Optometrist and patient wearing masks in eye exam

QuickSee and COVID-19

QuickSee can help you perform fast, accurate autorefraction while mitigating the risk of COVID-19 transmission.


QuickSee captures binocular measurements in just 10 seconds. The highly accurate results give you an excellent starting point for subjective refraction, saving time in your exam and reducing overall exposure to patients. 

Timer showing Quicksee measuring in 10 seconds
Doctor standing at right shoulder of patient using QuickSee

Reduces exposure

You can stand to the side of the patient to reduce direct exposure to one another’s breath during alignment and measurement. In less than 10 seconds you can pre-align the device to accelerate alignment. QuickSee is compatible with protective breath masks and resists fogging.

Works anywhere

QuickSee can be used indoors and outdoors, and is not sensitive to ambient light. You can perform autorefraction outside the exam room—in the shop or even curbside effectively and comfortably.  

Doctor refracting a patient who is in their car
Doctor cleaning QuickSee with a sanitizing towel

Easy to clean

QuickSee is easy to completely clean off between patients. The eyecup is easily detached to sanitize throughly, and to provide access to the viewports for cleaning. 

Safety and cleaning recommendations

Safety recommendations

Clean QuickSee thoroughly between uses.

Make sure operator and patient are equipped with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE); breath masks are compatible with QuickSee.

Wash hands thoroughly before and after testing.

Use our free Do It Yourself Phoropter Face Shield to improve protection

Cleaning QuickSee

Alcohol solutions (70% ethanol, isopropanol) and microfiber cloths recommended; consult the FDA’s List N for other disinfectants effective against SARS-CoV-2.

Remove the eyecup to thoroughly clean it and the viewports.

Do not submerge QuickSee in liquid.

See the BASIC CARE section of the QuickSee User Manual for more information.

Pre-align from a distance

Pre-align the PD while standing at a safe distance from the patient  (less than 10 seconds). You will likely underestimate PD, so if alignment is not immediately correct once you put QuickSee to the patient’s face, first try widening the PD. 

Prevent viewport fogging

Improperly fitted masks can cause condensation on the viewports. To prevent this, try: 

  • Firmly closing the metal nose clip in the patient’s mask if one is included;
  • Pulling the mask over the bridge of the patient’s nose so the QuickSee viewport rests on it and seals the mask to their face; or
  • Asking the patient to breathe through their mouth during alignment and measurement.
Stand at the side

Use QuickSee while standing at the patient’s right shoulder, instead of directly in front of them, thereby reducing direct exposure to one another’s breath.

Use anywhere

QuickSee is not sensitive to ambient light, so it works indoors and outdoors. Use QuickSee while the patient is in their car or waiting outside the examination room.

Free DIY Phoropter Breath Shield

We’re pleased to share with you our pattern for a Do It Yourself Phoropter Breath Shield. It’s easy to make and compatible with manual and digital phoropters. Designed with the help of the New England College of Optometry.

COVID-19 response: We're here to help

If you’re preparing new ways to provide vision care to your community and looking for tools to maximize flexibility without compromising quality, we can help. Reduced pricing on QuickSee is available to help respond to COVID-19, and financing is available in the US. Contact us in the form below if you’d like to speak right away.