What makes QuickSee unique?
Who is using QuickSee, and how is it being used?
Optical retailers: QuickSee enables fast, accurate estimation of the patient’s prescription to verify it against their eyeglasses prescription to reduce the need for remakes.
Mobile clinics and vision care missions: QuickSee performs clinically accurate autorefraction measurements for school, nursing/retirement home, patient home visits, office visits, community / population health research, and developing nation / disaster relief service.
How do QuickSee measurements compare to those of a desktop autorefractor and to subjective refraction?
QuickSee measurements are as accurate as those of a desktop autorefractor. Desktop autorefractors measurement range is -25 to +25 diopters; QuickSee covers -10 to +10 diopters, which covers more than 95% of the adult population. QuickSee is within <0.25 D (excellent agreement) and <0.5 D (good agreement) of subjective refraction for 60-70% and 80-90% of adult patients respectively, whereas desktop autorefractors are usually within <0.25 D and <0.5 D of subjective for 50-60% and 80-90% of these patients respectively.
How long does it take to learn how to use QuickSee?
QuickSee training typically takes about 30 minutes. We suggest new users begin by watching our two-minute instruction videos on our website (click here). Also, please refer to our one-page quick start guide that comes with the unit (click here). We encourage new users to practice on about 15 different patients to become familiar with the device itself and with the alignment process. For more information, visit PlenOptika.com/support, or consult the QuickSee user manual.
What are some tips for using QuickSee?
How long does it take to obtain a patient measurement?
Once QuickSee is aligned to the patient, measurement takes 10 seconds. Experience from the field consistently shows that vision care providers in high throughput environments can measure as many as 30 patients per hour.
What kind of awards have QuickSee and PlenOptika received?
Essilor’s See Change, Grand Jury Prize
American Society of Mechanical Engineering ISHOW Winner
SmartFIFTY – one of India’s Top 50 social impact startups
MIT $100k Finalist
What makes QuickSee field robust and ideal for mobile use?
QuickSee was designed to deliver clinically accurate autorefraction anywhere. QuickSee is: Simple: QuickSee is easy to learn, easy to use, and patient-friendly Training takes about 30 minutes It can be used by specialists working under appropriate supervision No accessories needed—no vision chart or projector High throughput—as many as 30 patients per hour Handheld and battery powered: Easy to take and use anywhere; can be used up to 8 hours continuously, and it can be operated while tethered for charging. Equally effective indoors and outside: The dark eye cups protect the patients’ eyes from ambient light allowing for indoor and or outdoor use. There is no need to control the light in the measurement environment. Durable and calibration free: QuickSee was designed to withstand the rigors of global health missions. It is dust- and moisture-resistant. Its optical system requires no ongoing calibration, a feature validated in demanding healthcare environments around the world. It is easily cleaned with ordinary alcohol swabs. QuickSee ships travel-ready in a hardened carrying case.
How would I use QuickSee in a mobile vision care environment?
Because QuickSee is the world’s most accurate handheld autorefractor, it is perfectly suited to deliver high quality care to patients anywhere. QuickSee benefits in mobile vision care: Clinical quality measurements Durable and calibration free High throughput: as many as 30 patients per hour Operates in humid and dusty environments Not sensitive to ambient light Can be used indoors and outdoors Includes a hardened carrying case QuickSee can be used to replace your retinoscope, desktop autorefractor, or pediatric vision screener. QuickSee can be used in: School and workplace vision outreach Nursing and retirement home visits Private home visits Community health initiatives NGO/mission-driven vision programs in developing countries
How would I use QuickSee in an optical clinic or retail store?
How would I use QuickSee in an elderly care or retirement home setting?
How would I use QuickSee in a school eye screening setting?
Objective quantitative measurement reduces cheating by children as they sometimes want to avoid getting glasses they need—or to get glasses they don’t need
Provides the nurse confidence when referring the student to an optometrist or ophthalmologist
Given the high throughput more students can be measured
Device can be shared within a school or within a school district
Device works in any lighting condition, is robust and calibration free
Can I use QuickSee in a post Lasik/cataract surgery setting?
QuickSee’s clinical accuracy and ease of use make it perfect for rapid post-op and followup vision measurement. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or would like to receive more information.
What makes QuickSee accurate?
How are patient records handled by QuickSee and how many can it hold?
What are the data connectivity options for QuickSee?
At present, QuickSee device is connectable via Bluetooth to a thermal printer as well as to an Android phone with the free QuickSee Companion App (available in the Google Play Store). QuickSee Companion App allows you to update QuickSee device’s firmware if needed, and it will allow you to download patient data into an Excel file. End of the summer 2019 the iOS App will be available. If you have any specific connectivity request please contact us.
What is the battery life of QuickSee?
QuickSee has an average battery life of 6 to 8 hours allowing for approximately 200 to 270 patient measurements per charge. It can be operated while tethered for charging. The unit can operate in 220/110V environments. The internal battery can be swapped out by PlenOptika’s service technicians.
What is the warranty and repair policy for QuickSee?
QuickSee comes with a standard one-year warranty that covers manufacturing defects. Given the sophisticated technology and the factory calibration requirements for the optical components the unit is not designed to be field repairable. PlenOptika and our distributors offer a hot swap program to ensure that vision care providers have reduced downtime in the case of a technical issue.
Does QuickSee need to be calibrated?
The optical design of the PlenOptika’s Wavefront Refraction System is calibration free – a feature which specifically designed and validated in tough global health environments around the world. All QuickSees go through a rigorous quality control protocol during production in our world class, FDA audited manufacturing facility. In addition, QuickSee only provides a reading if it passes the internal quality metrics. QuickSee only starts a measurement when the eye is in position with the internal optics – this ensures that the device is seated on the face correctly.
Does Quicksee have the required regulatory approvals?
Yes, QuickSee is an FDA Class I, 510(k) exempt medical device. By the end of September 2019 PlenOptika expects CE Mark approval for QuickSee. In addition, our distributors are ensuring that we meet local regulations.
Is QuickSee ADA compliant?
Yes. Because QuickSee is handheld and patient-friendly it is perfectly suited for serving patients who can’t easily visit a clinic or be examined with a desktop autorefractor, such as those who are homebound, wheelchair bound, and even in bed. QuickSee qualifies for a federal tax credit; speak to your accountant about Sections 44 and 190 of the IRS Code for details.
How does QuickSee compare to a desktop autorefractor and with subjective refraction?
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Why use wavefront aberrometry for an autorefractor?
What patients can be measured with QuickSee? What types of patients are challenging to take measurements with QuickSee device?
QuickSee is suitable for all kinds of patients from age five years and up. QuickSee allows the clinician to operate the device in binocular and/or monocular mode at the click of a button. Certain conditions (such as facial asymmetry or eye conditions like cataract) can make binocular measurement difficult, in which cases monocular measurement is recommended. For binocular measurements, aligning QuickSee device can be difficult in patients with strabismus, amblyopia, phoria, or drooping eyelids. In these cases, we suggest taking monocular measurements.
How does QuickSee reduce patient accommodation?
The binocular open view allows the patient to view a distant target, thereby reducing accommodation.
Does QuickSee provide K-value measurements for contact lenses fittings?
Not at this time. We recommend using a device specifically designed to measure K-values.
How does Quicksee perform with overrefraction with contacts?
Yes, QuickSee allows you quickly and easily check if your patients refractive error has changed from their contact lens prescription. Vision care providers can check if their patients have their right power for their eye without having them take their contact lenses off.
Can QuickSee be used with patients wearing contact lenses?
Yes. Contact lenses that are the correct prescription will neutralize the patient’s refractive errors, and that neutralization will be detected in QuickSee’s measurements. Vision care providers can check if their patients have their right power for their eye without having them take their contact lenses off.
Why might QuickSee over-minus a prescription?
QuickSee could over-minus a prescription if the patient is over-accommodating or over-focusing. This tends to happen with younger patients. Those over 40, and especially those over 80, don’t accommodate much anymore. Some optometrists have found that QuickSee actually may under-minus patients. To assist a patient who is over-accommodating, encourage the patient to blink during the measurement and to fixate on and describe a distant target. When the measurement is taken again, the prescription reading will be more accurate.
Can QuickSee take measurements with patients with astigmatism?
Whether the patient has myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism, QuickSee provides accurate measurements within its measurement range. For astigmatism, the measurement range is 0 to -6 D of cylinder.
Can QuickSee take measurements in patients with amblyopia?
Of course. Amblyopia is a subjective measurement of what the patient sees, and QuickSee is an objective device. If a patient, for example, is plano in the left eye, meaning they have perfect vision, and a plus-five in the right eye, that patient will in all likelihood be amblyopic. The brain’s going to suppress the imagery from that weaker eye: the plus five in the right eye. If you were to use QuickSee that produced a dead-on accurate reading on that patient, QuickSee would show that the left eye is plano and that the right eye is plus-five. You would still receive the objective measurement, but QuickSee will not tell you that the patient has amblyopia. Patients with amblyopia should be measured in monocular mode.
Does QuickSee measure high order aberrations?
QuickSee measures high order aberrations, but at this time does not display them. We are still collecting clinical data before we release this feature.
Can QuickSee take measurements in patients with strabismus?
QuickSee can take measurements in patients with strabismus but it may be more challenging. QuickSee can be used in binocular or monocular mode. With strabismic patients, however, you will almost always need to test in monocular mode. By definition, depending on the severity of the strabismus, one of the eyes is going to be misaligned. The misaligned eye will not be looking straight ahead, and as a result, you may not be able to get a measurement on that eye.
How accurate is QuickSee on high +/- prescriptions (i.e. +8D or -6D etc.)
Patients with high refractive errors typically benefit from having subjective refraction given that autorefractor errors are quite high for this patient population. Quicksee, as a wavefront autorefractor also suffers from higher errors in this population, in line with even the best autorefractors in the market.
Will Glaucoma drops or other items affect measurement results?
We don’t have an answer at this time as we have do not have any clinical data yet.
How does QuickSee work on patients with cataracts?
If the cataract is small, QuickSee should be able to measure the refractive errors accurately. If the cataract blocks much of the signal (see the spot diagram in monocular mode) then it is likely QuickSee will not be able to measure the refractive efforts.
What is minimal pupil size? Is dilation needed?
The minimal pupil size is 2 mm. QuickSee does not require dilation but works accurately for dilated eyes.
When would I use QuickSee in monocular mode?
QuickSee device can be difficult in patients with strabismus, amblyopia, phoria, or drooping eyelids. In these cases, we suggest taking monocular measurements.