The Phoropter is a common name for an ophthalmic testing device, also called a refractor. It is has been commonly used by eye care professionals during an eye examination, and contains different lenses used for refraction of the eye during sight testing, to measure an individual's refractive error and determine his or her eyeglass prescription. The term Phoropter was trademarked by Henry DeZeng in 1921, who is also credited for one of the first eye examination devices.
The model of phoropter as pictured above has been used by many eye doctors for decades and many patients remember their first eye exam on this type of manual traditional phoropter.
Welcome to the 21st Century Eye Exam
Today, digital technology has completely transformed the way we live our lives. Digital technology has also transformed the traditional eye exam. At iCare Family Vision, we don't settle for anything less than the best digital technology, especially when it comes to something as important as your vision!
From the moment you sit down for your eye exam at iCare Family Vision, you’ll see how far we’ve come. No more old-fashioned knobs and hand-turned lenses. Instead, Dr. Johnson uses use an advanced digital eye exam system. Dr. Johnson’s state-of-the-art eye exam uses the latest digital technology to ensure an accurate and comfortable prescription. Digital technology is incorporated into the comprehensive evaluation in order to enhance the analysis of your overall eye health.
A common concerns we hear from patients is having a hard time “choosing between 1 or 2” because it isn’t always easy to tell which is better and they are not comfortable guessing. No need to guess anymore! One of the benefits of digital eye exam is that we begin with a precise digital prescription measurement that we determined during your pre-testing on our digital autorefractor. The autorefractor determines the lens power required by your eye to accurately focus light on your retina, giving Dr. Johnson a baseline prescription in an accurate & time-saving manner in the eye exam, which reduces the number of comparisons needed to finalize the customized prescription.
At iCare Family Vision we believe that an eye doctor having strong family values leads to the best service possible. Our eye doctor strives to provide an exceptional, personalized eye care each and every one of our patients. In order to provide exceptional eye care, our eye doctor uses cutting-edge technology which enhances your eye care experience. Our eye doctor's goal is to provide you and your family with the most comprehensive eye care possible.