The Huvitz HRK-7000 is made in Korea, which, up until recently hasn’t exactly produced well-known meditech. Just a glimpse at their brochure indicates that sufficient English is still far off and that North American market is new. But, it doesn’t matter because the HRK-7000 is fantastic in most ways. It’s not just a great autorefractor, it’s ahead of its time and provides far more than just our preconceived ARK expectations. The Huvitz utilizes Hartmann-Shack wavefront technology which unlike most ARKs that produce a single beam of infrared light, the HRK creates a number of separated focal spots with something called ‘Micro Lenslet Arrays’ to record refractive errors across the corneal spectrum– it then displays a map of these results for the operator and a vision comparison chart for the patient. Retro illumination and contact lens base curve measurements are also standard. The technology results in a super accurate machine both with refractive errors, as well as peripheral keratometric capabilities featuring two built-in mire rings and 2 LEDs. The Huvitz HRK-7000 is also quite efficient featuring an advanced 6.5″ color screen and intuitive user interface, one-touch locking, motorized chin rest and measurement 3D auto-tracking. EHR networking also comes standard via RS-232C outputs.
OUR TAKE: More than just Autorefraction but also really good at Autorefraction.
The HRK-7000 integrates with most EHR/EMR platforms via RS-232c interfacing. Always check with your provider to ensure proper integration.
One HRK-7000 can be connected to multiple Huvitz refraction systems easily and simply.vThe simple multi-networking helps to compose huge refraction centers easily.