Measurement & Product features

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  1. How can I start a measurement?

    Start the measurement directly after selecting an age group (Vision screeners) or measuring mode (Binocular autorefractors). Then hold the device at eye level to the patient, about 1.2 meters away. The measuring distance is one meter, but it requires practice to correctly estimate this measuring distance. It is easier to hold the device further away when starting the measurement and then slowly move it towards the patient.

    Press the shutter on the handle or touch the flashing “GO” button (1) on the screen to start the measurement; you will hear a warble sound. Instead of the start screen, you will now see the camera image. Align the device so that both eyes can be seen on the screen, and then slowly move the device towards the patient until the camera image can be seen in high-definition on the screen (individual hairs of the eyebrows and the eyelashes must be visible).

    The end of the measurement is confirmed by a “PING” sound. After the measurement, you will first see the “camera image” (Vision screener) or "measurement results" result page (Binocular autorefractor). Touch the appropriate icon in the middle of the navigation bar to access the other result pages.

  2. Why are Plusoptix devices accurate?
    In photorefraction, measurement results are derived from brightness pattern in the pupil in a manner similar to retinoscopy. Therefore, three components are key to an accurate measurement: Optimal illumination, an accurate measurement and a high resolution camera.
    With the unique 54 LED strong flashlight, pupils are optimally illuminated and the high quality of the camera image with the unique zoom-in feature enables an experienced user to identify media opacities and abnormal reflexes within the pupil.
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  3. Why are Plusoptix devices award-winning?
    Plusoptix devices have been awarded for their ergonomic and child-friendly appearance, as well as for their lightweight but sturdy design. The offer a solid handhold for a secure grip, a tilted touch screen for a comfortable posture of the head and an attention grabbing warble sound.
    This warble sound in combination with the child-friendly product design lessens fear about the measurement and encourages children to get involved in the examination in a playful way.
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  4. Why are Plusoptix devices reliable?
    Plusoptix devices meet all relevant standards as a medical device, and have passed independent testing. Since 2001, they are developed and manufactured at our headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, and are now available in more than 60 countries worldwide. Plusoptix devices have no moving parts, and therefore no physical wear and tear. They neither need to be serviced nor calibrated. Mobile models use standard AA size, rechargeable batteries that are easy to access, and inexpensive to exchange. All devices come with an unparalleled, one year, hassle-free warranty (US and EU only). The warranty includes accidental damage repair in case an instrument is dropped for example. Warranty extensions are available for purchase.
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  5. Why are Plusoptix devices compatible?
    A seamless integration of new equipment in the existing workflow of an eye clinic is crucial. Therefore, Plusoptix offers mobile and stationary models to choose from, and measurements can be documented on paper, or electronically. Do you want to know more about the product models? Have a look at our product models.

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