Automated capture and alignment— built in acuities, glare + low contrast testing make this more than an autorefractor.
Automation controlled by fragile motors. Black/White CRT monitor looks old and appears dim in some light.
With unique subjective refraction features, the HARK 599 is one-of-a-kind that remains competitive.
Unlike most Autorefractors, the HARK 599 brings subjective refraction into play with built-in acuity charts and glare plus low contrast testing. In many ways, this instrument takes the place of a manual refractor (Phoropter) and largely puts refractive procedures in the hands of technicians— something we see Ophthalmologists outsource frequently. When it comes to objective testing, the 599 is fully automated, utilizing a motorized optical head that tracks and captures measurements all with just a press of the trigger button. Measurements, are accurate despite being displayed on an older (and a bit fuzzy) CRT monitor.