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For eye care professionals

3 key optical instruments your practice needs

05 June 2019

Read about the instruments we recommend for your practice for a complete solution.
As an Optician or Optometrist, you will no doubt rely heavily on intuitive technology to deliver a first-class service to your patients. It’s important that you ensure your technology and instruments are up to date, as patient expectations continue to evolve.

One of the most effective ways that an optician’s practice can enhance its services is through key optical instruments. By streamlining processes and utilising digital measurements, you have the chance to deliver an excellent experience when testing patients’ vision.

With that in mind, here are 3 optical instruments we suggest you should include in your practice.

Wave Analyzer: fully automatic aberrometer

The Wave Analyzer is a fully automatic aberrometer; an instrument used to measure refractive aberrations. It is a uniquely intuitive and rapid optical instrument, used to provide 7 different measurements in under 2 minutes. 

Not only does this speed up the process, but it also offers highly accurate measurements thanks to its automated operation. Measurements include 1/100 diopter refraction for day and night vision, topography and pupillometry. The Wave Analyzer is also able to offer opacity checks and cataract screening, as well as secured glaucoma screening.

The Wave Analyzer aberrometer is based on wavefront and Shack-Hartmann technology, providing a full assessment of the anterior chamber automatically, making testing much easier. It has been designed with wireless connectivity, which can make it more convenient for sharing results with your patients and facilitating data transfer for follow-up monitoring. 

The large touch screen allows you to create and see customisable result reports easily, resulting in a smooth and hassle-free patient experience.

Vision-R 800: a new era of refraction

For many years, refraction techniques have barely changed, which seems bizarre in the modern, fast-paced world. Vision-R 800 is here to change that. Vision-R 800 is a new phoropter, created with a patented automated optical module that is able to provide simultaneous and immediate changes of sphere, cylinder and axis of the eye.

Vision-R 800 offers numerous benefits to both the patient and you, the eye care professional. Measurements are more accurate and precise than ever before, with an accuracy of 0.01 D and back cameras with measurements to an accuracy of 0.01mm.

Vision-R 800 can improve the refraction process in two ways. Firstly; smooth power changes and a wider field of vision make it even more comfortable for the patient. Secondly; variation steps are adjusted to patient sensitivity, throughout the process. This makes it easier for the patient to perceive differences, therefore making it easier for them to give clear responses. As an optometrist, this means you are able to offer a fully reliable prescription. 

Furthermore, Vision-R 800 can offer the chance for patients to compare refractions in real-life simulations, for a modern and innovative experience.

AnaEyes Software: unique digital platform 

Modern opticians must now focus on new technology with pioneering results to meet patient expectation. It is the responsibility of the practice to continue providing a service that teaches patients new things and introduces ground-breaking processes and experiences, in order to keep patients engaged.

With that in mind, digital software can help you get the most out of your optical instruments. AnaEyes Software is one great example, which links the Cornea 550, Topographer 550 and Slit Lamp 550 to create a complete diagnostic solution.

AnaEyes Software is a unique platform that allows you to capture, store, process and share digital images. Its control functions make processing and analysis easier and faster when using instruments like the Cornea 550. The platform facilitates content sharing, thanks to easy-to-understand graphics and charts. This can create an immersive and interactive process for the patient and will encourage discussion and trust within the eye test and diagnosis process. 

What’s more, AnaEyes Software allows you to store information securely and provide personalised monitoring of each patient file, resulting in a much more personal and tailored experience.

If you’re looking for a way to keep your practice up to date and working efficiently, consider upgrading your optical instruments with the latest technology available from Essilor Instruments.

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