The Eye Computer

Your eyes have been tested today utilizing our sophisticated computer called the eye computer, or auto-refractor. In less than one second, this instrument calculates the lens power necessary to correct your vision. It does this complicated calculation without asking you any questions.

At the touch of a button the eye computer takes a numerical picture of your eye. This procedure provides us with a high degree of “objective” reliability. Your computer findings are then confirmed and refined in the normal fashion to conclude your final visual prescription.

It might interest you to know the impressive technology of the “eye computer” was originally developed by NASA to test the vision changes of astronauts in the space program. This instrument is a fine example of how space technology has benefited our lives. Our practice is pleased to use this technology for our patients to help ensure precise vision correction.