Subscribe to Email Updates

Latest Blog Post

Hours of your practice's work, done at the click of a button

Tom Doyle
by Tom Doyle on August 19, 2019 at 8:45 AM
Populate your inventory software at the click of a button with Frames Data IDA

Have you heard about Frames Data IDA?  It's our most recent product for loading data into your practice management software. 

Say goodbye to wasted time and costly data entry errors.  Frames Data IDA takes hours of tedious hand entry and turns it into a completed task in a fraction of the time.

Scroll down to sign up for a free 10 minute consultation with a Frames Data rep!

What is Frames Data IDA?

Frames data IDA delivers detailed, up-to-date frame information directly into your practice management/inventory software over the web. Key data points include (but not limited to):


  • Manufacturer
  • Brand
  • Collection
  • Style Name
  • UPC code
  • Box Measurements
  • Wholesale Pricing
  • Sizes
  • Colors



What are the benefits of Frames Data IDA?

Because it's entirely digital, there's no need to wait for a disc or the next download.  Frames Data updates our database daily, and as a Frames Data IDA subscriber, you'll have access to the updates immediately.  Refresh your inventory on your schedule!

  • Spend less time updating your inventory. 
    Receive frames to inventory with a wave of your bar code scanner, ready to sell, send off to lab jobs and make fast re-orders. Daily updates mean you’re always ready to receive new frames. Frames Data IDA does the work for you.
  • Protect your margins. 
    Because you don't enter the data by hand, costly data entry errors are eliminated. Be confident that your retail rates are based on correct pricing and that your managed care claims use the most accurate wholesale prices.
  • Make the most of your technology investment. 
    Realize the full potential of your software's inventory features with minimal effort. Scan new frames directly into inventory, set retail pricing automatically and automate insurance forms. Populate your sales reports with real, accurate data so you can manage your business more effectively.

Always check with your software provider for a complete list of the functionality they have made available to you.


How do I use Frames Data IDA?

Frames Data IDA requires the following:

  • An active Frames Data IDA subscription
  • A Frames Data User Name
  • A practice management or inventory software program from the list below

When you subscribe to Frames Data IDA, you will create a Frames Data User Name.  Simply enter your user name into your software to turn on access.


You may need to do something when you want to update depending on how your software provider has set up their system.  Sometimes that involves a simple loading or synchonization process,  but in general the process should be relatively quick and easy. 

Each system works slightly differently, so check with your software provider for full instructions on how to update.



What software can I use with Frames Data IDA?

As of this writing the following software programs have completed an IDA integration:

  • FlexScanMD
  • Wink
  • Acuitas
  • iMedicWare
  • OD Online
  • My Vision Express
  • Nextgen
  • MS Group
  • Eyefinity Practice Management*
  • RevolutionEHR**

*Users of Eyefinity Practice Management are required to obtain a license for Frames Data IDA-Eyefinity Practice Management Edition.  Other versions of Frames Data IDA will not work inside Eyefinity Practice Management.

**RevolutionEHR will be updating its Frames Data integration to a Frames Data IDA product in coming weeks.  Stay tuned for more information.


Visit this page for a complete list of Frames Data integrations.


Multiple Location Licenses

Frames Data licenses are based on the size of your business.

If you have multiple locations in your practice, you are required to purchase a license that covers all physical locations. 

This policy applies whether you plan to manage inventory in one central location or if each location will access the data individually.

Please call 1-800-821-6069 ext 4 for more information.


Free Frames Data Consult




Leave a comment

Tom Doyle
Written by Tom Doyle
Tom Doyle is Frames Data’s Director of Marketing & Key Accounts, and has been working as a marketer within the optical industry for over 10 years. In that time he’s worked with many software companies on new integrations, and has developed an understanding of what works and what doesn’t. Tom is also keenly interested in productivity methodology, the color orange used in marketing, and karaoke. He is also a die-hard cat person.
Written by Author

Related posts

Using Eyefinity Practice Management? Make sure you do this.

If you've renewed your Frames Data subscription recently, you may need to refresh the validation in your software by clicking...

Tom Doyle
By Tom Doyle - May 17, 2021
Meet your new best friend

Frames Data Online should be your first stop for finding new styles, lookup wholesale pricing, view colorways and more.


Tom Doyle
By Tom Doyle - May 10, 2021
Help! I can't find this frame in my software!

Are you loading Frames Data into a third party software, but finding that there are frames missing?  Let's troubleshoot!




Tom Doyle
By Tom Doyle - April 20, 2021