Frequently asked Questions

 Which iPhone or iPad is the best?


The iPad Pro 9.7" and iPad Pro 10.5" are the most popular devices for EyePhotoDoc products. They feature a 12 megapixel camera and also have 4K video capability. In addition, the screens have higher resolution and allow for the clearest display of pathology as possible. 

Please note: we do not fit the iPad Pro 12.9" due to size and weight.


The iPad models have larger screens for showing patients their eye findings.

iPhone 7 Plus, 8 Plus and X are Apple's latest smartphones with 12 megapixel advanced dual cameras. The resulting picture quality is as good as the iPad Pro models with the added benefit of being "pocket portable." iPhone rivals the best smartphones on the market.

 How does the EyePhotoDoc compare to slit lamp companies cameras?

 
Quality of photos 
While high priced cameras have some technical advantages, the iPhone camera is impressive in the optics and especially the algorithms used to process the photos. The quality of the photo is more dependent on the photographer's skill and both are excellent. 

Ease of use 
The slit lamp companies' cameras have many controls and take a while to master. The iPhone device is as simple as pressing the shutter!  Everyone knows how to do that. 

Expense
The EyePhotoDoc costs a fraction of a slit lamp company's camera.  You can use it in any room, on any scope making it an incredible bargain. 
 
Is the beam splitter camera on a slit lamp companies' scope an advantage?
Any beam splitter is a disadvantage. It is permanently in place and decreases image quality through the eyepieces. The EyePhotoDoc requires no beam splitter and the screen shows you what the photo will look like. Furthermore, you can take the iPhone/iPad off of the slit lamp for on-screen patient consultation. 

Sending to EHR
Easy and inexpensive with Apple’s iCloud unlike other companies's cameras. The iCloud is HIPAA-compliant.

Photo processing
Apple apps have convenient features that allow adjusting and enhancing photos. 

Patient-exam work flow

The photo is undeniably the best representation of pathology. It is superb for documenting a disorder and explaining it to a patient. One of our users stated  "A picture saves a thousand words."  The photos are reimbursable by insurance companies when needed for diagnosis or treatment.