Eye care

The purpose of Pediatric Autorefraction is to provide a baseline refraction

Plusoptix has designed handheld autorefractors for babies, children and uncooperative patients that measure the refraction of both eyes (binocular) from one meter distance within one second. Used in un-dilated pupils, Plusoptix devices provide eye care professional with a reliable baseline refraction in the context of an initial exam, to identify false-positive referrals.

If a cycloplegic retinoscopy is required, the baseline refraction provides a valuable starting point for myopia, astigmatism and axis measurements. Performing a cycloplegic retinoscopy with these measurements at hand is quick and easy, thus saving precious chair time.

With the possibility of connecting the device to your EMR system, there are a variety of ways to document the measurement results. Allowing for high demand in product quality and customer service, Plusoptix Vision Screeners provide an optimal solution for fast and uncomplicated Vision Screening in your office.

Basic features

  • Binocular readings with simultaneous measurement of both eyes
  • Monocular readings (e.g. in strabismic or aphacic patients)
  • Measurement from 1m (3.3 feet) distance to the child
  • Measurement in less than one second
  • Can be used in undilated pupils
  • Fully automated function
  • Children can be measured starting at 6 months of age
  • Measurement is delegable and can easily be performed by an ophthalmic technician
  • Possibility to measure over glasses and contact lenses
  • Can also be used in cycloplegia under certain conditions

Special features

Compatible Documentable Reliable Accurate Award-winning
Can be connected to a network server for CSV data exchange (EMR) Print measurement report or self-adhesive label 1 year hassle-free warranty (warranty extensions are available for purchase) and continual free Software Updates. Clinically approved measurement accuracy and perfectly illuminated pupils by proprietary illumination technique (54 LEDs). This illumination technique is totally harmless to the child's eyes. Award-winning child-friendly design
Compatible
Can be connected to a network server for CSV data exchange (EMR)
Documentable
Print measurement report or self-adhesive label
Reliable
1 year hassle-free warranty (warranty extensions are available for purchase) and continual free Software Updates.
Accurate
Clinically approved measurement accuracy and perfectly illuminated pupils by proprietary illumination technique (54 LEDs). This illumination technique is totally harmless to the child's eyes.
Award-winning
Award-winning child-friendly design

Measurement results

Plusoptix devices provide reliable measurement values of:

  • Refraction (Sphere, Cylinder, Axis)
  • Pupil diameter and pupil distance
  • Symmetry of corneal reflexes

With these measurement values it is possible to detect e.g. following most prevalent childhood vision disorders that may lead to the development of amblyopia (lazy eye) including:

  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Astigmatism (blurred vision)
  • Anisometropia (unequal refractive power)
  • Anisocoria (unequal pupil size)
  • Strabismus (Eye misalignment)

With help of the measurement picture it is also possible to detect cataracts or corneal scars.

  • Measurement results
    Measurement results
  • Measurement report
    Measurement report
  • Self-adhesive label printed with plusoptix P12
    Self-adhesive label printed with plusoptix P12

What does a measurement report look like? Click here for a detailed description of the Plusoptix measurement report.

Device models

Every Plusoptix Pediatric Autorefractor shares the very same measurement technology and algorithm, and therefore accuracy of measurements is the same across all available device models. The differences are in mobility and documentation options, which are stated below.

Stationary Mobile
In one exam room Between multiple exam rooms or locations
Pediatric Autorefractor
plusoptiX A16
Mobile Pediatric Autorefractor
plusoptiX A12C
Mobile Pediatric Autorefractor
plusoptiX A12R
EMR interface &
Patient database
yes yes no
Letter-size report &
self-adhesive label
yes yes yes
plusoptiXconnect
compatibility
yes yes no
LAN / WLAN interface yes / yes no / yes no / no
External monitor interface yes no no
Power supply Medical power adapter 6x rechargeable AA batteries 6x rechargeable AA batteries
Touchscreen operation 4.3 Inch (resistive) 5.7 Inch (capacitive) 4.3 Inch (resistive)

Click here to download a complete device comparison.

Portable Pediatric Autorefractor plusoptiX A16

German Design Award Winner 2017
  • Designed for a stationary use (optimal room settings and device can’t get misplaced)
  • Displays camera picture and measurement results on an external DVI monitor (eases communication with parents)
  • Needs to be connected to power (never runs out of battery power)
  • Internal patient database for up to 100,000 entries for follow-up management and studies
  • Saves measurement report to USB storage
  • Can be connected to a DHCP network server using a LAN or WLAN connection for CSV data exchange (EMR) and measurement report printing
  • Prints self-adhesive labels for documentation in paper records (optional printer required)
  • One year hassle-free warranty and continual free software updates
  • Award-winning child-friendly design
  • Possibility to display measurement results on an external DVI monitor (eases communication with parents)
  • A16 in comparison with ball
  • Rear view A16 with A16 measuring head on cradle
  • Measurement rear view
  • Optional accessory: Wireless label printer "plusoptiX P12"
  • Optional connection of USB keyboard and mouse
  • Optional connection of an external monitor (DVI)
  • A12C in comparison with ball
  • Rear view A12C with size of the touchscreen
  • Battery compartment
  • Measurement rear view
  • Optional accessory: Wireless label printer "plusoptiX P12"
  • Optional accessory: Carrying case

Portable Pediatric Autorefractor
plusoptiX A12C

reddot award 2014 winner

Mobile Pediatric Autorefractor plusoptiX A12R

  • A12R in comparison with ball
  • Rear view A12R with size of the touchscreen
  • Battery compartment
  • Measurement rear view
  • Optional accessory: Wireless label printer "plusoptiX P12"
  • Optional accessory: Carrying case

Plusoptix Vision Screening meets the guidelines of AAP Policy statement.

Click here to have a look at studies with Plusoptix Pediatric Autorefractor.

Click here to download our pediatric autorefractor device product brochure.

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