As the UK experiences its third lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s never been more important to take the necessary precautions in keeping you, your staff and your patients safe. Opticians are able to remain open in order to provide routine eye examinations and emergency or urgent care, and it’s key to ensure your practice is a safe environment when it comes to diagnosis and treatment.
Keeping your distance is one of the most straightforward ways to keep you and you patients protected from transmission, as well as wearing the necessary PPE. However, you can also take a step further in not only supporting social distancing, but also enhancing your practice’s standard of care and services.
The changes you need to make to your practice in order to be compliant can feel staggering. However, it can be made a little easier with our state-of-the-art range of optical instruments
; two of which in particular could make a huge difference.
Digital refraction at a distance
Measuring refraction is a key part of any eye assessment, but traditional methods can be lengthy and are usually measured in 0.25 D steps, which isn’t necessarily the most accurate method. Our research shows that 95% of people have more sensitive vision than the correction steps of 0.25 dioptres.
With that in mind, the Vision-R 800
is the result of years of research and development, bringing an automated phoropter to the market that can enhance the refraction process. Created with simultaneous and instantaneous changes of sphere, cylinder and axis, the Vision-R 800 can help you reach the final refraction much quicker.
The Vision-R 800 phoropter’s unique SMART algorithms assist you during the process, and it allows refraction to be measured in 0.01 D increments for a more precise result.
Alongside these impressive features, the Vision-R 800 is completely automated which allows for safe social distancing in your practice without compromising on vision care. What’s more, as the process is quicker, it means you can shorten your exposure with each patient, without cutting corners.
Putting your patient at the heart of the process
With so many different aspects of the eye examination process to consider, it’s important to offer patients an interactive experience that delivers results. When it comes to finding the right dispensing instruments, it’s key that your chosen equipment puts the patient at the heart of measuring process.
is an automated, interactive optical measuring system that can transform the in-practice experience, while supporting social distancing. With voice and visual instructions for the patient to follow, Visioffice X takes 11 unique measurements for each eye to help you deliver bespoke lenses.
With no physical contact required between you and your patient, Visioffice X not only offers an unparalleled service, but also keeps everyone safe. Multiple cameras, markers and a high definition touch screen work together to allow for statistical analysis of patients’ posture, eye anatomy and how they wear their frames.
Being able to provide this type of service to your patients while maintaining a safe distance is instrumental in transforming the in-practice experience.
If you’re looking for ways to make your practice safe while enhancing your eye care services, our range of optical instruments
is the best place to start.