alarm-ringing ambulance angle2 archive arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up at-sign baby baby2 bag binoculars book-open book2 bookmark2 bubble calendar-check calendar-empty camera2 cart chart-growth check chevron-down chevron-left chevron-right chevron-up circle-minus circle city clapboard-play clipboard-empty clipboard-text clock clock2 cloud-download cloud-windy cloud clubs cog cross crown cube youtube diamond4 diamonds drop-crossed drop2 earth ellipsis envelope-open envelope exclamation eye-dropper eye facebook file-empty fire flag2 flare foursquare gift glasses google graph hammer-wrench heart-pulse heart home instagram joystick lamp layers lifebuoy link linkedin list lock magic-wand map-marker map medal-empty menu microscope minus moon mustache-glasses paper-plane paperclip papers pen pencil pie-chart pinterest plus-circle plus power pushpin question rain reading receipt recycle reminder sad shield-check smartphone smile soccer spades speed-medium spotlights star-empty star-half star store sun-glasses sun tag telephone thumbs-down thumbs-up tree tumblr twitter user users wheelchair write yelp youtube

Wavefront optimized refraction represents the state of the art in refraction-an accurate assessment of the patients total visual system, in a fraction of the time.

Most practices still perform what is called a manual refraction. You know, the part of the examination when we ask you, “Which one is better, one or two?” Although this subjective comparison is still critically important, the manner in which we perform this test is outdated and some patients dread this part of a comprehensive eye examination.

Our office has taken the next step. In fact, we are the first in Manatee county to take this step. We perform a wavefront optimized refraction as a part of our comprehensive examination. Scientist have discovered that there is much more to measuring your overall vision. In fact, we now know that the manner in which light refracts into the eye and the way we process this information visually is unique to every individual-much like a finger print. We can now measure these fine differences with the Marco OPD Scan III. This instrument houses six different instruments in one allowing us to take measures with great efficiency and accuracy.

After the OPD Scan is performed, we compare all data and send a summary of this information to the Marco TRS-5100 automatic refractor.

The TRS 5100 replaces the standard refractor designed in 1928 and which most offices use. It allows us to control the entire refraction process from a keypad. Prescription lens choices move quickly, more accurately and efficiently providing less discomfort to you. Because the TRS 5100 is completely programmable, all the lenses are moved at the touch of a button, taking us to each new refraction step in more efficient and accurate way. The TRS 5100 Refractor is extremely thorough and it decreases the time you need to spend making choices.

For most of the last century, testing vision meant giving the patient the choice between two lenses, “which is better one or two”. In some cases, we can now show you 2 images at the same time to help fine tune your astigmatism to within an unprecedented 1 degree accuracy.

With the TRS-5100 we are able to instantly show you the new prescription compared to the old prescription with a touch of a button so you can make a better decision if updating your glasses will improve your vision. Our patients love the accuracy, speed, and the precision that the TRS 5100 technology provides.