15237 - Illuminated Near E Card
The Illuminated Near E Card overcomes the disadvantages of previous near cards that are prone to wear and tear, aging and yellowing, scratched and/or damaged lettering that wears off, and require that a lamp or illumination source be provided for their use.
This high tech self Illuminated Near Letter Card is the last number near card you need to buy, being ideal for testing near vision. It can also be used to emulate a computer screen at near. It is well protected in a rubberized sure grip frame, it will never yellow and the print will never wear off. It has an LED backlit display that standardizes illumination and eliminates reflections. There is no need to bring over a lamp for the patent to read the card. The card will always stay crisp, clean and clear. The Illuminated Near Letter Card is a valuable diagnostic tool for eye care professionals. It is useful in testing near vision - emulating users' vision with reading materials, computer screens, smart phones, and many other devices as well as screening for abnormal eye conditions. In order to be accurate and useful, a near card needs to be clean, clear, and in pristine condition. Gulden's Illuminated Near Letter Cards offer advantages over traditional near cards, providing the eye care professional with long-life, advantageous diagnostic tools. Gulden Illuminated Near Cards are especially beneficial when testing patients with eye diseases affecting central vision such as macula degeneration as well as other conditions that result in low vision or moderate vision loss. Research at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (http://www.aao.org/newsroom/release/20121111b.cfm) indicates that illuminated screens help increase reading acuity compared to printed materials for people with vision loss. The Illuminated Near Letter Card is useful in quickly ruling in or out maculopathy when a patient presents with vision loss, preventing time-consuming and costly testing. It is also valuable in predicting post-operative visual acuity in eyes with cataracts - helping the eye care professional determine what portion of vision loss is a result of a cataract versus due to maculopathy. The Illuminated Amsler Grid is useful in testing near vision and evaluating the macula in patients since one of the first signs of macular degeneration can be wavy, broken or distorted lines or a missing vision area, thus facilitating early detection of abnormal scotoma. The Illuminated Amsler Grid helps in preoperative evaluation of patients about to undergo keratoplasty or cataract extraction since corneal opacities or cataracts often preclude visualization of macular details whereas the Amsler Grid is useful in assessing macular function. Testing with both the Illuminated Near Letter Card and the Illuminated Amsler Grid can be performed in less than a minute, is easy for both staff and patient, and is simple and quick enough to be used as a routine diagnostic screening tool for all eye exams. The card is indexed with letters from 20/20 to 20/200 in nine increments with clearly identified indices that indicate the visual acuity level. Both devices are internally illuminated with a long-life LED source that standardizes illumination and eliminates reflections. The cards measure 7.8 x 5.6 x .4", with a 5.75 x 3.75" viewing area. Both are lightweight, provide a rubberized sure-grip frame, are powered by easily obtained standard AAA batteries or an AC power adapter, and are easy to clean and sanitize. The illuminated cards can be wall mounted, hand held, or used with a counter stand. A mounting Rod Adapter Bracket is also available for all our Illuminated cards. Product # 15250