Frequently Asked Questions
No. QuickSee is indicated for use by healthcare professionals or under the direction of a healthcare professional to screen for or measure an individual’s refractive errors associated with poor vision. It is not designed for patients to perform autorefraction on themselves.
In global health missions, NGOs have shown that QuickSee can greatly assist vision care professionals in prescribing glasses in low resource settings.
QuickSee’s accuracy and effectiveness have been documented in seven IRB-based studies:
- >3000 patients in five countries including US
- Tested by teams at Johns Hopkins University, New England College of Optometry, Aravind Eye Care System (India), Harvard School of Public Health, TwoBillionEyes (NGO), and others
- Participants in one study using eyeglasses prescribed by the autorefractor achieved a VA that was only approximately one letter less accurate than using eyeglasses prescribed by a refractionist. (ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract 2017)
QuickSee is suitable for all kinds of patients from age five years and up. Certain conditions (such as facial asymmetry or eye conditions like cataract) can make binocular measurement difficult, in which cases monocular measurement is recommended.
No. We recommend using a more specialized instrument for measuring K-values. However, QuickSee can be used to over-refract someone wearing contact lenses to see if their contacts are neutralizing their refractive error.
Yes, QuickSee can be used to over-refract someone wearing contact lenses to see if their contacts are neutralizing their refractive error.
Yes, QuickSee measures patients with astigmatism from -6D to +6D, in increments of 0.01D, 0.125D, and 0.25D
Yes. We recommend using QuickSee in monocular mode for patients with amblyopia or strabismus. QuickSee does not diagnose amblyopia or strabismus.
Yes. QuickSee’s open view design reduces the patient’s accommodation. It is important to make sure the patient focuses on a distinct target at least 10 feet away. They should not fixate on a blank wall or out a window. Direct them to blink once or twice during measurement.
QuickSee holds 10,000 measurement records.
Each patient is given a “patient number” and their measurements are associated with that number.
For HIPAA compliance the records do not include patient names or identifying data. PlenOptika does not have access to the data you download from QuickSee.
- Patients with large, dense cataracts (small or early stage cataracts should not cause a measurement problem)
- Patients with corneal scarring in the optical axis of the eye
- Patients with strong asymmetry in their facial features may be difficult to measure binocularly, but can be measured better with QuickSee in monocular mode
Yes, and because it’s faster than a traditional desktop autorefractor it is an easy to use timesaver for patients with accessibility or mobility issues.
QuickSee charges via a USB adapter. It connects to printers and the QuickSee Companion App (Android OS) via Bluetooth. The Apple iOS Companion App will be available in summer 2019.
QuickSee does not yet measure high order aberrations, but it is an area of research for PlenOptika. Please let us know if this function would be valuable to you—write to firstname.lastname@example.org