Keeler have been producing high quality, British made optics for almost a century. As key distributors, we are proud to bring you the new Symphony Slit Lamp. With its sleek and modern design, Keeler have combined the latest optical technology within a familiar tower illumination system. Featuring;
6x, 10x, 16x, 25x and 40x magnification
Integrated yellow barrier filter for fluorescein examination
Smooth and seamless motion
Illumination control located next to the joystick for comfort and control
Holds both T-Type and R-Type Keeler Applanation Tonometers
Available with bulb or LED illumination
Filter wheel includes; Red free, Blue, Neutral Density and Clear
Available now for demonstration
Six optometry students from Cardiff University recently travelled to Moldova to provide eye tests and free glasses to over 1,400 people. The trip was organised by 2 of the university’s supervisors who have organised similar trips over the last 11 years (initially to Romania), giving tests to over 12,500 people. Moldova is the poorest country in Europe and one of the many problems there is lack of eye care- most people have never had an eye test and those who have find it hard to afford the glasses.
The added excitement to this year’s trip was the introduction of some new equipment. An iCare tonometer was provided on loan, along with probes, and was used to screen several hundred patients. In previous years the only viable tonometer was a Perkins tonometer which required local anaesthetic and pressures were rarely taken due to the short testing time required to reach the maximum number of patients.
The students promptly learnt to use the iCare tonometer, which they had never encountered before and also easily trained the medic translators, so not before long the whole team was using it. They found it was far quicker to use in the examinations because it could be used in full daylight, the patient kept the same head posture, each reading took less than a second and there was no need for anaesthetic. This portable, battery powered tonometer rapidly became part of everyone’s routine and enabled them to better detect any potential glaucoma, providing fuller examinations to hundreds of people in Moldova.
The Mainline stand was located just inside the main entrance which was a great opportunity to greet new and existing customers to our booth and show them our latest innovations and special offers. Our goody bag which was handed out to all our visitors was seen throughout the exhibition arena containing our new catalogue and some popular free samples.
We were proud to launch our ‘Have you been puffed?’ campaign and were happy to hear positive stories from our satisfied icare tonometer users of patients who would not comply with non-contact tonometry, but whose IOPs were simply and quickly measured using the icare.
On show was the new HS style Symphony slit lamp boasting Keeler’s excellence in optics; now available in slit lamps as well as their all-encompassing range of hand held diagnostic equipment.
Tomey’s new field screener attracted interest due to its compact footprint simplicity of use and drivers test. Its stand-alone form factor solves practice logistics and onward service issues in one solution.