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Reichert RK600


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This device has undergone a complete internal and external refurbishment & cleaning process, and is operating to factory specifications. Learn about refurbishment times >

  • A large, sleek LCD screen w/ minimal interface
  • Automated measurement mode auto-fires when properly aligned
  • Up to ten measurements captured at once– displayed on printout
  • Base curve measurement, IOL, and Peripheral K measurement modes
  • Sleek geometric design


The photos displayed here are of an actual finished product (unit) currently utilized for demo purposes at our facility in Denver, Colorado.  Learn more about our photos >

All Accessories Included

  • (Hospital Grade) Power Cord

1-Year Limited Warranty 

Covering manufacturing defects and faulty workmanship for a period of 365 days. Don’t worry, we offer repair and tech. support after the warranty has expired.

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 FREE Global Shipping

This device ships to over 60 countries for free, and typically arrives within 9-23 calendar days. Don’t worry, we’ll keep you updated via email.

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 30-Day, No-Questions-Asked Returns

Send this instrument back within 30 days of delivery for a complete refund– no questions asked. Please note that a 10% re-stocking fee may apply.

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The official marketing brochure for the Reichert RK-600 is merely two pages– one of which is mostly a title page containing a large image of the device’s screen. In fact all the official marketing information for the RK-600 contained less than 350 words in total. This is matter of fact because the RK600 is simple, basic, and minimal (at least for a desktop Autorefractor). The entire instrument is merely a forehead rest, joystick, and an LCD screen with 5 buttons that control just about everything you’d expect. We’d call that quite minimal for auto refractor terms; the RK-600 also looks pretty neat resembling some sort of geometric robot/space shuttle which we always give bonus points for. However when it comes to the nuts and bolts, the RK600 does everything you’d expect from an ARK, including auto measurements, base curve of contact lenses, IOL modes, and PD measurements all with effortless accuracy and speed. Its large LCD screen is quite advanced for its release date, offering on screen instructions and complete navigation all without having to look away. The RK-600 feels like a unit that fits well between the older CRT screened units, and the brand new touch screen models, all while being in a very fair market state (price). 


OUR TAKE: A very sleek and minimal exterior design with a mid-decade LCD screen that impresses. Accurate and robust despite a few bells and whistles found on other similar units.

92015:  $8.01

Determination of Refractive State

*coverage of the above procedure may be subject to local reimbursement amounts, special provisions, and your own service rate.

*based on CPT 92015 assuming determination of refractive state

#1. Sleek + Minimal

We give bonus points for ARKs that resemble spaceships, and we think the RK-600 qualifies. Most pre-touch-screen instruments feature loads of buttons which control one specific software feature of navigation. The RK-600 has only four buttons; all you need when the sleek LCD screen can be navigated all from the operators steady sight.

#2. Auto-Measurement

No, the RK-600 does not have a robotic motorized optical head (that does all the alignment work for you) such that the Zeiss HARK 599 does, however it’s software will intuitively help you align the proper corneal position, and then automatically obtain up to 10 measurements per eye– all without you pressing a button. The joystick is there for you (yourself) to help the unit get on the right track, and we don’t mind when we use it; it feels almost like an arcade game. The unit of course has a manual mode as well which keeps the software from interfering with your subjective alignment.

#3. Peripheral Ks

The only reason we can really think to still have a manual keratometer is the granting ability of recording keratometric values outside the very center of the cornea. But with the RK600, that’s no longer necessary as its built-in peripheral keratometry mode provides accurate measurements for examining oblique astigmatism as well as for determining the best fit for contact lenses. The Reichert can be used to make a series of measurements at a 30 ̊ angle from the eye’s center, along the attentive meridians. Readings for the corneal astigmatism axis and corneal eccentricity (E) are automatically included on the printout.

#4. Thermal, Auto-Cut Printer

Most Autorefractors have a thermal printer, and the RK600 is no exception. But not every unit has an auto-cut printer; no more tearing off uneven chewed-up bits of printouts and sticking them in the chart. The RK600 printout cuts clean, every time.

It does have RS-232 connections outputs, and with Reichert cable P/N 15030-401 the unit should integrate with most EHR platforms.

The Acuitus vertex options are actually quite diverse:

0.0, 10.5, 12.0, 13.5, 15.0 mm


*These specification tables are provided directly from the manufacturer and are accurate to the best of our knowledge. Please note that accessories or other specifications pertaining to models not listed for sale on Buzz may not be included or offered on this device. 

Additional information

Weight 25 lbs