The design of conventional visual field instruments means that airborne particles will be transmitted into the bowl of the instrument which makes these instruments difficult to thoroughly disinfect between patients. The Digital Fields Screener by Thomson Software Solutions uses a conventional computer screen to assess central visual fields. This circumvents many of the issues with…

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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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