Eye exams are like paying taxes – we know they’re important to do every year, but that doesn’t mean we enjoy them. Plenty of tests, lots of machines, all the waiting.
The team at Lake Lazer Eye Center is looking to make eye exams a little faster and a bit less frustrating, thanks to the introduction of the new Chronos Automated Binocular Refraction System (ABRS). This allows us to streamline eye exams while at the same time improving the accuracy of your vision tests. What that means for you is a greater degree of satisfaction with your eyeglass prescriptions without as much time investment.
Chronos technology was developed by Topcon Healthcare – a leading global provider of medical devices and software solutions for eye care – and the team at Lake Lazer Eye Center is thrilled to be the first in Michigan to offer this impressive innovation.
What is the Chronos Automated Binocular Refraction System?
Chronos Automated Binocular Refraction System (ABRS) is a state-of-the-art system that combines several diagnostic technologies into a single, all-in-one device. This unit allows your ophthalmologist to perform your vision test quickly on both eyes at once, and with great accuracy.
Chronos combines the functionality of testing technologies to perform several tests at once:
- Binocular autorefraction
- Keratometry measurements
- Binocular subjective testing
- Visual acuity testing chart
Chronos ABRS unites these essential functions in a compact device that occupies less than four feet of space.
How Chronos Works
The fully automated Chronos system is guided by intuitive testing software that helps our practice easily navigate a quick and precise examination. Called SightPilot®, the guided refraction software can be controlled via laptop, desktop or tablet, and easily navigated through simple on-screen prompts. SightPilot™ simplifies the user interface to provide a step-by-step guide through the refraction process. At each step, the operator is given instructions to proceed with the refraction, based on the patient’s response.
In addition to fully automated testing, the new Chronos technology offers a number of other important advantages:
- Unlike traditional refraction, Chronos performs acuity testing for both eyes at the same time (binocular), to better simulate your vision in the real world.
- Multifunction capabilities allow patients to complete the exam without moving to multiple instruments, leading to a much quicker and more efficient testing process.
- Our team can refract with greater efficiency and accuracy, ensuring that you receive an eyeglasses prescription that helps you see your best.
- Your current prescription can be uploaded and compared to your new prescription to help you make better purchasing decisions.
It’s important to also note that Chronos Automated Binocular Refraction System is Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant and easy to adjust for patient comfort.
Chronos at Lake Lazer Eye Center
Lake Lazer Eye Center is proud to be the first LASIK center in Michigan to use Chronos ABRS. Our practice has always diligently focused on availing ourselves of the most advanced ophthalmic technology, so we can continually improve the quality of care we provide to you.
Call Lake Lazer to schedule your high-tech eye exam today.