Visual Lab Pro

Surface Calculation Program

The heart of the Visual Lab program. It allows you to select lenses from the Lens Specifications database. This selection is then combined with the patient’s RX information and your equipment specifications in order to provide dependable surface calculations. New laser printer surface ticket and invoice formats now contain barcodes, trace and seg graphics, bold print for important items, along with many other new Rx details. Visual Lab Pro can be used in a network environment if needed.


Lens Specifications Database

Allows you to add, delete, search or change any of the specifications for lenses you will be using in your surface lab. Specifications for over 7500 different lens products are currently included in this database.


Frames Specifications Database

Holds information about frame names, their measurements and other data to assist in the surfacing and edging of lenses. Data can be added, changed, deleted, sorted, or searched.


Trace Manager

Allows for the management and storage of traces from frame tracers. Trace modification is also supported along with the ability to create a frame shape library. On screen graphics display the trace in life size separated by the actual DBL.


Job Tracking

Lab operators can quickly retrieve tracking information about a job by invoice number or patient name. Interfaced equipment registers entries into the customer’s tracking file automatically. Additional entries may be manually added to the tracking data for any lab operations that do not involve interfaced equipment.


Report Capabilities

Production and sales reports are produced quickly and easily in a variety of chart styles.


Remote Service Utility

Although it is unusual to have a problem that cannot be resolved with a phone call, Visual Lab now contains a remote service utility. This program allows Visual Lab service personnel to perform various trouble shooting operations and other maintenance operations from almost any location in the world through the modem in your computer.


*Wholesale Accounting System

Will price and print an invoice after printing a job ticket. The wholesale billing system includes options such as: stock invoice entry, credit invoice issuance, view un-posted invoices, payment and discount entry, monthly statement printing, end of year statements, and review of previous statements.


*Lab Inventory System

*Lab Inventory System Twenty discount structures are available. Will print by mfg. daily lens usage to be faxed to vendor. Visual Lab allows you to manage both your wholesale and retail inventory, allowing up to four retail price levels and one wholesale price level for each item as well as the ability to keep track of the tools/laps you have in your lab.




* Because these features have been included at no extra charge, telephone support is not available for the accounting or inventory functions of Visual Lab.

Additional Visual Lab Software


Visual Lab Remote Software

Part #: 55642

Visual Lab Remote enables creation and transmission of remote site orders that may or may not include a trace. The remote site orders are transmitted through a modem over regular dial-up phone lines. This package is normally used to send orders to the Visual Lab Host program so they can be processed through Visual Lab. The program interfaces with a variety of tracers and can be used in a networked environment if needed.


Visual Lab Trace Server Software

Part #: 55647

This program acts as a trace server and translator between various brands of finish equipment. It provides almost unlimited trace storage capability limited only by hard drive space. The Trace Server software is appropriate for a finish lab that does not need a surface calculator and it can be used in a networked environment if needed.

Visual Lab Software System Requirements


Operating System

The software has been tested on the following 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows with the latest updates and service packs installed: Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012, Windows XP, and Vista. Older versions of Windows may work, but they are not recommended and are no longer supported.


Computer Speed

Visual Lab Pro: The CPU speed must be at least 1000mhz or faster and a dual or quad core processor is recommended.


Visual Lab Pro with Remote: The CPU Speed should be at least 1500mhz or faster and a dual or quad core processor is recommended.


Standard Modules Included

Visual Lab Pro is supplied on CD or it may be downloaded from the internet in some cases. The software includes the following standard program modules:


  • Visual Lab Lens Surfacing Program
  • Lens Specification Database Manager
  • Frame Measurement Database Manager
  • Frame Trace Manager
  • Wholesale Pricing, Invoicing, and Billing

Other Recommended Specifications

Windows 8.1 or 8.0: At least 4GB of ram

Windows Server 2012: At least 6GB or ram

Windows XP, Vista: At least 2GB of ram

At least 50 Gig Hard Drive


A DVD drive is preferred, but the software can be installed from a USB drive if needed.


The Visual Lab Pro installation package is too large to deliver on diskettes.


An external USB hard drive, a rewritable DVD, or a network drive is recommended for backup purposes


SVGA display card and monitor in at least 1024x768, or 800x600 high color mode is recommended. The 640x480 mode is no longer supported and is not recommended.


A laser printer is highly recommended. Most brands and models of Windows compatible laser printers will work fine with Visual Lab Pro. Parallel port and USB printer interfaces are both supported in Visual Lab Pro. Dot matrix and ink jet printers are not recommended for use in a lab environment with Visual Lab Pro.


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