We are pleased to announce the launch of OPTISHIELD; the flexible optical occluder made of soft medical grade silicone. This simple and clever concept fits neatly onto the spectacle lens allowing good coverage when conducting visual assessments.
Knowing that the Optishield is sitting securely in the right place gives the optometrist the confidence to concentrate on the test taking place instead of the positioning of the occluder. This results in an examination that is more comfortable for both clinician and patient. This becomes particularly valuable when testing young patients who are more mobile.
The frosted Optishield is also ideally suited to testing paediatric patients who may become concerned when occluded with black paddles.
A formative usability study recently completed by the Medical Devices Technical Evaluation Centre based at Birmingham University Hospitals found a very high level of acceptance among optometrists. The study identified a 100% completion success rate, with the highly experienced participants perceiving the device as a helpful aid to enable hands-free working, resulting in a direct positive impact on their usual clinical practice.
The CE approved Optishield is lightweight, easy to mount on most spectacle frame sizes and will sit neatly into a lens box in consulting rooms in between use. OptiShield sold individually in black or frosted white and are available at £12 each from here.
Optishield has the following advantages over traditional occluders
Hands-free visual assessments
Long lasting silicone material
Sits neatly into a lens box in the consulting room between use
Soft and flexible, won’t scratch expensive lenses
Hygienic, can be washed and dried
Suitable for a range of spectacle frames
No pressure on the eye, with good air circulation