A modern, sleek looking device, great user (touch) interface, bright illuminating CCD camera, digital refraction/EHR capability.
Device support is lacking from manufacturer, cylinder accuracy can be finicky on some patient demographics.
Despite the lesser known brand name, the EZER ERK series is a competent Autorefractor/Keratometer with many modern day features.
“EZER” is a relatively new brand solely distributed by a company called “US Ophthalmic” based in Miami, Florida. Typically, when a device is distributed exclusively by a company with a different name, the two firms generally ‘share’ an office and, well, are practically the same company. That seems to be the case here with EZER as well. The manufacturer, upon further inspection seems to actually be US Ophthalmic with a white label brand called EZER. Nothing wrong with that, and there’s a lot to like about the EZER ERK-9000s series. First and foremost the unit looks great; sleek, almost aero-dynamic look with a big ol’ touch screen and good looking finishes such as the chin rest, joystick, plastic panelling, etc… The inherent capture software is also well versed, with IOL modes, Retroillumination, and all the automation you’d expect from a modern ARK. An automated chin rest and auto-cut printer save some time, and we can see the EZER fitting in well with any pretest room. They also offer a digital refraction suite that integrates the ARK and their lensometer with a digital refractor. However, when we called to seek some instruction regarding the device, we were shuffled around in a phone maze of random individuals whom did not speak English very well. Every person we talked to seemed lost as to what we were asking, and finally informed us that someone would email us a diagram– which finally came, days after it was requested.