Portable eye exams here

A new piece of equipment at the
Lions Eye Clinic at the Cayman Islands Hospital is making it easier to check
people’s eyesight.

The Retinomax, a new generation,
wireless, handheld auto-refractor donated by the Lions Club of Grand Cayman,
identifies refractive errors so doctors can determine whether a person needs
prescription glasses.

“We are truly thankful for the
latest donation from our patron, the Lions Club of Grand Cayman. This is a
piece of equipment that drastically expands our testing capabilities,” said
Lions Eye Clinic head ophthalmologist Jyotin Pandit.

The compact device means the
clinic’s doctors can have increased mobility and patients will not always have
to go to the clinic for check-ups.

“Because the Retinomax is portable,
we can now conduct preliminary eye examinations on patients who cannot get into
the office. And it will certainly simplify our mobile clinics such as the
annual Lions’ school screenings when we test the eyes of local primary school

“In addition, we can now offer our
Cayman Brac patients state-of-the-art testing since the ophthalmologists can
easily take the Retinomax with them on their monthly Faith Hospital visits,”
Dr. Pandit said.

The new auto-refractor makes eye
examinations easier, especially for the very young and those with disabilities.
“A traditional auto-refractor examination can be a bit challenging for some.
Young children find it hard to stay still and it is less than ideal for wheelchair
patients too,” Dr. Pandit said.

“The versatility of the handheld,
wireless Retinomax makes it a fantastic addition to the Lions Eye Clinic
equipment as it allows for better screening – always important, especially in
young children,” said Lions Second Vice President Ian Callow.

“We are always glad to enhance
services at the Eye Clinic and we’ll continue to support their effort to be the
provider of choice for those needing eye surgery,” Mr. Callow said.