Digital Refraction System
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A Premium Refraction Experience – Phoroptor® VRx.
When building Eyesite, Benjamin Peters, OD & Justin Verrone, OD understood the importance design plays in their patients' experience.
Inventing and reinventing Reichert's legacy in refraction.
For over 90 years, the Phoroptor® name has been synonymous with the world's finest refracting instrument. Phoroptor® VRx continues with the same legendary engineering, quality, craftsmanship, and reliability – now with the speed and efficiency of a digital refraction.
Smallest design. Biggest impression.
With the most compact digital refractor head available (12.2 W x 8 H x 2.8 D in. at a 64 mm PD), Phoroptor VRx is non-intimidating and allows for greater patient visibility. The sleek, refined and high-tech styling of Phoroptor VRx will impress all your current patients and help gain new ones.
The thinnest Phoroptor yet.
To prevent patients from experiencing tunnel vision, Phoroptor VRx has the thinnest lens profile amongst digital refractors, at 26 mm. In fact, Phoroptor VRx has a thinner aperture than a manual Phoroptor.
Retractability with unique prism lenses.
To achieve the thinnest lens profile, Phoroptor VRx has external motorized prism lenses that slide in and out only as needed.
Premium parts and assembly.
Premium motors and metal housing provides Phoroptor VRx with incredibly fast and ultra-quiet lens exchanges. Unlike other digital refactors, your patients will hardly notice the lens movement. Phoroptor VRx is designed and hand-assembled by skilled technicians in Buffalo, New York, USA.
Jackson Cross Cylinder, Smart Cylinder, and Split Cylinder.
Refinement of cylinder power and axis can be accomplished using the familiar Jackson Cross Cylinder or the innovative Smart Cylinder method where cylinder power and axis are automatically bracketed based on the amount of cylinder in the patient’s prescription. Phoroptor VRx also features a Split Cylinder mode, where patients are simultaneously presented with two targets.
Pre-programmed & programmable tests.
To increase efficiency and allow refraction to be delegated to trained technicians, Phoroptor VRx has pre-programmed and programmable test options. You can choose from pre-programmed tests including astigmatism, phoria, binocular balance, and near vision. Customize up to four user programmable sequences that can be easily modified or conveniently shared between Phoroptor VRx systems.
Illuminated near point.
The RotoChart near point card is automatically illuminated, with two available brightness levels, when the reading rod is lowered into position.
Logical keypad design.
The Phoroptor VRx controller features a logically and ergonomically arranged keypad, designed to enhance the user experience. Buttons are grouped based on functionality for easy access: gray for data, blue for refraction, and black for acuity. Buttons are also LED backlit for better visibility in dimly lit exam rooms.
The Phoroptor VRx multi-function control knob is smooth rotating and has a solid feel comparable to the Ultramatic RX Master™ Phoroptor® dials you know and love, for unmatched control knob versatility.
With a single touch, switch between final, subjective, unaided, auto refractor, or lensmeter data, allowing your patient to instantly visualize the difference in prescriptions.
Quickly compare prescriptions.
10.4 inch touchscreen display.
You can access all functions and settings of the intuitive user interface, through the integrated 10.4 inch tilting touchscreen display.
Connectivity to pre-screening and acuity devices.
Phoroptor VRx seamlessly connects to Reichert lensmeters, auto refractors, and acuity systems, such as the ClearChart® 4 family of digital acuity systems along with a comprehensive list of non-Reichert compatible devices. (See Specifications).
Bluetooth® comes standard.
Bluetooth is built into the Phoroptor VRx Central Unit and Reichert Bluetooth adapters (see Specifications) can be paired to connect an external instrument wirelessly.
Effortless EMR integration.
Phoroptor VRx integrates with an extensive list of EMR systems, removing the risk of transcription error and increasing patient throughput. Phoroptor VRx can take advantage of an EMR system’s capability of bi-directional communication, allowing you to import and export refraction data.
Spend more time focusing on medical care with your patients by delegating refractions to staff or by realizing the ultimate efficiency of remote refractions via telehealth. With the powerful, versatile Phoroptor VRx, refract from across the room or across the internet.
While you might refer to a refracting instrument as just a "phoropter," the original, trademarked, patented and most trusted name is the Phoroptor from Reichert. We trademarked the name in 1921. The proper spelling is with an “or.” Remember, "refractor" is spelled with an "or" and so is Phoroptor.
Phoroptor is a registered trademark of Reichert, Inc.
16241 - Phoroptor VRx, Middle Mount
Includes: Phoroptor VRx Head Assembly, Central Unit, Controller
16242 - Phoroptor VRx with Prism, Middle Mount
Includes: Phoroptor VRx Head Assembly, Central Unit, Controller
Standard Included Accessories:
• Dust Cover - Phoroptor Head
• Dust Cover - Controller
• Phoroptor Cable
• User’s Guide
• Decimal Card Holder or Snellen Card Holder
• Power Cord 115V or Power Cord 230V
• Card Beam Assembly
• Card Illuminator
• Face Shield Kit (2 sets)
• Quick Reference Card
• Thermal Printer
• Wireless Dongle Kit 16250 - Bluetooth connection to ClearChart 3P, AL200
• Wireless Dongle Kit 16251 - Bluetooth connection to ClearChart 2
• Wireless Dongle Kit 16253 - Bluetooth connection to AP250, AL700, RK700
• Wireless Dongle Kit 16254 - Bluetooth connection to RK600
• Wireless Dongle Kit 16255 - Bluetooth connection to AL500, Computer
• Wireless Dongle 16233 - Single Bluetooth dongle w/ null modem paring cable
+17.75 to -22.25 D
Steps : 0.25 and 1.0 D
-8.0 to +8.0 D
Steps: 0.25 and 1.0 D
0° to 180°
Steps : 1° and 10°
Cross Cylinder Test
Prismatic Effects (Optional)
0.20 Prism Diopter per eye
Steps: 0.50 Prism Diopter per eye 0.25 Prism Diopter per eye
Corneal Vertex Distance
50 to 80 mm
Steps: 1 mm binocular
Height Level of Eyes, adjustment
via bubble level
Thickness of Housing at the Viewing Aperture
Width x Height x Depth (at PD = 64 mm)
31 x 20.3 x 7.1 cm (12.2 x 8 x 2.8 in.)
Weight With Mount, Without Prism Compensator
4.42 kg (9.75 lb)
Weight With Mount, With Prism Compensator
4.65 kg (10.25 lb)
Weight Without Mount, Without Prism Compensator
3.95 kg (8.70 lb)
Weight Without Mount, With Prism Compensator
4.17 kg (9.20 lb)
Controller with Display
Controller - Width x Height x Depth
23.4 x 4.6 x 16.8 cm (9.9 x 1.5 x 6.9 in.)
Display - Width x Height x Depth
22.4 x 15.7 x 1.5 cm (10 x 7 x 2.8 in.)
Display Size - Diagonal
10.4 in. (1024x768 pixel resolution)
2.9 kg (6.4 lb)
Width x Height x Depth
20.1 x 8.9 x 26.7 cm (7.9 x 3.5 x 10.5 in.)
3.2 kg (7.1 lb)
100 - 240V~
50 - 60 Hz
Ports (1 each):
Projector (Acuity System)
Instrument 1 I/O
Instrument 2 I/O
As of February 2019
Reichert LensChek Plus
Reichert LensChek Pro
AL200 Auto Lensometer
AL500 Auto Lensometer
AL700 Auto Lensometer
Zeiss Visulens 500
Reichert OptoChek Plus
Nidek OPD-Scan II
Nidek OPD-Scan III
Nidek Tonoref II
Nikon Retinomax K2
Nikon Retinomax K+3
Nikon Speedy K
Right Medical Retinomax K2
Right Medical Retinomax K+3
Right Medical Speedy K
Zeiss Visuref 100
Reichert ClearChart 4 Series
Reichert ClearChart 3P
Reichert ClearChart 2
L29 Typ 17D
M&S Smart System 20/20
As of February 2019
(* denotes bi-directional communication)
Crystal Practice Management *
Eye Cloud Pro
First Insight Maximeyes *
IFA Systems *
My Vision Express
Visual Eyes *
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