Examinations: Digital Refraction

With Digital Refraction, we test how well you can see an eye chart using a giant pair of glasses called a phoropter. The phoropter tests every available lens combination and takes about 5 minutes.

How does it work?

Our phoropter is electronically controlled and the eye chart is an LED monitor on the wall ten feet in front of you. You look through the phoropter.

This is a test in which you are the only one who knows the answers. You will compare different lenses and tell Dr. Bender which lenses provide clearer vision. The digital system offers detailed comparisons and at the touch of a button we can easily compare your old prescription lenses with the new ones.

Dr. Bender depends on your answers to get the Digital Refraction examination right. Sometimes it can be frustrating as it can be difficult to tell which lens gives you the clearest vision, but that is a sign we are getting really close to the ideal choice for you.

Dr. Bender evaluates your overall eye symptoms with the results from the Digital Refraction to identify the best possible treatment. This may include glasses, contact lenses, or surgery.

Please note!

We want to scan your existing glasses in our digital lensometer so please make sure to bring them along to the examination. The scan result gets loaded to the phoropter and provides a starting point for digital refraction.