Now get legendary Phoroptor operation and construction with lighted dials to make it easier and more efficient to perform refractions in the darkened setting of the exam room. Put away your pen light and leave the lights off throughout the entire process. The Illuminated Phoroptor features lighted sphere, cylinder power and cylinder axis scales that are easier than ever to see. The Illuminated Phoroptor utilizes cool-running, energy efficient LEDs that light only what you need to see without affecting the darkened refracting environment. The patented LED design results in maintenance-free illumination without the need to ever change a bulb.
The original and best refracting instrument, Phoroptor continues to be the industry standard after more than 90 years, offering world-renown mechanical quality and craftsmanship. The Reichert Phoroptor is the only refracting instrument completely designed and manufactured in the United States. Each Phoroptor is made of nearly 1,000 pieces, assembled by hand in our Buffalo, New York factory.
Every Phoroptor has that unmistakable feel of quality. The smooth rotation of the dials. The virtual absence of play in the mechanisms. The precise, solid click of the control knobs. Constant reminders that you're using the world's finest refracting instrument. It's a fit and feel no one can duplicate, any more than they can duplicate the Phoroptor's optical quality, accuracy and reliability.
While you might refer to a refracting instrument as just a "phoropter," the original, trademarked, patented and most trusted name is the Phoroptor from Reichert. We trademarked the name in 1921. The proper spelling is with an “or.” Remember, "refractor" is spelled with an "or" and so is Phoroptor.