Specsavers in Dewsbury has made an £24,000 investment in the latest optical technology by installing a state-of-the-art Nidek phoropter in-store.

The Nidek RT-5100 Auto Photopter is an ophthalmic testing instrument used during eye examinations to measure an individual’s refractive error and determine his or her spectacle prescription.

Much like the traditional method of testing with individual trial lenses, the phoropter contains different lenses used for refraction of the eye during sight tests, but without the patient having to use uncomfortable and gawky trial frames. Speaking about the investment,

A word from the director
Paul Smith, store director at Specsavers in Dewsbury, commented: ‘Our investment in the new technology is really important to us as many of our customers will no longer have to wear uncomfortable trial frames in our test rooms, and will have the benefit of the latest in sight testing technology. 

‘Comparisons of slightly different lenses become quicker and more comfortable, there is less distraction for the patient and it is easier for him or her to decide which lens gives a clearer vision.’

Happy customers in Dewsbury
Commenting on her recent experience, customer Susan L from Dewsbury said: ‘Instead of the uncomfortable lens holder, a unit that you can look through is pulled across and placed in front of your face instead. It was much better and I felt that I had a much more comfortable consultation as a result.

'Comparisons of slightly different lenses were so much better and allowed me to decide which lens gave clearer vision. I would choose this every time and I am very pleased it is available at my local Specsavers.’

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