Occuity are in the process of designing and developing a range of hand held Optical non-contacting Pachymeters, Pupillometers and Keratometers for use in both human and veterinary optometry. Following years of research and based on their patented technology (9 granted patents with further in draft), the company's mission is to develop and bring to market affordable, handheld devices capable of measuring ocular parameters that presently require contacting ultrasound devices at the lower price range or expensive optical desktop models at the higher end. Occuity believe they have the technology and are developing the partnerships required to produce devices capable of providing the measuring and non-contacting capabilities of the existing optical desktop devices at a price point more akin to the handheld contacting ultrasound devices. Occuity believe the nature and pricing of these new devices will prove disruptive to the current optometry market.
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Handheld Optical non-contacting corneal thickness measurement
The first of Occuity's revolutionary optical handheld devices, the entry level Pachymeter allows for a non-clinical operator to take a corneal thickness measurement quickly and easily.
The device is simply held in front of the subject’s eye at a comfortable working distance. The device is aligned using the integrated alignment features and once initiated the measurement is automatic. The whole process is completed in a matter of seconds and the result is clearly displayed on rear of the device.
There is no risk of infection, no need to apply anaesthesia to the eye making the whole process much more comfortable for the subject.
Includes Pupillometer and Keratometer
The upgraded version of the pachymeter provides the measurement of the corneal thickness of the subject but also includes measurement sets required for pupillometry and keratometry.
The device is used in the same way as the first CCT pachymeter in that the non-clinical operator will press the touch screen on the back of the device and align the hand held device to the eye of the subject. The device will automatically recognise when the eye is correctly aligned and will take up to 200 readings per second providing a measurement from alignment to finsih in circa 10 seconds.
The device will then take the necessary measurements and display the results on the rear display. The device also has both Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity to download the collected data to a relevant patient record application.
Because the devices being developed by Occuity are both handheld and non-contacting this makes them ideal for use in the veterinary sector.
Once the devices have undergone CE approval it is planned that they will also undergo the necessary trials to be able to be used in veterinary environments.
This represents a significant yet completely untapped opportunity.