If you’re not familiar with what a phoropter is, let’s start by offering a little insight on this nifty tool that is commonly found in optometrist offices. A phoropter is the intricate piece of equipment that your eye doctor will use to test the sight in each of your eyes. You’re probably familiar with the whole, “A, or B?” song and dance when you visit the eye doctor. You’re looking through a phoropter lens when you go through this test!
A phoropter is used to assist with finding the right prescription for nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. Your eye doctor will use the multiple lenses in the phoropter to find the right strength that works with any issues you may be having with your eyesight. With the help of a phoropter, your eye doctor can write up the appropriate prescription for your next pair of glasses.
How Do Phoropters Work?
Despite how intimidating the device appears, a phoropter is a lot more simpler than you think. This device is manually operated by your eye doctor to find refraction. The term refraction refers to the shape and curve of a lens that best helps bring your vision to a normal, 20/20 state. While it may be tedious to go through the “better, or worse?” ordeal at each eye doctor visit, it’s important for you to be honest with your answers. You and your eye doctor are working toward the same goal—to improve your eyesight so that you aren’t limited in your daily activities.
Your Trusted Provider of New & Used Phoropters
At Capital Ophthalmic, we carry a wide range of phoropter models to suit the needs of optometry businesses. We specialize in refurbishing ophthalmic equipment, and can provide top-quality, used phoropters for these businesses. This is a cost-effective way to replace old or outdated devices at your establishment. Our team can deliver a clean and assembled phoropter right to your door.
If your phoropter is broken, Capital Ophthalmic can also perform ophthalmic instrument repairs for your device at our service location. Depending on your preference and what repairs are needed, we’ll work with you to develop a timeline that suits your needs. We know just how important a phoropter is to your business, which is why we will work quickly to perform our repairs, so that you don’t have to go without this device for long.
Capital Ophthalmic has been providing phoropters and other equipment to eye doctors across the nation for years. We have the industry knowledge and experience to help you find the right phoropter for your business. Our team will work with your budget and come up with a few phoropter models for you to choose from. The growth and success of your business is our priority. We will do everything we can to ensure that you end up with an ophthalmic device that is perfect for your business.
Call Capital Ophthalmic today to see what phoropters we have in stock: 770-231-5418
FAQ’s about Capital Ophthalmic Instrument Services
The first versions of the phoropter can be seen in the early 1900’s, when Nathan Shigon invented the “Ski-optometer” and Henry DeZeng developed the “Phoro-optometer.” From there, this equipment continued to evolve until it eventually became the phoropter you are familiar with today.