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The Phoropter Shield™



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This innovative tool was designed to easily slip onto most AO style phoropters, creating an additional breath barrier between doctor and patient, while not interfering with the use of the phoropter, or touching the nose of the patient, even when the PD is adjusted.

The unique design of the Phoropter Shield™ features special contours that cover the gap between the two sides of the phoropter without covering the oculars or interfering with the use of cylinder knobs, JCC units, or Risley units.

A rigid, yet flexible, 30mil polycarbonate composition allows for easy installation and removal for cleaning. Polycarbonate can be cleaned with most disinfectants, as well as warm soap and water, to sanitize between patients. This breath barrier will last for years!

Made in the USA by Bernell Corporation.

Units are in-stock and ready to ship!

Material: 30 mil Polycarbonate Plastic

Size: Approx. 7.5" x 7.5"

Made in the USA

Please Note: For sanitary reasons during the COVID-19 pandemic, all approved orders of The Phoropter Shield™ are non-returnable. For international customers, as well as customers in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, please note that your orders will not be considered "approved" until you have approved the shipping charges, which will be sent to you in a quote.

Cleaning Instructions:

Using warm water with soap, thoroughly wash away any debris. It is recommended to use a lint-free cloth with alcohol, or another disinfecting wipe, to sterilize the plastic between uses. In order to avoid scratching the plastic, please do not use any abrasive cleaning products, such as brushes.

Installation Instructions:

To install the Phoropter Shield™ onto a standard manual phoropter, begin by removing the plastic protective film on both sides of the device. Next, with the phoropter in normal position, place the wings of the phoropter shield so that they come to rest on the joint which holds the JCC/Cross Cylinder prisms on each side. The unit should come to rest on this joint and allow for the JCC/Cross lenses to be adjusted with the shield in place. It is possible that the shield may move slightly when these lenses are adjusted, depending on the phoropter model. If so, please move the shield back into place after adjusting. Refer to the video on the "Video" section of the product page for a quick demonstration of the installation and removal.

Per the American Academy of Ophthalmology Issued Coronavirus Guidelines released in March 2020: "AAO suggests that ophthalmologists and healthcare workers adhere to the CDC's recommendations for personal protective equipment, including gloves, gowns, respiratory protection (N-95 masks, slit-lamp breath shields), and eye protection (goggles)."

For a link to the CDC's recommendations for Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Healthcare Settings, please click here.

Legal Disclaimer:

This item has not been reviewed or approved by the FDA and was not designed to treat or cure any disease. Bernell recommends that users of the Phoropter Shield™ comply with current American Academy of Ophthalmology, Center for Disease Control, and World Health Organization Coronavirus Guidelines, which recommend the use of personal protective equipment, including gloves, gowns, respiratory protection (mask), and eye protection (goggles) in conjunction with the use of the Phoropter Shield™ for examination of patients during the Coronavirus pandemic. Bernell Corporation, does not guarantee or warranty protection from any virus, bacteria, or any other communicable disease, mold, or chemical inhalation by or through the use or wear of the breath shield. Bernell makes no scientific or legal claim regarding its effectiveness for any particular or intended purposes, including, without limitation, safety, reliability, durability, and performance. The user or wearer of the Phoropter Shield™ assumes any and all risk of illness or injury caused by such use or wear.

Material: 30 mil Polycarbonate Plastic

Size: Approx. 7.5" x 7.5"

Made in the USA

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