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OutsideClinic optometrists kit goes wireless

The introduction of a new test chart means the domiciliary provider’s equipment kit for optometrists will be completely wireless

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Domiciliary provider, OutsideClinic, has announced that a fully wireless optometrist kit is now available to its eye care practitioners.

The OutsideClinic highlighted that the use of compact, portable and wireless equipment enables its optometrists to focus on and build rapport with the patient as they are required to spend less time setting up. It also creates a safer environment during the test, the company commented.

Speaking about the kit, director of professional services at the OutsideClinic, Nick Wingate, said that it will “significantly reduce the risk of slips, trips and falls,” as well as minimise the need to “move furniture and unplug appliances” for equipment.

The company’s mobile kit includes a digital fundus camera, portable slit lamp, I-Care tonometer and a bespoke EYEris tablet-based practice management system. Recently a Welch Allyn PanOptic indirect ophthalmoscope was added to its kit, and the company is currently rolling out a wireless test chart.

Wingate explained: “We have been making progress with this over the last few years and have recently sourced a test chart with the high specification we need and only needs charging once a day. This will be the last piece of equipment that can run by battery. So, after the full rollout has happened, all our optometrists will be cable and lead-free in patients’ homes.”