The followings are some of the new features in the Vision Elite Updates:
06/01/2020, Version 20.1
There is a Vision Screens Locking Function available for each selected login user, please click on this document link “Screens Locking Function Document” for more details.
25/11/2019, Version 19.10
There is a new feature that you can append unsubscribe instructions to Recall or Newsletter templates in template screen to comply with Australian laws.
Add a new menu “Link Consultation to existing Bill” under the “Consult” menu, so you can link existing billing to consultation record.
Add a new filter “Spec Job Category” to newsletter selection screen
Enable modification for patient images data/description in patient Images screen
21/10/2019, Version 19.9
There is a new menu under statistic menu that can export the spectacle jobs.
Change sms setting to support Recall SMS templates per recall type.
Add a new button on Bulk Billing Transaction Listing Screen to export Bulk Billing Transaction Data to Excel file
Remove the 160 characters limit for SMS messages.
02/10/2019, Version 19.8
There is a New Sunix Messaging System for all Vision users. (Contact SUNIX for setup if required.)
ProSupply order interface change
New instrument interface for Canon OSP
31/07/2019, Version 19.7
July 2019 Veteran Affairs Fees Update
01/07/2019, Version 19.6
July 2019 Veteran Consultation Fees Update
18/06/2019, Version 19.5
July 2019 Medicare Benefits Schedule Update
01/05/2019, Version 19.4
Add a new option to Create newsletter screen to include no marketing patients
17/04/2019, Version 19.3
Grant reception staff the ability to access “Consultation Report Without Billing” report
13/02/2019, Version 19.2
In Billing Screen, increase bill item quantity to accept 5 digits number.
There is a new button in Patient Menu calls “Search & repair Billings of this Patient” it will repair the corrupted billing item for that patient.
In Maintenance – Email & SMS Messaging Setup, you can now set up the Email CC of the email for Patient Invoice, Invoice & Rx, Invoice & Payment, Invoice & Payment & Rx in the Patient Billing screen.
05/02/2019, Version 19.1
In Maintenance – Email & SMS Messaging Setup, you can now set up the default Subject and Message of the email for Patient Invoice, Invoice & Rx, Invoice & Payment, Invoice & Payment & Rx in the Patient Billing screen.
16/10/2018, Version 18.7
The 2 Optos interface buttons are now also in the Consultation screen – Instrument Interface (besides in the Patient details screen).
In the Spectacle screen, the Lens Description in the Lens picklist screen has been widened to show longer description.
15/8/2018, Version 18.6
In the Spectacle Lens order Email, there is now Wearer initials and Progression Length (if entered).
In Create Newsletter List, there is a new “Advanced Search” button for additional search criteria from the Consultation screens:
those 6 Other Test fields of the Spectacle Consultation screen
the Note filed of the Contact Lens Consultation screen
26/7/2018, Version 18.5
This update contains the new Veterans Affairs prices for Visual Aids. The first time you start SUNIX Vision after the update, you will be asked whether to update the fees or not.
15/5/2018, Version 18.4
Xero interface program has been updated for multiple practices with the same account.
2/4/2018, Version 18.3
In the Spectacle screen, the Advance Progressive Parameters button now contains extra parameters – Near Vision Behaviour and Laterality.
If Near Vision Behaviour and Laterality are entered, the values will be included in the Lens Order printout, Email order, Essilink and Winlinx.
6/3/2018, Version 18.2
The Topcon Maestro OCT Interface has been updated, which does not require Copy & Paste anymore.
The new Maestro interface now has 2 modes:
Capture -which can add new patients in Maestro
Search – which is for patients already in Maestro
13/2/2018, Version 18.1
Under Statistics, there is a new Transition Usage Report .
12/12/2017, Version 17.20
In the KPI report, 10907 is also included in the Initial Consultation count.
30/11/2017, Version 17.19
In the Spec screen, there is now a new button “Send to other add”, for sending the completed spectacles to an address other than the practice or patient address.
24/10/2017, Version 17.18
There is a new instrument interface for the Optos. (Contact SUNIX for setup if required.)
In the Patient Details screen, the Frame Approval list is now sorted in descending order, showing the latest at the top.
In the Medicare Transaction List, “Modify Item No” is not allowed for bills on or before the Closeoff Date, which is set in Maintenance – Billing/Banking Setup.
03/10/2017, Version 17.17
The Spectacle Prescription printout now show the Mono PD’s as well as the Binocular PD.
08/09/2017, Version 17.16
In Maintenance – Lens Code Setup Spectacle and Supplier’s Details, the “Import/Update Lenses” button now contains the full Essilor lens list which you can import into your Vision system. (If you would like other lab’s lenses to be included for import, please ask your lab to contact SUNIX for listing.)
Under the Quick Menu, the Frame Import list is now sorted by Brand, Model as well as Colour.
For setting up letter templates, there are new merge fields for patient address that do not use Postal details (Propertyx, Streetx, Suburbx, Statex, PostCodex).
25/08/2017, Version 17.15
When saving a Consultation or Spectacle record, it now checks that all Cyl must have Axis.
There is now another export method for Xero. By default, it will change to the new method which will export the Banking sub-totals as Payments in Xero (instead of as Suspended Accounts with the old method):
For the new Payment export method, please go to Maintenance – Billing/Banking Setup – Banking Export Xero – Chart of Accounts, to set up the “Other GST free” and Bank Names.
If you want to revert back to the old “Suspended Account” method, you can go to Maintenance – Billing/Banking Setup – Banking Export Xero – Export Methods
There is a new instrument interface for the Optopol OCT. (Contact SUNIX for setup if required.)
In the Billing screen, the Qty field can now accept upto 4 digit numbers.
26/07/2017, Version 17.14
When creating a new Contact Lens Order, a warning message will come up if the Contact Lens Rx is older than the CL Expiry. (You can set up the CL Exipry in Maintenance – Consultation Setup.)
In the Patient screen, when hovering the mouse over Ophthalmologist, Doctor or Last Optom, there is now a tooltip showing its name and suburb.
In Patient screen, when right click on Ophthalmologist, Doctor or Last Optom, the cursor will be positioned at the selected one in the list.
In the Spectacle screen, when right click on Lens Extra, the cursor will be positioned at the selected one in the list.
For “Quoted” Spectacle records, if there is a newer Rx from Consult at the time the “Qutoed” Job Type is removed or changed to an order, a prompt will come up indicating that there is a newer Rx. (If you want to assign the newer Rx, you can modify the job and click onto the “Prev Rx” button.)
In the File menu at the top, the External Reference List is also sorted by Type (and then External Ref).
4/07/2017, Version 17.13
For Letter Templates, there is a new merge field for Mono PD of the Consult record.
There is a new instrument interface for the Shin Nippon DR-900 Phoropter. (Contact SUNIX for setup if required.)
30/05/2017, Version 17.12
In the Spec screen, the Print “Lens Order” now shows the Dominant Eye.
There is a new instrument interface for the Optopol Perimeter. (Contact SUNIX for setup if required.)
In the Optometrist / Doctor / Dispenser’s Details screen, there is a new field for Employee ID.
In the Appointment screen, the length of the Note field in the “Print Appointment List by Optom” has been increased.
17/05/2017, Version 17.11
Under File – External Reference List, the “Print External Reference List according to Ext Ref No” can now export to Excel. The exported file will be located in the “Export” folder of V2K.
Under Maintenance – Dispensing/Frame Setup, the “Lab Due” default can now accept upto 2 digits.
06/04/2017, Version 17.10
In the Quick Menu, the Frame Gallery button is now changed to “Frame Import”, where one can download and import the latest frame details from suppliers into inventory.
(If you would like to be able to import frames from other suppliers that you use, please ask your frame suppliers to contact SUNIX and request to have their frames listed for SUNIX users.)
(Optional) If you like, daily update of the supplier frame details can be setup to update information such as supplier stock status, so that you know when the supplier is out of stock or has discontinued a frame. Your frame information would not get changed (e.g. your Inventory quantity, your Cost prices, your Sale price, Frame Status and whether it is Display Stock etc would stay the same) . Contact SUNIX if you would like to set up automatic update of the supplier frame information.
Under Dispensing – Spectacle Type report, there is a new “Export to Excel” option.
21/03/2017, Version 17.9
Under Maintenance, the Spectacle Analysis reports can now be exported to Excel, and the exported file is located in the “Export” folder in V2K.
In the Supplier Details screen under Maintenance, you can now set up the Default Fitting Type for a supplier.
If there is a Default Fitting Type for a supplier, the Fitting Type in the Spectacle screen will come up automatically when a lens from that supplier is entered.
When saving a Spectacle record, if the frame is a Display Stock and the Supplier Stock Status is 0, it will prompt “Supplier is out of stock. Do you want to send in the practice’s floor stock?” If click “Yes”, Stock on hand will be deducted, and “Send Floor Stock to Lab” will be displayed underneath the frame.
Now in Practice Summary Report, it would not show any Bulk Billers that have no Bulk Billing Payment.
10/02/2017, Version 17.8
Under Statistics, the KPI report also shows the “Old Patient” number and percentage over the report period (as well as the “New Patient” number and percentage).
KPI Report with previous year now uses a Report Setup separate to the KPI Report without previous year.
Billing Item / Cashsale Report with previous year now uses a Report Setup separate to the Billing Item / Cashsale Report without previous year.
10/01/2017, Version 17.7
For Letter Templates, there are new merge fields for Consultation:
Distance Cover test
Near Cover test
Unaided Distance Phoria Horizontal
Unaided Distance Phoria Vertical
Unaided Near Phoria Horizontal
Unaided Near Phoria Vertical
Aided Distance Phoria Horizontal
Aided Distance Phoria Vertical
Aided Near Phoria Horizontal
Aided Near Phoria Vertical
Amplitude of Accom
Binocular Other Test 1, 2 & 3
Binocular Other Result 1, 2 & 3
14/12/2016, Version 17.6
In the Spectacle screen, there is a new option for “Frame to order from lab”. If ticked, the email order will show “Please supply and fit the following frame” with the Frame Supplier Stock Code.
The “Frame to order from lab” in the Spec screen defaults from the setting of the selected frame in the Frame details screen (the “To order from lab” field).
If majority of your frames are Display frames that are to be ordered from the lab, you can go to Maintenance – Dispensing/Frame Setup to tick “Frame to order Lab”. That way, when entering New frames, it will default the new frame “To order from Lab”. (Note: this default is for new frame entries only. It would not affect existing frames)
Under Financial – Banking Reconciliation, you can print the Bank statement to Excel.
01/12/2016, Version 17.5
In the Spectacle screen, there is a new option for “Lab to send spectacles to patient”. If ticked, the email order and print order will show “Please send spectacles to patient” with the patient’s details.
Under Maintenance – Dispensing/Frame Setup, you can default the “Lab to send spectacles to patient” to always ticked.
Under statistics, the Frame Brand report is renamed to “Frame Stock Turn report by Brand”. Now it also reports frames sold through Cashsale or as sunglasses in the Bill (not just in spectacles).
In Maintenance – Login Id & Password, the passwords do not show on the screen now. You can still modify to re-enter a password (if you have access to the screen).
In Maintenance – Staff Code & Password, the passwords do not show on the screen now. You can still modify to re-enter a password (if you have access to the screen).
22/11/2016, Version 17.4
In the Appointment screen, when an appointment is “moved” to a time slot that already has an appointment, there is now an option to merge the two appointments into one, or to insert and keep both.
10/11/2016, Version 17.3
From this version onwards, a notification screen will automatically pop up at the bottom right corner of the screen whenever there is a new Vision Update available from the SUNIX website.
28/10/2016, Version 17.2
SUNIX has launched a new “Welcome to Practice” app. This app can be run on iPad, Android tablet, Windows tablet or smart phone. This would modernize and enhance the image of your practice. Besides basic information like name and address, you can also customize your logo, and questionnaire with pick lists of answers e.g. occupation, hobbies etc. This app is to be used in the practice when a patient comes in:° the patients can fill in the details themselves, thus saving your staff time in data entry; or° your staff can walk to the patient and fill in for them, thus freeing up the reception counterThen in SUNIX Vision, the patient will automatically queue up in the Appointment screen, and the information can be transferred into the patient.(Contact SUNIX for information & setup)
Hobby is added to the NZ Patient Details screen. You can press F5 or R-click for the pick list.
Under the top Patient menu, you can now Check the Billing & Balance of the patient.
24/10/2016, Version 17.1
Under Financial, the 4 Billing Summary reports now have a new “Export to Excel” option in the Print menu.
There is now a new merge field, age, for inserting patient’s age in letter templates.