New Remote Control - Unique
to Acuity Pro!
With the release of version 7.0, we now
have a new 56 button remote control which will control all aspects of Acuity
Pro. All buttons are labeled with 10 programmable buttons for your own
customization including the ability to create macro's for sequential screen
presentations. The buttons are labeled according to our keyboard hot
keys and an overlay around the buttons describe the function of each button.
An example would be the button with the label 'S' has the word 'Snellen'
written below it. Pressing this button brings up the snellen chart
just exactly like pressing the 'S' key on the keyboard will do. Below
is an image of our new remote.
and Always Random
New to version 8, Smart
RandomizationTM is unique to Acuity Pro, you
will not find this feature on ANY OTHER eye chart!
This great feature creates a random line of letters that have a recognition
difficulty equal to any other random line of letters. Some letters are
more difficult to recognize than others. An example of a difficult
letter to recognize is the B or the S. Easy letters are T and L.
With Smart RandomizationTM,
each line will be equally difficult as any other random line. No
other eye chart has this feature!
It makes acuity testing much more
accurate. It is available for snellen, sloan, ETDRS and most other
optotypes. Remember when randomizing, the default letter sequence we all know is the
first sequence presented for each snellen size so you don't have to worry
about looking at the chart each time you change size. Even if you have
'Randomized' the current display, by changing the size up or down, you will
get the standard sequence for the next set of letters. If you would
rather have random letters 'Always On', just go into the control panel and
check the box entitled 'Always Random'. This will always produce a
random letter sequence regardless of which button you press.
Know Letter Sets For Each Line -
Also new to version 8,
this great feature requested by users provides 3 known letter sets for each
line of letters. Example is the default 20/20 line is T Z V E C L.
Press the 2 button again and L O Z B D E will be displayed. Press the 2
button again and V F N S P Z will be displayed. Press 2 again and you
will be returned to T Z V E C L. This is great for straight room setups
because the doctor is facing the patient and cannot see the screen without
looking over his shoulder. Instead of randomizing the chart, just press
the number button again to get a different line of letters that you know but
the patient doesn't know!
Hot Keys -
If you choose not to use our new remote control, you
may operate Acuity Pro with the standard keyboard. Every function and
display option can be accessed by a single key stroke called a 'hot key'.
We have tried to make the keys as intuitive as possible so that they will be
easy to learn. Most of our users have found that it only takes a few
times using the program to become totally familiar with the keys. If
you forget, just hit the 'F1' button for Help. (top)
Standard Snellen Chart -
Of course the snellen
chart is the default optotype with the standard order of letters (T Z V E C
L) as default. Press the 'S' button to invoke this optotype.
When the random
button is pressed, the letters ( or pictures ) are replaced with a
Sloan 5x5 Chart - NEW!
Standard Sloan letters
which are just as tall as wide, so called 5x5 aspect ratio are a new feature
in this version of Acuity Pro. There are 10 different letters in this
Tumbling 'E' Chart -
The Tumbling E chart
is great for children or illiterates.
Tumbling 'C' Chart -
The Tumbling C chart
is a great alternative to the 'C' chart and works great for kids or
Number Chart -
The number chart, just like the Tumbling
C or E chart helps with those patients who may have trouble with letters.
Press the 'N' button to change to this optotype.
Picture Optotype -
Yet another way to test children. Even goes down
to 20/10. Press the 'P' button to change to this optotype.
Log Mar Charts -
All optotypes can be
displayed in LogMar size and notation. Use the control panel to select
Mirror Display Option -
This is a great feature for those of you
who have mirrored rooms. Un-Hide the control
panel by pressing the 'H' button then click on the mirror option, all
snellen letters are presented backwards. Acuity Pro remembers how it
was when shut down so that next morning, it will still be reversed.
Red/Green Overlay -
This feature of Acuity Pro is a standard red/green
overlay which is available on all optotypes. It can be used with all
sized letters, single letter, single line or multi-line display and mirror.
Astigmatic Charts -
The standard 12 point, 3 line astigmatic
wheel or clock dial. Press the button again and the new 'shower drain'
astigmatic chart appears. The astigmatic button toggles between these
two charts each time it is pressed.
4 Dot Test -
Use the Red/Blue glasses provided to check stereopsis
with your patients. A great way to check for malingering. Now
you have the ability to adjust the red/blue screen to get that perfect color
Fixation Disparity -
Use the red/blue glasses to check fixation disparity.
This is another dual function button that toggles between a fixation
disparity chart with a fusion lock and one without. (top)
HOTV Chart -
HOTV - This is a great addition to our
program. If you are not familiar with the HOTV chart, here is a quick
introduction: The entire chart consists of only the letters H O T, and V.
The patient is given the HOTV card and told to point the letter on the card
that corresponds with the letter on the screen. The simplicity of this
chart allows it to be used on non-verbal patients, mentally challenged
patients and patients who do not know
(or are too young to know) the English alphabet. We have the HOTV and
Numbers charts to add accuracy to the testing of young children and others
who have difficulty with standard charts. We believe they are far more
accurate than the Allen picture optotypes that we already include and
suggest these charts take the place of the Allen chart pictures when
Blanking Feature -
This is a great way to quickly and
completely black the screen. Instead of having
to turn your projector off and on every time you want to do ophthalmoscopy,
just press the 'B' button. We have also added a second screen,
the 'white out' screen. Press the 'B' button again to switch back and
forth between black and white screens. This feature was added by
request from one of our users.
Fixation Dot -
A standard white on black fixation Dot
is available by pressing the 'D' button.
User Defined Keys and Macro
Function - NEW!
There are ten user defined keys available so that you may
assign any sequence of hotkey keystrokes to a single Function key. This
will allow you to have a single key to display a 20/25 line or a single key
to jump to a single line display of 20/60 letters or whatever you want.
With the release of version 7.0 of
Acuity Pro, you may now store an entire exam sequence of charts to a single
button on the remote.
Speedy AcuityTM -
By request! A single or double column of descending
size optotypes for that really quick acuity check.
Single Letter Display -
Hit the 'O' button for 'One
Letter' display. This feature works for all sizes and optotypes.
Great for horizontal and vertical phorias and ductions.
Single Line Display -
Just like your antique projector, you can
select a single Line of letters by pressing the 'L'
button. It works on all optotypes.
Multi-Line Display -
You can have up to 4 lines of letters on
the screen at one time, depending upon the snellen size currently in use.
press the 'U' button for mUlti-line.
Multi-Line Display -
New to version 8
and by request, you can have a choice of 4,3, or 2 lines of letters on the
Multi-line screen. Simply press the U button repeatedly to change the
number of lines!
Vertical Line Display -
Some doctors prefer to use a vertical
line of letters for phoria testing. Just press the 'V'
invoke this feature.
U.S. / Metric / Decimal Display
You may calibrate and display the optotype size in any of
three units. It's just a click away.
Spacing - NEW!
You now have the option
of ANSI standard spacing of the displayed optotypes. Open the control
panel by pressing the 'H' button (PREF) and check the box. All
multi-line and single line displays will be spaced according to international
Ocular Pathology Image Library
- Unique to
A very exciting feature where we have incorporated over 50 high resolution slides of
common ocular pathologies which you can show your patients on screen. Next
time you have a patient with a posterior subcapsular cataract, show them
what it looks like! How about Asteroid, PVD, Diabetic Retinopathy,
Punctal Plug? You can show your patients an image of their condition.
These high resolution images are invaluable in helping to explain to
your patients their ocular condition.
Big E-Z Slide Finder -
While in the Photo Gallery, press
the 'Up' or 'Dn' button to quickly scroll through the list of all available
slides. When you find the title you want, press the 'Select' button and
the photo will appear. The titles are very large and can easily be seen from
across the room so that you may browse from your exam chair. A big
improvement over previous versions. The same tool is available in the
video library too. Works just like the slide finder.
Red/Green Circles -
This feature displays a split screen
red/green field which contain two sets of concentric black circles. Great
for doing a Red/Green Balance.
Slide Show Option -Unique
to Acuity Pro!
While in the image library screen, you can create up to 9 different slide
show of your favorite slides. If you don't want to show your patients
ocular pathology, add your own scenic European vacation slides to the
series. You can select any slides you want for the slide show and set
the delay for each slide change. (top)
Masking Feature -
Block out a
single line or single letter of the chart. Just like the old bulb
projectors but high tech!
Add Your Own Photos -
Another very exciting feature of the image library is
that you can add your own photos to it. All you need is an image
capturing system or camera and scanner. Instructions for adding your
slides are easy to follow and will make your Acuity Pro unique. Instead
of having your patient sit and stare at the walls while you're away, turn on
the slide show with your own practice promotion slides, scenic slides, or
any other thing you want to display! A great way to educate you patients
about other aspects of your practice or your life.
Video Player -
This is a great feature! You can import any mpg or
avi video file or movie clip and show it directly within Acuity Pro. An
excellent way to keep kids attention while doing retinoscopy. Also a
great way to show your patients practice promotion videos. Download
and import your first video from our site provided by Lacrimedics. It
shows a video clip of a punctal plug insertion. Included are several cartoons,
a LASIK clip and a punctal plug insertion video.
Crowding Bars -
Press 'K' to invoke the
crowding bars around a single optotype. This is the most accurate way
to test acuity on an amblyopic eye.
Doing research? We now have an ETDRS chart that
will meet your protocol requirements for research. Press the 'I' key
to invoke this feature. The variable contrast feature is also
available for this chart. Press 'J' to invoke the variable contrast
Variable Contrast Letter Set -
This feature will allow you to display snellen letters or
the ETDRS chart at relative contrast from 0 to 30%. Once set, it will
be remembered. A great way to test those pre and post LASIK patients
for contrast sensitivity. Press the 'J' key to invoke this feature.
What Does It Cost? -
$1695.00 US, for Acuity Pro Installation Disk, one
machine license and one remote control. Additional licenses are
$799.00 each. Remember, Acuity Pro may qualify for the ADA Tax
Credit. Check with your accountant.
The ViewSonic's All-In-One computer is a brand new production
which sells for $1395.00 and includes a wall mount, wireless keyboard and
wireless mouse. Combo price with Acuity Pro is $3090.00 for the first
lane and only $2194.00 for any additional
lanes within the same office.
If you buy the All-In-One System at the same time as Acuity Pro, it
too may qualify for the ADA Tax Credit. Below is a table that will give you an idea of cost per
room of software only.
||Avg Cost Per Lane
As you can see, two lanes or more is less expensive
than the cheapest bulb projectors available. (top)
ADA Tax Credit -
If you have never had a method to test non-verbal ,
mentally challenged or illiterate patients before, Acuity Pro will allow you
to serve this population now by using the HOTV test chart and example card.
Another way that you may utilize the ADA tax credit is if you were to
load Acuity Pro onto a laptop computer or our All-In-One MPC computer system
and test home bound or nursing home patients that you otherwise could not
test. You may be able to purchase the software and our All-In-One
Viewsonic system at the same time and both qualify for the ADA tax credit. Be
sure and consult with your accountant to verify these requirements.