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  • Writer's pictureRichard Kadri-Langford

Occuity to unveil prototype non-contact, handheld axial length meter at 100% Optical

The AX1 Axiometer™ will make it easier for optometrists to measure axial length and aid their ability to monitor the efficacy of myopia management treatments.

Occuity will be showcasing a prototype of the AX1 for the first time at 100% Optical, having previously announced our intention to develop a handheld device capable of measuring axial length at last year’s show. The company has been able to rapidly develop the prototype by building upon its patented optical technology platform. The AX1 will also use the same form factor as the company's revolutionary pachymeter, The Occuity PM1 - which will go on sale this year, with the AX1 planned to follow in 2024.

The unique benefits of its technology platform allow Occuity’s devices to be very compact, handheld, and able to take measurements such as corneal thickness and axial length in just a few seconds.

CEO and Co-founder, Dr Dan Daly, said:

“Axial length (AXL) is becoming well established as the critical measurement in studies looking at the progression and control of myopia and the interest we have seen in the AX1 has been phenomenal.”

Daly continued: “Last year a survey of 600 optometrists indicated that 94% didn’t have an efficient way to measure axial length and, when asked a follow-up question if they wanted a cost-effective, easy-to-use, handheld solution, 94% said they did.

We’re really excited to bring an early AX1 prototype to the show and demonstrate its capabilities as well as giving people the first chance to see the device for themselves.”

Due to their non-contact capabilities, both the PM1 and AX1 can be used by front office staff and require no consumables. They are charged wirelessly via a charging dock and their small footprint saves valuable space.

Occuity is exhibiting at 100% Optical on Stand M450. We look forward to seeing you there!

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