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  • - Good evening, and welcome to

  • the WLKO 6 o'clock optical news report.

  • Our headline story tonight, after six grueling months,

  • Mrs. Janice Wright-Bellvue of Smithfield, Rhode Island

  • finally settled on a frame that she likes.

  • In other news, Luxotica Today announced

  • that they were simply buying the entire planet Earth

  • outright and plan on reselling it bit by bit

  • to the highest bidder.

  • In US news, oh, wait, wait, I'm getting a newsflash here,

  • oh, yes, it appears that John will be appearing

  • in a new place for the introduction in this video.

  • (upbeat music)

  • Hello, and as always, I would like to welcome you to

  • the addition to the Laramy-K OpticianWorks Training Center.

  • Last couple of years, we've been digging into

  • a whole lot of whiteboard, formulas, math, theory.

  • Well, the time has finally come

  • to start looking at some dispensing techniques.

  • I got an email the other day from a gal who's said

  • she needs to buy a new pupilometer,

  • and she asked if I had any suggestions.

  • Well, oddly enough, HilCo had just sent me

  • this beautiful loaner, so today,

  • we are gonna take a look at it,

  • and do our very first product review.

  • Jen, thank you so much for writing,

  • I really do appreciate it, I love hearing from folks.

  • When I did my little introduction a minute ago,

  • I said a review, and that would be far from fair,

  • this is not a review, this would be an overview,

  • I might review this again six months or a year from now

  • when I've really used it

  • in a whole lot of different settings.

  • In the current HilCo catalog,

  • they have two pupilometers, this particular one is their

  • H as in Harry, X as in x-ray 400.

  • It says it is a self-calibrating, liquid crystal display,

  • adjustable LED light source.

  • It occludes right and left, of course,

  • it does binocular and monocular

  • within plus or minus half a millimeter.

  • It's adjustable for distance 30 centimeters to infinity,

  • it has a one year warranty.

  • It's part number 238700H, and it sells for three hundred

  • and seventy five dollars, which is kinda normal.

  • Alright, let's see what we think here.

  • Feels good, it's a nice weight,

  • looks like it's pretty well made.

  • Takes two double A batteries, I think it was two double A's,

  • two double A batteries, yes, indeed.

  • I am so tempted to get off the rails here

  • and start talking about pupilometers

  • and taking pupillary distances and

  • that's not what we're about, we're just gonna

  • take a quick look at this pupilometer,

  • which HilCo was nice enough to lend to us,

  • and I had the question on.

  • Let's get that thing fired up,

  • beautiful LED readouts, there.

  • Nice, smooth action, that's beautiful.

  • This also has a vertex distance,

  • you can switch between those.

  • Not gonna get into that feature because I haven't

  • enough experience using it to give you a good idea

  • whether it works or not.

  • Let's see, we got, that's nice, that folds out of the way

  • if you want.

  • This would be the customer side of things,

  • ah, that is a beautiful target.

  • Really nice and crisp, the white is a nice, bright,

  • 'cause it's an LED.

  • The older models, the batteries, they

  • wear down, the white would kinda become yellow,

  • the bulb would get old, they'd start looking kinda cheesy.

  • That is beautiful, and it should stay that way,

  • because it's an LED.

  • Got a nice, beautiful, crisp green dot in there,

  • so it's easy to tell the customer what to look at.

  • We've got an occluder,

  • got to close my right eye, okay that's,

  • that's a little weird, you'd have to be really careful,

  • not that you occlude very often,

  • but if you did, it appears that you could actually

  • have this kinda like half closed.

  • It doesn't have a lock for close,

  • it only has a lock for center.

  • So I would be careful about that.

  • Again, not that you occlude very much,

  • I'd just leave it locked in the middle there.

  • That's good.

  • I'm not a fan of adjusting for distance and doing near PD's,

  • but let's see what happens when we do that.

  • Oh, that's beautiful.

  • Very nice, smooth, you can feel your eyes converging, nice.

  • Very good.

  • What else does this have?

  • Let's see.

  • It also has, oh, it has a magnifier, that's right,

  • and I'm not sure exactly,

  • oh yeah, that really sharpens up.

  • I guess, especially for somebody who,

  • you know, needs a reading, or, you know,

  • can't accommodate anymore, that's a good feature.

  • I am gonna go grab my assistant,

  • have her come out and let me take a look

  • through my side of things

  • and see what it looks like through there.

  • I am going to take your pupillary distance,

  • and what I'm gonna do, is I'm gonna rest this

  • against your forehead, I'm gonna sit this on your nose.

  • Inside here, there's a target, it's white

  • and then there's a green dot.

  • I just need you to stare at the green dot for me,

  • and you may hold this like a pair of binoculars.

  • If you would, lean on in towards me, great.

  • Alright, thank you very much.

  • That looks good.

  • Alright, looking inside there, it's really clear.

  • What I see, the light shines into her eye,

  • it comes back through the visual I see.

  • You see a little sparkle of light

  • and that you block with the wires

  • that you're moving with this.

  • The wires are really nice and big,

  • you can block that light really easily.

  • Reading is good and the light coming back

  • is nice and bright,

  • again, 'cause it's a nice new machine.

  • Fresh batteries, LED, doesn't get much better than that.

  • I'd say that HilCo's got a winner, here.

  • As always, thank you so much for watching.

  • Please, join me again next week.

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  • make sure that every uncut lens in your optical life

  • comes from Laramy-K.

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A2 US green dot led review distance kinda adjustable

Overview of the Hilco HX-400 Pupilometer

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    wei posted on 2018/12/15
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