OPTIMEC VFS  

 
The new Optimec VFS. A visual fixation system that holds attention when you need it. 
 

The Optimec VFS is designed to attract and hold a patient’s attention. It is invaluable when a patient’s co-operation is difficult, allowing the clinician a method of observation where other methods fail.  

How it Works 

The Optimec VFS is a device which aids eye testing and assists in the observation and eye measurement of those patients whose co-operation is difficult. It aims to grab the attention of the patient whilst simultaneously allowing the clinician to take the measurements they need. 
 
It is particularly useful for young children, patients with a learning disability and patients with dementia. 
 
The VFS allows techniques such as dynamic retinoscopy to be completed accurately, because the clinician knows they have the full attention of the patient. 
 
It enables the clinician to look directly at the patient whilst their attention is focused on the screen of a mobile phone temporarily housed in the unit. A range of attachments to the base VFS unit provides for other clinical measurements to be undertaken. 

OPTIMEC VFS USER VIDEOS 

Optimec VFS Applications 

UNIQUE FEATURES  

The Optimec VFS is the only method where it is possible to measure the accommodative response directly along the visual axis 
Compatible with Optometrists’ own retinoscopes 
Compatible with Optometrists’ or patients’ own mobile phone 
Accessories available for a range of eye measurements and testing 
 

OPTIMEC VFS VERSATILITY  

VFS SET-UP 1 

INCORPORATING: 
 
The base VFS unit 
Slide in mobile phone mounting cassette 
Operators grip handle (basic) 
 
TYPICAL USES IN THIS CONFIGURATION 
General observations (e.g.- red reflex assessment) 
 
General dispensing measurements (e.g.- bifocal heights) 
Gross Orthoptic examination (e.g.- corneal reflex assessment, 20D prism test, near cover test) 

VFS SET-UP 2 

INCORPORATING: 
 
The base VFS unit 
Slide in mobile phone mounting cassette 
Operators grip handle (Retinoscope/Ophthalmoscope mount) 
 
TYPICAL USES IN THIS CONFIGURATION 
General observations (e.g.- red reflex assessment) 
 
General dispensing measurements (e.g.- bifocal heights) 
Gross Orthoptic examination (e.g.- corneal reflex assessment, 20D prism test, near cover test) 
Dynamic retinoscopy (using MEM method) 
Cycloplegic Retinoscopy 
Indirect Ophthalmoscopy 

VFS SET-UP 3 

INCORPORATING: 
 
The base VFS unit 
Slide in mobile phone mounting cassette 
Operators grip handle (Retinoscope/Ophthalmoscope mount) 
 
TYPICAL USES IN THIS CONFIGURATION 
 
General dispensing measurements (e.g.- bifocal heights) 
Gross Orthoptic examination (e.g.- corneal reflex assessment, 20D prism test, near cover test) 
Dynamic retinoscopy (using NOTT method) 

 How the Optimec VFS was originally developed  

The Optimec VFS was the brainchild of Simon Berry, an Optometrist for over 20 years. He has worked in hospital paediatric clinics throughout his professional career as a specialist optometrist. 16 years ago, Simon set up his own independent optometry practice in Durham, UK. 
 
Simon sees a lot of children and adults with a learning disability, and for these patients it is often a challenge to keep them interested and maintain their attention whilst trying to complete the various clinical measurements required. 
 
The initial version of the Optimec VFS was first developed by Simon in conjunction with Durham University to specifically help in these circumstances. Subsequently, Optimec took over responsibility for refining the design, and then manufacturing and supporting the Optimec VFS Visual Fixation Device (patent pending) globally. 

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For more information about Optimec Metrology and our range of world-leading products, or if you would like to place an order, please get in touch. 
 
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