Stunning user interface, massive LCD display, advanced refractive capabilities, digital practice integration.
Unlikely to dramatically improve your efficiency or patient flow, large investment compared with manual phoropters.
The RT-5100 is the pinnacle of digital refraction experience– for the “advanced refractionist.”
I’m not sure that you need the NIDEK RT-5100 outside the realms of some kind of some kind of refraction farm where the product is glasses and the quota is in the thousands-per-day range. It’s not only one of the best looking refractive-things I’ve ever seen, it’s also incredibly advanced- and maybe even too much so. The 5100 upon its birth was quite the thing- and it still is- starting with its stunning futuristic shape who’s sweeping lines and elongated curves will be sure to impress yourself and patients simultaneously upon every exam. Once you’re done staring at its butterfly-esque silhouette you’ll begin to stare at the enormously large and tillable and flappable LCD console screen which displays a refraction user interface beyond anything you’ve experienced with that old manual phorotper thing. The screen is nearly 9-inches, and the user interface for both operator and patient is lovely. Standard software features allow easy programming with on-screen refraction assist and the patient module itself sends signals when the patient is properly aligned. Final fit power calculations plus low-contrast mode, night mode, and the optional 21-point mode are major selling points- and perhaps even create a more efficient refraction process. Although I’m not again sure that the 5100 means anything more than marginal improved exam times given all the bells and whistles that your old phoropter doesn’t have that you’ll want to use. Thankfully, the RT-5100 is at home on NIDEK’s EPIC-5100 refraction system which means wireless (or wired) connection to NIDEK lensometers, auto refractors, and acuity charts. Synced data populates on the 5100’s console reducing input time and getting to a striating point quicker.