The first thing you should know about the Reichert iPac, is that it’s not as large as it appears in the photos– even our own images make this small handheld instrument look like an oddly shaped insect with a large abdomen- which it kind of is. Despite it seeming smaller in your hand than against a white-background, the device’s design does seem a bit unnecessary. It is longer than even a large hand and its tail sticks out past your wrist, unsupported when you’re in a measurement position. Regardless of that oddity, the iPac does fit in the hand/grasp quite well and does encourage confidence unlike other handheld pachymeters we’ve used in the past. In spite of its length, the measurement angle corresponds well to the hand’s grasp on the instrument, and readings are simple to capture. Once your reading displays on the small (and not quite square) LCD display screen, you’ll be able to transfer readings via Bluetooth EHR connectivity or print the results via an optional Bluetooth printer. Although the screen is sufficiently large and clear, it leaves a bit to be desired; especially with so much more length down the tail-end to have improved the user interface. In terms of accuracy, the iPac performs quite well– stastically comparable to most other pachymeter options on the market, and exceeds expectations with consistency at the measurement contact point.
OUR TAKE: An odd shaped device that fits in the hand just right.
The Reichert iPac Pachymeter is the most feature-rich handheld ultrasound pachymeter available. iPac is an easy-to-use, lightweight handheld pachymeter with a comprehensive set of features to optimize practice efficiency. iPac features an advanced filtering algorithm that ensures accurate central corneal thickness (CCT) measurements over a wide range of corneal thicknesses. With the intuitive user interface, exams are more efficient for you and more comfortable for your patients.
Send measurement data directly to your EMR system or to the optional wireless printer via Bluetooth Connectivity. Wireless communication eliminates the risk of transcription error and makes for a more efficient measurement process.
Easily access all functions of iPac through a simple single, 5-way control button. Wake up iPac by pressing the button once, then again to put iPac into measurement mode. Effortlessly switch between OD/OS measurements by toggling left and right.
The large, easy-to-read display automatically rotates to be viewed in any orientation. The operator is able to read the measurement data while iPac is being used on a patient in any position.
The rechargeable Lithium-ion battery is designed to have a long lasting charge ensuring iPac is always ready-to-use. Charge iPac using the provided USB cable, or the convenient optional charging cradle.
Designed for left or right handed use, the lightweight iPac fits comfortably in any operator’s hand. The ergonomical design of iPac is based on the Reichert Tono-Pen AVIA Handheld Tonometer.
The iPac does feature optional accessories, including a charging cradle and Bluetooth connected printer- however these accessories are not included with the refurbished iPac. They may be purchased directly from the manufacturer.
The iPac does feature Bluetooth connectivity for direct integration with EHR systems. We typically advise discussing your instrument plans with your EHR company prior to proceeding.
The iPac does come with a hard carrying case as standard. This case includes standard accessories detailed in the tabs above.
Although Reichert refused to provide us with an official battery-charge time capacity (perhaps they don’t know either), we figure about two full days of clinical use before the need to charge will arise. Of course this will depend on usage, and the health of the ION battery over time. All ION batteries will eventually need replacing.