Why should I choose a Plusoptix device?

About the unique selling propositions of the Plusoptix devices


Plusoptix was founded in 2001 and has been dedicated to the development of binocular handheld photorefractors since the very beginning. All product  development (hard- and software) as well as manufacturing is performed in-house at our Nuremberg, Germany headquarters. Because of long-term experience in the development of binocular photorefractors, Plusoptix devices deliver outstanding measurement accuracy, as well as highest product  quality, marking it with the seal of quality “Made in Germany”. Along with this promise, Plusoptix offers many solutions for optimal process integration as well as connection with your Electronic Medical Record, and strives to provide state-of-the-art customer service.



1. Accurate

In photorefraction, measurement results are derived from brightness patterns in the pupil in a similar manner as in retinoscopy. Therefore three components are key to an accurate measurement:


Optimal illumination

Plusoptix devices use a unique 54 LED strong flashlight.
This optimally illuminates the pupil.

Accurate measurement algorithm

Numerous peer-reviewed clinical studies validate that Plusoptix devices consistently deliver highly accurate refraction recordings. Plusoptix devices take measurements automatically, when measurement prerequisites (i.e. distance, pupil size and eye alignment) are being met. Measurements are always accurate. There is no need to repeat it.

High-resolution camera

The quality of a Plusoptix photo is not limited to simply derive refractive recordings. It enables an experienced user to identify media opacities within  the pupil.


2. Award-winning

Plusoptix devices have been awarded for their ergonomic and child-friendly appearance. The iconic smiley face and the attention grabbing warble sound attract an infant’s attention and lessen fears about the measurement. Main characteristics of the ergonomic design of Plusoptix devices are a lightweight, but sturdy design, a solid handhold for a secure grip, and a tilted touch screen for a comfortable posture of the head.

  “The friendly appearance of this auto refractometer instills trust and
encourages children to get involved in the examination in a playful way.”
(RedDot Award Jury)
  “A lovely tool that takes focuses not only on technology and ergonomics
in its design, but also the needs of the child being treated.“
(GermanDesignAward Jury)

3. Reliable

Since 2001, Plusoptix has been developing, manufacturing and marketing the handheld binocular photorefractors at the headquarters of the company in Nuremberg, Germany. Through distribution partners, the company’s devices are available in more than 60 countries worldwide. The hardware design of Plusoptix devices strives for safety, ergonomics, and reliability. Plusoptix devices meet all relevant standards as a medical device, and have passed independent testing. Guaranteeing the safety of patients and users is our main priority.


Lowest cost of ownership

Plusoptix devices have no moving parts, and therefore no physical wear and tear. Devices neither need to be serviced nor calibrated. Mobile models use standard AA size, rechargeable batteries that are easy to access, and inexpensive to exchange.

Hassle-free warranty

Plusoptix devices come with an unparalleled, one-year, hasslefree warranty (EU and US only). The warranty includes accidental damage repair in case an instrument is dropped for example. Warranty extensions for up to 9 subsequent years are available for purchase.


4. Compatible

A seamless integration of new equipment in the existing workflow is crucial. Therefore, Plusoptix offers mobile and stationary models to choose from, and measurements can be documented on paper, or electronically.




Stationary models  “plusoptiX A16”  and “plusoptiX A16” have to be connected to electricity, and are always operational (no power saving, or out of battery downtimes). They can’t be misplaced or “disappear” easily. An optional monitor (DVI interface) can be connected for a convincing presentation to the patient. They can be connected to a computer network (LAN or WLAN), for a full  integration with an  Electronic Medical Record System (i.e. automated patient data import, and readings export). Once connected, letter size measurement reports can be printed on any already existing network printer, or PDF files can be manually attached to electronic patient files. For paper files, self-adhesive labels can be printed with optional wireless label printer “plusoptiX P12”.

Mobile models “plusoptiX 12C”, and “plusoptiX 12R” both run on rechargeable, standard AA size batteries. In case they run out of battery power, they are operational while charging. Basically “plusoptiX 12C” offers the same documentation features as stationary model “plusoptiX 16”. Because it’s a mobile device it neither offers a DVI interface to an optional monitor nor a LAN interface. If a WLAN connection to a computer network is not required, “plusoptiX 12R” is an inexpensive alternative to consider.

Click here, to learn more about the various documentation options.

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