When it comes to ophthalmic equipment, the aesthetic appearance of instrumentation usually takes a back-seat to its technology and performance– perhaps rightfully so; after all you didn’t buy your OCT to look cool, right? But did you- or should you have? I mean yes, your OCT is there for patient care, but you can’t tell us that it doesn’t look cool in your pre-test room- and we’re nearly certain your patients think so too. Thus, Huvtiz has set out to create the best looking refractive instrumentation we’ve ever seen. Like something between a sleek robot and spaceship, the HLM-7000 is a marvelous sight for the eyes (pun interned). Its ergonomic and compact all while demanding attention in its shiny black/white finish. The software user interface is stylish and feels more like you’re navigating what spa package you’d like instead of measuring a corrective lens. And best of all, its looks are the least interesting thing about it. With full Huvitz refraction integration, the HLM-7000 sends data directly to your Huvitz digital refractor for a starting point on your subjective procedure, and networks directly into your EHR which means you’ll never have to save the print-out (although the printer comes standard).
OUR TAKE: Beautiful, with brains and integration to back it up.
#1. Full Huvitz Integration
For several years now, it would seem that the most popular digital refraction systems have the Huvtiz logo on the side of them. This is probably due to many factors, such that they’re fairly affordable altogether, and they look good in a dull clinical setting, however we believe it’s truly because they just work so well. The lensometer (seen here) integrates seamlessly to the digital refractor, which also receives input for the digital Autorefractor and EHR network itself. Once the patient completes the clinic’s pretest refractive routine, the examiner will then be presented with both lensometer data, and the Autorefractor data prior to their subjective refraction. They can then program the refractor to use the lensometer data or the AR data as the subjective starting point. The HLM-7000 will also seamlessly send lensometer data automatically into the patient’s EHR for recall even if a subjective exam is not performed.
#2. Auto PAL Measurement
Although the HLM-7000 does not automatically recognize lens type, it does include a software feature which automatically measures progressive lenses. An advanced algorithm allows for automatic measurement of far and near sight addition with impressive accuracy and speed. In order to measure a single vision lens, you are required to re-enter the main neutralization screen, however the icon based menu makes jumping back and forth easy.
#3. Tilt LCD
Although a tilting LCD screen may not seem like a big deal, we can vouch that it’s a great feature to have. Although there are models with slightly larger screens, the graphics on the HLM-7000 are brilliant, and perfect angle will make it that much more so. Whether the operator is sitting, standing, or something in between, the Huvtiz will adjust; no more neck pain!
#4. UV + CLs
Most modern lensometers perform UV measurements as standard, however few display the len’s UV protective capabilities as a percentage. The HLM’s software will show a graphical representation of the len’s’ UV protection, and then display it as a percentage. We found the UV protection data to also be within 1 unit of error- impressive!
#5. Compact Lens Table
Like with most Huvtiz lensometers, the table tray is quite small which allows even the most petite rimless frames to be measured. It also allows the design of the instrument to be smaller, lighter, and more portable.
It actually does not. Although it measures nearly every lens (including dark tints), you are required to select which lens you prefer to read prior to neutralization.
Yes, to both.
A built-in thermal printer is standard.
You bet it will. Refer to the diagram below.
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