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For eye care professionals

Improve your practice with new measuring instruments

03 June 2019

Discover how the right pre-test instrument can enhance patient care and improve the efficiency of your practice.
It’s of the utmost importance for your practice  to have the right instruments, to deliver a service expected by patients. Measuring instruments in particular hold significance, as they allow for Optometrists to gain a clear picture of a patient’s eye health and visual capacity.  

Sometimes known as pre-test instruments, they allow practice staff to carry out screening and measuring functions, before giving a diagnosis and prescription. Having the right measuring instruments doesn’t only enhance patient care, but it can make your practice run smoothly and efficiently. Modern measuring instruments have the capability to educate patients more on their vision health, with simple to read and shareable data.

Being able to provide this service to your patients can result in growing trust and loyalty, with patients being able to understand their own vision better.

Types of measuring instruments

There are a number of different measuring instruments that can help you to achieve different results and data. These include; auto kerato-refractometers, aberrometers and focimeters. All are geared towards understanding refractive errors, recognising eye disease or pinpointing the power of patients’ current lenses. 

They have the ability to streamline processes, generate results quicker and provide a more comfortable experience to your patients. What’s more, modern measuring instruments now offer automatic functionality for even faster and more accurate results.

One such measuring instrument that achieves this is the Wave Analyzer

Features and benefits of the Wave Analyzer

The Wave Analyzer is a fully automatic aberrometer. Its primary function is to measure refractive aberrations of the eye. The instrument is able to measure variations of the eyes, in order to map any imperfections and provide tailored solutions to the patient. 

Based on wavefront and Shack-Hartmann technology, the Wave Analyzer works by transforming the light coming out of the eye into a set of data points. Wavefront aberrometers of this kind have revolutionised the way optometrists diagnose eye problems, with early detection now much more achievable.

The Wave Analyzer provides 7 different measurements in just under 2 minutes. One of the most impressive features is the ability to carry out glaucoma screening for patients. The instrument will measure the thickness of the cornea with a pachymetry test, as well as the intraocular pressure. 

Furthermore, the Wave Analyzer can also carry out cataract screening, with the ability to diagnose both the type and grade. The glaucoma and cataracts screenings can help to increase the clinics you can offer to patients. 
Another important feature of the Wave Analyzer is measuring the anterior chamber pressure, and iridocorneal angle. This is especially important for understanding the outflow of aqueous humour.

If you’re looking to upgrade your practice, consider investing in modern equipment with Essilor Instruments.

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