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For eye care professionals

Instruments to Help Social Distancing Within Practices

15 December 2020

At Essilor our range of optical instruments have been equipped with features that make social distancing possible, keeping both optometrist and patient that little bit...
The last 9 months or so have increasingly changed the way we live, work and socialise. Many businesses are now looking for ways to try and continue as normally as possible, despite social distancing measures that will no doubt stick around for some time. This includes optical practices, which have been instrumental during the restrictions in making sure patients still receive optimal eye care.

Adjusting the way practices work in order to follow social distancing is certainly a challenge. After all, routine eye examinations often require an optometrist and a patient to be sitting next to each other, with some interaction to ensure a smooth process.
At Essilor, we’ve made that challenge a little less daunting. Our range of optical instruments have been equipped with features that make social distancing possible, keeping both optometrist and patient that little bit safer during this strange time.

WAM 800

The Wave Analyzer Medica 800 is an intuitive aberrometer, designed to provide accurate and detailed measurements to save you time. The WAM 800 allows you to deliver a physiology analysis and screening of the eye, carrying out a number of tests in less than 2 minutes.
The  WAM 800 aberrometer is fully automated, which means you and your patients can remain at a safe distance from one another. The instrument is able to provide optimal patient care, without compromise, and has wireless connectivity to facilitate data-sharing.
Investing in the Wave Analyzer Medica 800 could help your practice to navigate the ongoing pandemic and continue delivering screening for eye conditions, so your patients don’t have to miss out.

Retina 800

Retinal screening can be incredibly important for maintaining eye health, allowing you screen and detect retinal pathologies. The Retina 800 fundus camera has automatic functions; not only does this mean minimal operator training required, but means you can practice social distancing.
The Retina 800 has a fixed forehead rest, with no need to adjust the chin rest. The rubber protectors can be cleaned and changed as necessary, keeping everything as hygienic as possible. The design of the machine allows for remote diagnostic evaluation, with the ability to share secure PDF patient reports.
Controlled by a tablet, the Retina 800 will capture images automatically, with a compact design to suit any size of practice.

Vision-R 800

Phoropters are an essential piece of optical equipment, aiding the refraction and vision testing process. Vision-R 800 can help you to achieve simultaneous and instantaneous changes of sphere, cylinder and axis with measurements that are more accurate than ever before. Being able to measure patients’ vision, but maintain a safe distance, is crucial during this challenging time, but the Vision-R 800 has just the features you need.
With fully automated functions, the Vision-R 800 reinvents the refraction process, reaching the final refraction quicker than traditional methods. This state-of-the-art phoropter can measure refraction in 0.01D increments. The procedure is easier and more comfortable, instilling patient confidence in your ability to perform eye examinations safely and precisely.


Visioffice X

When it comes to the measuring process, creating a comfortable, interactive experience can make all the difference. Visioffice X is an optical measuring system that puts the patient at the heart of it all. Facilitating social distancing, Visioffice X provides vocal and visual instructions to the patient while you stand back.
Precision markers, high definition touch screen and infra-red cameras all work together to provide accurate measurements to help you deliver bespoke lenses; all without the need for physical contact. Visioffice X takes into account 11 different measurements, along with each patients’ posture, anatomy of the eye and the way they wear their frames, resulting in a truly personalised experience.
Find out more about safe social distancing without compromising on patient care, and become an Essilor practice today.

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