The purpose of a Plusoptix Binocular autorefractor is to provide a baseline refraction in the context of an entry exam, to identify false-positive referrals. Plusoptix autorefractors use the measuring principle of the transillumination test. This measuring principle avoids glare of the patient by using infrared light. The pupils remain large even without dilation.
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.
Plusoptix gives us a lot of quality information quickly. We are now able to screen children more quickly. Also, the staff members who were hesitant about seeing children now seem more comfortable. The patients and parents love the Plusoptix and the quick/fun way the exam occurs.
There are other auto refractors out there but they cannot compete with the Plusoptix customer service!
The Plusoptix photoscreeners have been proven to be accurate, supported by peer-reviewed studies.
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