Topcon Healthcare announced today that it launched its Chronos automated binocular refraction system with SightPilot software.
The Topcon Chronos with SightPilot guided refraction software is designed to combine autorefraction, keratometry and subjective refraction in a single device to occupy less than four feet of space, according to a news release.
Oakland, N.J.-based Topcon’s fully automated system can be operated by anyone in the practice, with its binocular testing meaning refractions take just 3.5 minutes. This allows for eye care providers to see more patients and grow their practice without forcing expansion, the company said.
“Controlling Chronos from a tablet, laptop or desktop PC allows operation from a safe distance or another room,” Topcon VP Corey Nielson said in the release. “The one-touch operation and intuitive SightPilot® software guides the operator through the entire refraction process with a simple user interface and on-screen prompts, enabling the practice to quickly and confidently complete the subjective refraction. Timing makes champions and Chronos enters the US market at the perfect time, empowering Eye Care Physicians to offer safe and efficient exams for their patients and staff.”
Chronos is ADA compliant and simple to adjust, Topcon noted, and allows patients to complete an exam without moving to multiple instruments, as its multi-function capabilities allow for patients who are seated, standing or in a wheelchair.
“Simply put, Topcon Chronos reinvents refraction,” Topcon global VP of marketing & product design John Trefethen said. “This revolutionary all-in-one system saves time and space and allows eye care providers to delegate the refraction process and grow their practice. Topcon Chronos is the culmination of Topcon’s commitment to developing highly advanced, multi-modal medical devices and software platforms that allow today’s eye care providers to practice smarter, safer and more efficiently than ever before.
“This technology changes the game forever, and we are thrilled to bring it to fruition.”