DRS non-mydriatic retinal camera offers new service to award-winning Opticians

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Haag-Streit UK (HS-UK), the leading manufacturer and distributor of gold-standard optometry and ophthalmic equipment, has recently sold a DRS non-mydriatic camera into award-winning, Mark Blankstone Opticians. The purchase of this camera will allow the practice to offer a new service, giving added-value to customers.

Optician Mark Blankstone and Team with Area Sales Manager, Nicky Webster

I have been very impressed with the speed of the camera. Taking a fundus image as part of our regular eye exams allows us to keep a record of the eye, which helps us to accurately diagnose our patients.

Haag-Streit UK (HS-UK), the leading manufacturer and distributor of gold-standard optometry and ophthalmic equipment has recently sold a DRS non-mydriatic camera into award-winning, Mark Blankstone Opticians. The purchase of this camera will allow the practice to offer a new service, giving added-value to customers. Based in Liverpool and established since 1992, the practice is labelled as one of the leading independent opticians in the North-West.

The DRS camera will be used to obtain a fundus photograph of the patient’s eye. Fundus photography is used to detect, evaluate and monitor conditions such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration.

Patients will benefit from the introduction of this service, as a photograph will be taken at each eye test, monitoring any changes over time. The images can also be used to refer the patient for further investigation.

The DRS camera is the only fully-automated camera on the market. It senses the patient, self-aligns to the target eye, captures the image and displays the results on the screen with the touch of just one button.

Jacqui Kenyon, Haag-Streit UK Product Manager, said, “The DRS has proved very popular in the Optometry market because of its compact design. The automated settings enable it to automatically capture and store a high-quality image in less than 30 seconds per eye.”

Mark Blankstone, Owner, said, “I have been very impressed with the speed of the camera. Taking a fundus image as part of our regular eye exams allows us to keep a record of the eye, which helps us to accurately diagnose our patients.”

For further information on the DRS, please contact Haag-Streit UK on 01279 456255, email drs(at)haag-streit-uk(dot)com or visit http://www.haagstreituk.com/drs.

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