Current guidelines on Social Distancing have made it difficult (or impossible) for patients to attend a clinic to have their visual acuity checked. The good news is that the Thomson Test Chart may be used in association with video-conferencing software (e.g. Zoom or Teams) to assess the vision of patients in their homes or other…

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Trial frames have served us well for hundreds of years! However, they are difficult to disinfect and require the practitioner to be in close proximity to the patient. Modern computerised phoropters provide an excellent alternative and while most link to some form of projector or electronic test chart, these do not offer the same ease…

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The RNIB have recently adopted the Thomson Digital Fields Screener to provide a means of screening the visual fields of patients seen as part of their domicilary service. Before the advent of the Digital Field Screener clinicians had to choose between a crude confrontation test or “lugging” a bulky field screener between visits. The Digital…

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Thomson Software Solutions has won a prestigious contract to supply their computer-based test charts to Moorfields Eye Hospital and their satellite sites. The contract which will take three years to fully implement, will involve replacing all back-illuminated Snellen charts with the latest Thomson Test Chart. The charts, originally developed by Professor David Thomson, are already…

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The current situation has forced many of us to take a break from our normal day-to-day activities. Why not take advantage of this time by updating your skills and knowledge? Prof Thomson and his team are offering free on-line demonstrations and tutorials to anyone who is interested. Select a topic, gather your staff around a…

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