Plymouth University chooses a DRS retinal camera for new state-of-the-art eye clinic

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Haag-Streit UK, the leading manufacturer and distributor of gold-standard optometry and ophthalmic equipment, has recently installed a DRS non-mydriatic retinal camera into Plymouth University’s new state-of-the-art eye clinic, the Centre for Eye Excellence, (CEE).

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Our aim was to provide our students with a clinic that is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art equipment, so the DRS was an obvious choice.

Harlow, UK – 8th February 2013 - Haag-Streit UK, the leading manufacturer and distributor of gold-standard optometry and ophthalmic equipment, has recently installed a DRS non-mydriatic retinal camera into Plymouth University’s new state-of-the-art eye clinic, the Centre for Eye Excellence, (CEE).

The retinal camera will be used on a daily-basis by third-year optometry students and will form part of the University’s Optometry Programme. Open to the general public, the new eye clinic will allow students to perform eye examinations, overseen by fully-trained Optometrists. The department primarily plan to focus on providing eye-care for the staff and students of the University.

The Optometry Programme has been running at Plymouth University for 2 years and forms part of the University’s School of Health Professions. The new eye clinic officially opened on 9th January 2013, in advance of the first group of students reaching their final year in September. Second-year students will also be invited to review eye tests on the DRS camera, which will be performed by qualified Optometrists.

The DRS is ideal for screening due to its speed and simplicity. Jacqui Kenyon, Haag-Streit UK Product Manager, said, “The DRS has proved very popular because of its single-button operation, which enables it to automatically capture and store a high-quality image in less than 30 seconds per eye. The camera is fully-automated and offers both automatic and manual acquisition of images. It is ideal for use in a teaching environment.”

Abby Pearce, Optometry Technician, Plymouth University, commented, “Our aim was to provide our students with a clinic that is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art equipment, so the DRS was an obvious choice. The camera boasts many exciting features, however, it’s the simplicity and ease-of-use of the camera that will greatly benefit the students on our Optometry Programme.”

For further information on the DRS, please contact Haag-Streit UK customer services on (01279) 456261, or visit http://www.haagstreituk.com/drs.

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