Blog: New Supplier: PLUSOPTIX
I am delighted to welcome PLUSOPTIX to the Standard List. Since 2001, PLUSOPTIX have been developing, manufacturing and marketing handheld vision screeners at the headquarters of the company in Nuremberg, Germany. Through sales partners, the company’s devices are available in more than 60 countries worldwide.
Featuring on the Standard List is the plusoptiX A12R – Mobile Binocular Autorefractor. 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 professionals with a reliable baseline refraction in the context of an initial exam, to identify false-positive referrals. Plusoptix A12R provides 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.
The purpose of a Plusoptix vision screening device is to empower IAPB members to detect most prevalent vision disorders in children as early as possible. Plusoptix vision screening is possible starting at the age of 5 months and meets the guidelines of AAP Policy statement. Plusoptix S12R can be used by any non-professional, lay person. With the determined measurement values compared to age specific thresholds, a “Pass” or “Refer” visions creening result is displayed. Children with a “Refer” result need to be sent to an eye care professional for an eye examination. plusoptiX S12R measures the refraction of both eyes (binocular) from one meter distance within one second. It provides reliable measurement values of: – Full refraction recording, i.e. sphere, cylinder and axis for follow up examination; – Pupil diameter and pupil distance; – Symmetry of corneal reflexes; With these measurement values it is possible to detect e.g. following most prevelent childhood vision diisroders that may lead to the developement of amblyopia (lazy eye) including: – Hyperopia (farsightness), – Myopia (nearsightness), – Astigmatism (blurred vision), – Anisometropia (unequal refractive power), – Anisocoria (unequal pupil size), – Strabismus (Eye misalignment), – Media opacities (e.g. cataracts or corneal scars).