Optometrists (also known as ophthalmic opticians) are licensed medical professionals who prescribe and fit lenses to improve vision.
They use several different devices to measure the patient’s eyes ( an Autorefractor Keratometer AR ), the lenses ( a lensmeter LM ) and the improvement a lens gives to the patient’s vision ( a refractor RT ).
The data gathered about each patient from the first two devices are used to create an initial setting for the third.
Raven’s Point has developed a software system for INNOVA Medical Ophthalmics which gathers data from optometric measurement devices, stores the data for each patient from every source together in a database and downloads the data to the refractor when required.
RTLink is a client-server system. The clients, each communicating with one optometric device over a serial link, are linked by WiLAN to the database server which looks after all the data for the optometrist’s office in a SQLite database.
RTLink can communicate with seven different optometric devices from three different manufacturers and export data to an Electronic Medical Record ( EMR ) system.