■ Oculus has announced the release of its Smartfield perimeter, expanding its portfolio of compact visual field testing devices. The company says the new Smartfield has been optimized specifically for examinations for functional impairment of the central visual field, but is also suited for peripheral measurements.
The Smartfield performs standard automated perimetry using an ultra-high–luminance LCD display. Its short measurement times make it well suited for standard screening methods. In addition, the control software offers an array of state-of-the-art measurement procedures for diagnostic and follow-up examinations.
Its compact design enables the Smartfield to require little setup space. It can be operated in rooms with normal lighting conditions, saving the need for a darkroom.
The new Smartfield comes with translucent lateral eye shields, also eliminating the need for an eyepatch and saving time in preparation for the examination. Oculus says another time saver is that patients with presbyopia require no refractive correction prior to testing.