Specsavers Installs the 350th Topcon Maestro Fully Automated OCT
Leading OCT Technology Enables Specsavers Optometrists to Provide Unsurpassed Eye Care to Their Patients
OAKLAND, N.J. & PORT MELBOURNE, Australia–Topcon Medical Systems (TMS), of Oakland, NJ, USA, a leading provider of diagnostic equipment and software solutions for the eye care industry, and Specsavers, Australia’s #1 optometry practice network, are pleased to announce the installation of the 350th Topcon Maestro Fully Automated OCT/Fundus Camera into Specsavers retail locations across Australia and New Zealand.
After careful consideration of several devices, Specsavers chose to incorporate the Maestro OCT into all its locations based on its ease of use, space-saving design, enhanced diagnostic tools and clinical accuracy. Over the past 3 years, it has been gradually adding the Maestro to all its stores, with the help of Device Technologies, Topcon’s authorized distributor in Australia, who have handled the installation, delivery and training of the 350 devices across both countries.
With its compact design, 12×9 widefield scan and built-in fundus camera, the Maestro OCT provides advanced clinical information to eye care providers and facilitates accurate diagnosis. Its PinPoint Registration™ enables the clinician to overlay the OCT image onto the fundus image and see a clear picture of the patient’s ocular condition. In addition to its clinical utility, the automated features of the Maestro, including auto-focus, auto alignment, and auto capture, not only enhance the clinic’s workflow but also save valuable time for the patient.
“We have been proud to partner with Specsavers Australia and New Zealand to bring the Maestro’s innovative technology to their vast network of stores and contribute to the advancement of patient care across both countries. We look forward to continuing to work together in the future as we remain committed to advancing the standard of patient care and remaining on the forefront of technological innovation in eye care,” summarized John Trefethen, Vice President of Global Marketing & Product Design for Topcon.
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“We were looking for an OCT device that would provide unparalleled accuracy and advanced clinical information in a user-friendly platform that could be easily incorporated into each store’s workflow. We found all those things and more in the Topcon Maestro. The Maestro OCT has enabled us to not only improve our standard of patient care but also to help us in our mission to transform the eye health of Australians and New Zealanders.”
Dr Ben Ashby, Director of Optometry, Australia and New Zealand
About Specsavers Australia
With more than 1,500 owner-operated stores in 10 countries worldwide and more than 380 stores across Australia and New Zealand, Specsavers is one of the largest optical retailers in the world. Its mission is simple: to be the best value optometrists, satisfying personal eye care needs at affordable prices, simply, clearly and consistently. Specsavers brings fashionable and affordable eyewear to all Australians and New Zealanders and as the leading eye care provider in both countries, it is proud to offer the highest standards of optometry and personalized customer service.
About Topcon Healthcare
Based in Oakland, NJ, Topcon is a comprehensive diagnostic device manufacturer within the worldwide eye care community. It introduced the world’s first commercial back-of-the-eye Spectral Domain (SD) and Swept Source (SS) optical coherence tomography (OCT) systems, which have driven innovation in eye care.
More recently, to develop the most efficient, pragmatic and state-of-the-art solutions, Topcon formed a new strategic division, Topcon Healthcare Solutions, whose primary objective is to create world-class software solutions for the eye care industry and beyond. The company’s products enable the collection and visualization of a wide range of imaging and clinical data while providing quantitative and clinical analysis capabilities.
Topcon’s software gives clinicians access to patient exam data captured from OCTs, Visual Fields, Fundus Cameras, and other Topcon and third-party devices. Topcon leverages its new data management system called Topcon Harmony, where practitioners gain access to both DICOM and non-DICOM information stored in a central, cloud-based environment. Additionally, Topcon now provides an integrated service that connects practitioners to an extensive network of reading services to assist in the management of sight-threatening eye diseases.
John Trefethen, MFA
Global Vice President, Marketing & Product Design Topcon Healthcare
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