline Tariff.
We do electronic marketing in the form of SMS and email campaigns for various businesses and professional practices. One of our marketing initiatives is a comprehensive package which has been designed for the optometric profession.
SpexPal is an eyewear insurance product designed to encourage patient loyalty. It covers the replacement of a pair of spectacles in case of loss or breakage. In the event of a claim, the patient comes back to the optometry practice.