Think back to when you were a kid and someone treated you to an outing to the local ice cream parlor. You walk through the doors and are greeted by the sweet smell of 31 flavors and fresh waffle cones. You approach the counter set on a double scoop of Rocky Road, but with your nose pressed up to the glass and an endless array of flavors before your eyes, you’re less confident in your choice.
The pralines and cream with caramel drizzle looks amazing, the strawberry is always a safe bet, and the neon swirl of color beaming from a half-scooped tub of rainbow sherbet pulls you in yet another direction.
In the end you stick with your original choice, but as you leave the shop with a taste of Rocky Road in your mouth and a trickle of it racing down the cone towards your knuckles, you wonder if you made the right call.
When faced with a variety of great options, making the right choice can be tough. And feeling confident in your ultimate decision can be even tougher. Whether picking an ice-cream flavor or a photochromic lens, you want the sweet aftertaste of complete confidence following your choice.
When it comes to dispensing SunSync Light-Reactive Lenses, you may find it hard to decide between an ultra-fast lens and an extra-active lens. And you may find it even harder to choose between an ultra-fast extra-active and its standard counterpart.
It’s completely understandable. These lenses all share exceptional benefits, but they also have unique characteristics that make one a better recommendation than another for a particular patient. With everything you have going on in your day as an eye care professional, remembering the differences between each lens is a tall order.
With everything you have going on in your day as an eye care professional, remembering the differences between each lens is a tall order. "
Simplifying Dispensing, Instilling Confidence
Wouldn’t it be great if you had a tool that helped you quickly recall the differences between SunSync Elite, SunSync Elite XT, SunSync Drive XT, and original SunSync? And wouldn’t it be extra-helpful if that tool also helped you easily identify the exact patients for whom each lens is the right choice?
Imagine the satisfaction of knowing that you sent your last patient, a full-time mother of three, out the door in a lens that’s not only going to keep up with her ultra-busy lifestyle, but also improve her quality of life by providing the features, benefits, and visual experience tailored to her exact needs.
Imagine the satisfaction of knowing that you sent your last patient, a full-time mother of three, out the door in a lens that’s not only going to keep up with her ultra-busy lifestyle, but also improve her quality of life..."
If that sounds appealing, you’ve come to the right place. This post will break down each lens in the SunSync portfolio and how they compare to one another. From the key benefits they provide to the patient priorities they satisfy to the lifestyles they accommodate, you’ll get the information you need to help you pair each person with the perfect SunSync Light-Reactive Lens in less time, with more confidence. And at the end of the post, you can download a handy master guide to keep by your side and refer to in the practice.
We’ll begin with SunSync Elite, but you can skip to the lens or section of your choice by clicking one of the following links. You can also download a handy comparison guide at the end of the article.
A perfect all-purpose lens for patients seeking the latest technology, fastest fade-back speed in the portfolio, and clear indoor appearance, but don’t need the darkest color outdoors or in-car color retention.
Patient Priorities: Fade-back speed, indoor clarity, personal appearance, glare reduction, UV and blue light defense.
Patient Lifestyles: Perfect for fast-paced, indoor-outdoor lifestyles that don’t require the darkest available outdoor color or in-car activation.
Occupational Fits: Occupations that entail frequent movement between indoors and outdoors or keep people inside for extended periods.
SunSync Elite XT
The ideal option for outdoor enthusiasts and athletes who want very fast fade-back speed, extra-dark outdoor color and color retention in the car, but don’t need the fastest fade-back speed of SunSync Elite and are ok with some residual tint indoors.
Patient Priorities: Fast fade-back speed, extra-dark outdoor color, in-car color retention, glare reduction, UV and blue light defense.
Patient Lifestyles: Active outdoor lifestyle with need for fast adaptation to changing light conditions as with running (trail or road), cycling (trail or road), hiking, or kayaking.
Occupational Fits: Outdoor occupations, driving occupations, occupations that entail movement between locations or jobsites throughout the day, and indoor occupations that commonly include extended periods outdoors.
Portfolio Ranking by Attribute:
The choice for patients seeking solid, daily performance across the board but don’t need the fastest available fade-back speed or darkest available outdoor color.
Patient Priorities: Dark outdoor color, clear indoor appearance, UV and blue light defense.
Patient Lifestyles: Perfect for busy lifestyles that don’t require the fastest reaction speed, darkest available outdoor color, or activation in the car.
Occupational Fits: Occupations that keep people indoors for longer periods with intermittent trips outside:
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SunSync Drive XT
A great daily lens for patients looking for in-car activation, extra-dark outdoor color, and exceptionally clear indoor appearance, but don’t need the fastest fade-back speed.
Patient Priorities: In-car color retention, darkest outdoor color, exceptionally clear indoor appearance, UV and blue light defense.
Patient Lifestyles: On-the-go professional and personal lifestyles that require the ability for activation in all environments, including the car.
Occupational Fits: Outdoor occupations or professions that entail constant driving or movement between locations or jobsites throughout the day, and indoor occupations that commonly include extended periods outdoors.
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Making the right choice in a timely fashion enhances your patient’s experience, as well as their trust in you as their go-to expert. Knowing that you put that patient in the perfect light-reactive lens boosts dispensing confidence, provides peace of mind, and leaves you with a taste in your mouth sweeter than Rocky Road. This always comes down to your expertise as an eye care professional, but having a handy reference tool by your side never hurts.
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