Refraction Technology

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Technology fascinates me – partially because I don’t really understand it, partially because it challenges my brain power, but mainly because it can have such a profound effect on our future.

Recently I have been following the advancements in smartphone-based auto-refractors. Incredible. Imagine what this could mean for our industry.

Picture this:

2017 – your independent, refraction certified optician uses high tech-equipment to determine the refractive error of clients who had an eye health exam within the last year. Within two minutes the equipment allows the optician to generate an objective and subjective refraction. The electronic trial frame allows the client to see what the new prescription will look like.

What a wonderful world it would be…………