When Open Patient, the Select Patient list now has extra
columns for the addresses.
In Consult, the Full Spectacle Consultation Record
printout now prints the Entry Log (Created Date and Last Modify Date) as
well as the full name of the optometrist (rather than just a code).
In the Spectacle Not Ready list under Dispensing, there
is now a hot key, R, for marking "Ready". So, holding down the R key
will continuously mark "Ready" down the list.
In the Spectacle Ready list under Dispensing, there is
now a hot key, C, for marking "Collect". So, holding down the C key will
continuously mark "Collect" down the list.
In the Spectacle Collected list under Dispensing, there
is now a hot key, F, for marking "Followup". So, holding down the F key
will continuously mark "Followup" down the list.
When Create Newsletter List, you can now create by Frame
The Prev Rx list from the Consult screen and the Spec
screen can also show the other prescriptions such as PR, AU, SU as well
as the ones dispensed in the Spectacle screen.
When creating a second or subsequent spectacles of a
patient in the same day, it will now default to create into the same
bill unless you tick the box not to merge. (This default used to be for
practices with Hicaps Interface setup only. Now, it is default for all
The Vision Interface to Hicaps can now handle
Bonus Payment from healthfund.
For NZ users, this update contains the programs necessary
for the GST changes. After the update, the first time you start Vision on
01/10/2010, it will automatically ask you whether you want to change all
the GST rates to 15%, with separate options to also change the retail
price of Frame, Sundry, Item No, Spec Lenses, Contact Lenses, Lens Extra
and Fitting Fee in Frame Type.
(This GST program does not activate until 01/10/2010, which means you
don't have to wait until the day of 01/10/2010 to run the Vision Update.
You can run the Vision Update a few days or 1-2 weeks before
For NZ users, if you want to re-price and re-tag the frames before
01/10/2010, after you run the Vision Update, there is a separate program
in the V2K folder, NZframeRRPincrease, which you can run to increase the
frame retail prices first. Then in Vision, you can "Print Barcode by
Purchase Date". If you leave all the boxes blank, it will give you a
list of all frames in stock. Then you can print barcodes for all the
frames. Otherwise, you can wait until 01/10/2010 to increase the Frame
RRP the same time as you increase the others, and re-print the frame
Spectacle Quotes are now highlighted in a different colour.
And you can set up the colour under Maintenance - Dispensing/Frame
Setup. At Background Colour for Quoted Job, right click to select a
In the Spectacle screen, removing the "Quote" out of job
Type will automatically put the original Quote date in the Note box at
the bottom (the Job date will be changed to today's date).
For letter templates, there is a new merge field to bring
In the Email Frame Order, it now also contains the
Supplier Stock code and Supplier Barcode.
In the Recall List, patients with appointments in the
next number of days are marked with "Appnt". That number of days is
now default to 180 days, which can be changed in Maintenance - Default
In the Sundry Detail screen and the Sundry List, there is
a new field for Discontinue.
When a Sundry product is marked Discontinued, it does not
show up in the Sundry List unless you click onto the "All" button to
The Billing Summary -Yearly graph can now be printed.
The Billing Summary by Group graph can also be printed.
In the Recall List, patients with appointments in the
next number of days are marked with "Appnt". That number of days is
default to 60 days, which can be changed in Maintenance - Default
In the Lens code Setup - Spectacle, there is a new field
Under Maintenance - Eyetalk Import/Update, the Spectacle
Lens Import/Update will also put in the Material and Refractive Index.
In the Eyetalk Import/Update, the Contact Lens
Import/Update will also put in the Water Content.
Under Maintenance - Eyetalk Import/Update, you can now
import CL Care & OTC Ophthalmic into Sundry.
If a Spectacle record has not been saved yet, it would
not allow you to email the order.
Similarly, if a contact lens record has not been saved yet,
it would not allow you to email the contact lens order.
If a patient is marked as Deceased, it will be shown as
grey in colour in the Patient List (just like the grey colour of the
name in the Patient Details screen.)
From the Consultation screen, there is a new printout -
Full Spectacle Consultation Record, which prints everything from the
Consultation. It includes all the Histories and all the data from all
the fields. It also include Rx from any Spectacles supplied on or after
the Consultation date (from the Spectacle records) .
Under Maintenance - Eyetalk Import/Update, you can choose
to import just one Eyetalk Spectacle Lens Code from the "List of Eyetalk
Spectacle Lens code" by clicking onto the "Add to Vision Spectacle Lens
Similarly, you can choose to import just one Eyetalk
Contact Lens Code from the "List of Eyetalk Contact Lens code" by
clicking onto the "Add to Vision Contact Lens Code List".
When Vision runs in computers of low resolution such as
netbook or slate (1024 x 600), the "Customizaable consultation screen"
automatically uses the shorter version that fits in that height (so
would the Spectacle screen and Appointment screen). In other words, all
the Vision screens would fit in netbooks and slates of low resolution of
1024 x 600.
For Multiple-branch setup of Vision, the "Frame Due for
Return by Patient" under Frame Approval and the "Frame Approval"
list of a patient now show the Location (when
you scroll to the right).
Frame photographs are now stored in a sub-folder called
FramePhoto in V2K, which means it can handle large number of frame
For texting SMS, some symbols are now allowed.
In the Consultation screen, there are new fields for
In the Consultation Binocular screen, type just a number
in B- now
converts it to minus by default.
Interface to the new Hicaps software for private health
fund claiming. (For practices that are currently running the old Hicaps
software, please contact SUNIX for a Hicaps update by emailing to
firstname.lastname@example.org For practices that are not currently
using the Vision Interface to Hicaps, you do not have to have the
Interface, and you can install the Interface any time you want.)
In the Spec screen, it would not allow to Email order if
it is only a Quote.
Under Frame Stock by Barcode, the Scan Frame screen now
has an extra RRP column.
In the Frame Details screen, all Display Stock codes, including AE, would not deduct stock.
Display stock means the frame remains on the display after it is sold.
(If you like, the frame can be flag for automatic re-ordering.)
The Vision Image Importer can now import WMV files.
Under Image, WMV can be played by clicking "Edit Previous
In the Spec screen, there is a new field next to Lab Due
for extra information about Lab Due.
There is now a new Eyecare Plus Report.
In the Patient's Spectacle screen, the Spec Due date will
highlight in red if it is before the Lab due. For example. if the lab
rings up informing you that there will be a delay of the lenses, then
you postpone the Lab Due which will make the Spec Due red. This will
prompt you to inform the patient, and then postpone the Spec Due as
In the Spectacle No Ready List, the Spec Due date will
also highlight in red if it is before the Lab due.
In the Email Spectacle Lens Order, the Lens Extra is now
show above the line for Stcok/Grind, Size, Seg and Ht. That way, there
is less chance that the Supplier would miss reading the Lens Extra.
The length of the Bulk Billing Account code has been
increased the to 4 characters.
In the Contact Lens Rx printout, the Lens Description has
The Paid By code in Patient's Billing screen,
Maintenance' Item No screen and all financial reports have also been
changed to accommodate the 4 digit Account code.
In the Consultation Binocular screen, B+ and B- does the
conversion like the Rx, e.g. typing 2 in B+ will convert to +2.00
Both the Billing Summary Yearly and Group graphs will
default to the Line format if there are negative values.
In Login Id & Password under Maintenance, you can set up
such that the frame and lens retail prices are blocked from modifying by
that user in the Spec and Billing screen.
In the Spec screen, there is now a new button for
In the Email Order button, the Email Lens Order button
will email Lens Order as before (which is equivalent to the email option
under the Spectacle menu). It will also email a Frame Order if the
frame's status is flagged as Display Stock = AE or DE.
AE Display Stock means "Automatic Email Order" for the
frame to be sent to the practice. (Being a Display Stock means the frame
is not taken off the display, therefore the stock level remains
unchanged after the sale.)
AE Display Stock also means "Display Stock Email Order
but for the frame to be sent to the lab. (Being a Display Stock means
the stock level remains unchanged after the sale.)
In the screen of the Email Order button, there are also
buttons for manually emailing order for the frame: one is for the frame
to be sent to the practice, and one to be sent to the lab.
For setting up Letter Templates, there is now a new merge
field for the Company of the Optometrist/Doctor/Dispenser.
Optical Center Height is added to the printouts for
Spectacle Record, Spectacle Record - Progressive, Spectacle Lens Order,
Spectacle Lens Order - Progressive.
Interface with BookaOnline for patients to book
appointment over the internet.
For certain Login, as soon as you open a patient, you can
have that patient's Consult, Spec and/or Overview to come up
automatically. This is useful for an optometrist in the Consulting room,
to save time opening those screens which are usually needed for
consultation. To set that up for certain optometrist or login, go to
Maintenance - Login Id & Password. Click onto List at the top toolbar to
Select the Login you want to set up. Then Modify to put in "Start the
Following screens on entry to Patient", and Save.
In the Login Id & Password, you can also click onto the
More button to control access to Setup screens, Eyetalk Import Update,
Pick Lists etc; and control authority to modify setups such as Item No,
Lenscode, Lens Extra, Letter Templates, Reports, Suburb, Suppliers etc.
For Multi-branch setup, you can also control whether the
user can run reports for other brances.
In the To Do List, you can filter the tasks by Type.
In Item No Details under Maintenance, you can print the
Item No List by clicking onto the Print button at the top toolbar.
In the Consultation screen, entering Pachymetry now would
not inset the time. (If you want the Pachymetry always copy from
previous consult, go to Maintenance - Consultation Setup - Additional
Consult Settings to tick the ones you want. This is how you can set up
certain fields to automatically copy from previous result).
When creating a Spec record, the defaulting of PD has been
changed. It now defaults from the last Spec record. If there is no PD or
no previous Spec, it will default from the last Consult.
When saving a Multifocal, it will prompt if it is missing
both Seg Hts and OC (Optical Center), i.e. it is OK if you enter just OC
without Seg Ht.
In Maintenance - Optometrist, Doctor. Dispenser's
details, the Surname field has been lengthened.
For Winlinx Interface, Vision now sends in both Seg Hts
and OC (Optical Center). Please note that anyone running this version of
Vision onwards must get their Winlinx updated as well.
In the Therapeutic Prescription screen, there are now
Quantity and Repeats. If they are entered, they will come up in the PBS
Form. If you want them to come up in the Therapeutic Rx printout, you
can either Restore Report, or you can customize your own report.
In the Therapeutic Prescription screen, there is also a
new field called Phone Approval No. If that is entered, the PBS form
will become an Authority Prescription with Authority Prescription No
printed at the top and Phone Approval No near the bottom.
In the Open Patient screen, the phone number search now
works even if any of the numbers are the same. And it can search
regardless of whether there is space in it or not.
In the K Reading screen, you can bring up a graph for
Average K Reading and Corneal Cyl.
In the Spectacle screen, there is a new Job Type,
A Pending job will not go to the Ordering list and
Spectacle Not Ready list.
Under Dispensing, there is a new Spectacle Pending list
In the Open Patient screen, you can now search by any
phone number (home, work or mobile).
In Maintenance, the Report Setup is now easier to use.
If you just want to change the printer, paper size,
source or orientation, you can click onto the "Printer & Paper Setup"
The "Clear Printer & Paper Setup" will clear the printer
and paper source setting. The report will then print to the default
printer and default paper tray.
The "Modify Report Layout" is the same as the old
"Printer Destination" button, which allows you to modify the report as
well as the printer & paper setup.
In Frame Details, the Frame Status "DS" has been moved to
the second box, so that you can now has Display Stock that is Practice
own or Consignment.
In the second box of Frame Status, there are also "AE" -
Automatic Email ordering for the frame to be shipped to the practice;
and "DE" - Display stock Email ordering for the frame to be shipped
directly to the lens supplier.
In the Contact Lens screen, you can bring up a graph for
Under Financial, there is a new Billing Summary Yearly
graph, which compares the sales over 6 years. You can rotate from 3D to
2D by reducing the "Depth". And you can view it as a bar or line graph.
Under Financial, there is a new Billing Summary by Group
graph, which shows the breakdown of Consult, Frame, Lenses, Contact
Lenses, Sunglasses and miscellaneous. And you can view it as a bar or
In the Consultation screen, you can now click onto the
buttons to bring up listings of previous findings e.g. ophthalmoscopy,
biomicroscopy, binocular findings etc
You can set up the data of certain tests to be carried
forward from previous consultation automatically, e.g. visual training
exercises. The setup is in Maintenance - Consultation Setup - Additional
Otherwise, you can individually copy previous data by
ticking the ones you want in the listing of previous findings.
In the Customizable Consultation screen, you can bring up graphs
for RX, Phorias, B+ and B-.
You can set up certain graph to pop up automatically for
certain patient as a reminder e.g. patient with high IOP.
In the Consultation screen, there is a new button to
bring up MIMS. To set up, go to Control Panel - System - Advance -
Environment Variables to add a new System Variable in which the Variable
Name = mims and the Variable Value is where the mims program is e.g.
If there is a previous consultation, the Recall Period
now defaults from previous consult, otherwise it defaults from the setup