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Crucial Peli Lens Documents
Downloadable Peli Lens Guide
Our full guide on the Peli Lens contains all the details you need to demonstrate, the Peli Lens to your patients. It’s also jam-packed with information on fitting training prisms, encouraging your patients to integrate prisms into their everyday lives, and helping your patients get full-power prisms.
If you’re considering the Peli Lens for your patient or need a deep dive into each step of the process, this guide is for you.
A one-page resource that enables you to do a quick lens tracing of training prisms so patients can reattach them.
A printable patient brochure with highlights on how to care for and use training prisms for maximum benefit.
Demonstrating and Training
Demonstrating the Peli Lens
The best way to demonstrate the Peli Lens is using our PEK (Peli Evaluation Kit). We designed our PEK to be a dynamic tool that allows you to test full-powered Peli Lens peripheral prisms on patients suffering from left or right homonymous hemianopia.
The Peli Lens is the only scientifically proven solution for expanding the visual field of patients with homonymous hemianopia. For this reason, we do not recommend presenting other legacy lenses until your patient has finished a 4-to-6 week trial using training prisms.
PEK with Horizontal Prisms
Training with the Peli Lens
When your patients regularly perform the recommended exercises, they’re better able to incorporate the Peli Lens into their everyday lives. Routine practice leads to improved locational accuracy and reaction speed, allowing your patients to gain maximum benefit.
A pilot study done at Schepens Eye Research Institute showed patients to be 95% accurate in distinguishing image location after six hours of training.
Patients should practice the following exercises for a minimum of 20 mins a day during their training period:
- Turn and Look training helps your patient differentiate between where an object appears versus where it actually is.
- Reach and Touch training helps improve hand-eye coordination.
- Walking enables patients to learn how to use the Peli Lens for its primary function: mobility.
Get the PEK (Peli Evaluation Kit)
We keep referring to this magical thing called the PEK – if you’re wondering what it is (and you’re a doctor or vision specialist who helps people with visual field loss), you need this in your life!
The PEK is a compact way for your patients to quickly and easily take the Peli Lens for a test run. With the PEK, you can perform a subjective assessment on your patients so they can see the before and after effects of the Peli Lens. Using a modern fitover and two lenses attached by magnets enables you to test horizontal or oblique peripheral prisms on either eye.
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The Peli Process
We know we’re throwing a lot at you on this page – it’s meant to be helpful (and hopefully it is!), but just in case you’re a little lost, we’ve created an entire page on the Peli Lens process and how it all fits together.
As a high-level overview, the process page will give you the highlights of how to use the PEK and help your patients get the best solution for their needs. If you want more in-depth information, our Peli Lens guide was made for you.
Get Full-Power Peli Lens Prisms for Your Patient
Full-power Peli Lens prisms offer almost double the expansion of training prisms in a highly durable format. And, after working with doctors and patients for over 20 years to find the best possible configuration for full-power prisms, we’re happy to introduce the latest breakthrough in Peli Technology: the SLAM (Single Lens Attached by Magnets).
Using SLAM technology enables us to create a removable lens that can be attached via magnets when your patient needs field expansion and easily taken off when they don’t.
The full-power Peli SLAM offers:
- Staying Power: our Peli SLAM solution stays put even when vigorously shaken
- Durability: design to last for years to come, the Peli SLAM is highly durable
- Comfort: a single lens weighs less than all other options, offering maximum comfort
- Portability: At less than the size of a business card, the Peli SLAM lets your patient easily take it with them
- Flexibility: patients can wear the Peli SLAM when they need and remove it when they don’t
Best of all? Your patient can continue to use the Peli SLAM even if their prescription changes (provided they retain their original frames). This makes the Peli SLAM a permanent, cost-effective solution for patients in the long run.
Note: While we can install the Peli Lens into multiple frame types, we recommend our Peli Lens using SLAM technology solution for most patients.
Peli Lens Using SLAM Technology Gallery
Ready to Help Your Patient Get the Full-Power Peli SLAM?
When you’re ready to help your patient get the full-power Peli SLAM, just use our handy-dandy order form. It’s as simple as that!
Of course, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We live and breathe (and sometimes eat!) the Peli Lens, so you’ll make our day by giving us a shout.
Links to Important Peli Lens Resources
We’ve gathered links to the pages about the Peli Lens you might need. Did we miss something? Let us know! We’re more than happy to create a new resource or walk you through any part of the process of getting the Peli Lens for your patient.
Peli Lens Frequently Asked Questions
Oblique prisms are uniquely positioned to expand the visual field in a way that benefits people who need additional field along the midline. This is especially helpful for driving but also aids with mobility.
State laws vary significantly. Oftentimes they’re left open to a doctor’s interpretation, and there are a number of factors to consider. We would recommend anonymously contacting your DMV to ask about the visual field requirements for driving in your state.
There are a number of factors to consider when deciding to drive with a visual field loss condition. The Peli Lens can often help a patient meet their state’s requirements for minimum visual field.
The prisms themselves cannot be tinted, but the surrounding lens often can. However, we highly recommend our clip solutions in cases like this.
The Peli Lens is best used for distance activities, not near. If you need to combine the Peli Lens with a multifocal, the best option is our easily removable SLAM solution.
We cannot embed the prisms directly into your existing lenses, but we may be able to retrofit your glasses with magnets to accommodate the SLAM solution.
The SLAM solution allows your glasses to have multiple functions. The SLAM can be used on multiple pairs of glasses and can even be retained if you get a new eyeglass prescription using the same frame. None of these features are available if we embed the prisms directly into your glasses.