If you’re in the market for a new phoropter you may have noticed that they all pretty much look the same. You can thank Reichert- the original patent holder of the Ultramatic Phoropter- for this reality. In fact, if you look at the Reichert Phoropter and then quickly blink to the Topcon (VT-10) Phoropter you may be unable to tell the difference. This striking similarity in shape, color, font, texture, weight, and basically every other attribute can be traced to Reichert’s sale of a trademark that has allowed competitors such as Topcon and Marco to get in on the refraction-action. The Topcon VT-10 is nearly identical to the Reichert Ultramatic Phoropter with just subtle differences in the butterfly shaped chassis. Even the fonts, dials and the smallest of details appear basically identical. Thankfully, this translates to the operation as well and the VT-10 operates just as well as any other Ultramatic device. Generally, the Topcon names carries slightly less clout, and therefore pricing for the Topcon is almost always a bit less.
OUR TAKE: The Reichert Ultramatic Phoropter with a Topcon logo.
Precision and convenience are a tradition in high quality Topcon optical instruments. The new VT-10 vision tester advances this tradition still further, making refraction quicker and easier than ever before, providing unequaled performance and exceptional versatility. Precision in design and workmanship guarantees accuracy in refraction measurements- accuracy that won’t deteriorate even after long years of use. Total quality from Topcon means you can have total confidence in the performance you’ll enjoy from the VT-10 vision tester.
Precision Engineering for Superior Performance
Designed for total precision, the new VT-10 vision tester represents Topcon optical engineering at its very best- extreme accuracy over the widest possible testing range. Internal mechanisms are precisely machined to the finest tolerances; parts and components are made from the finest materials, all corrosion-resistant and tested for performance and durability.
Multi-Coated Lenses for Superior Optical Performance
Every lens used in the VT-10 received a special multi-coating that eliminates flare, ghost images and reflections. In addition, the multi-coating assures clearer, brighter images with improved contrast and excellent color fidelity.
Convenient dual controls make it easy for the operator to adjust interpupillary distance, in a range from 48mm to 75mm. The mechanism is sealed for protection and smooth functioning. An easy-to-read scale provides 1mm graduations, and a vergence adjustment controls reductions in P.D. during near testing.
A Wide Range of Auxiliary Lenses:
The Topcon VT-10 comes with a full complement of versatile auxiliary lenses- 10 different lenses plus two open apertures, any of which can be indexed into position with one-touch speed and convenience. A red/green lens shift, for example, is immediately available for binocular vision testing. The auxiliary lens plate has a flat black finish to prevent stray reflections during use.
Fast, Precise Results:
Topcon VT-10 incorporates a single-dial power control that lets the operator quickly dial in any spherical power from +16.75D through 0 to -19.00D, in 0.25D increments. To make things faster, a strong sphere control allows adjustment in 3.00D steps; the auxiliary lens knob provides for fine-tuning in 0.12D increments for absolute accuracy.
Wide Testing Range:
The testing range available with the VT-10 is extraordinary, the standard cylinder power range extends to 6,000 in 0.25D increments. In addition, auxiliary lens sets are incorporated to fine-tune cylinder power measurements to 0.12D increments or extend cylinder power range to 8.00D. Accurate prism reading even below 0.5△ are possible thanks to the 20△ range (1△ increments) of the precision-geared rotary prism loupes. The VT-10 is also available in plus or minus cylinder models.
Synchronized Cross Cylinders:
The most significant time-saving feature of the VT-10 is its synchronization of cross cylinder loupe rotation to cylinder axis adjustment. Special gearing automatically synchronizes the rotation of the loupe each time you change cylinder axis correction. The result? You simply read a single scare, one time, after completing a full series of axis checks. The bi-loupe turret lets you index power or axis loupes with a single touch.
Easy Controls & Clear Scales:
Control of cylinder axis and power testing is amazingly simple; concentric control knobs within a double-calibration axis scale make adjustment a quick, one-hand action through the full 360° range. The axis scale reads in 5° increments, with 15° markings. An additional axis scale is located at the main aperture, for convenient reference during retinoscopy. The low position of the control knobs keeps the operator’s hands out of the line of vision.
The examination apertures feature cover lenses for convenience and protection. Dust, eyelashes, etc. can’t get in, and the lenses are easily removed for simple cleaning. The patient always has a bright, clear image to view.
Yes. The most significant time-saving feature of the VT-10 is its synchronization of cross cylinder loupe rotation to cylinder axis adjustment.
The Topcon VT-10 comes with a full complement of versatile auxiliary lenses – 10 different lenses plus two open apertures, any of which can be indexed into position with one touch speed and convenience.
Yes, both cylinder options are available upon checkout.