Frequently asked Questions

 Which iPhone or iPad is the best?

  1. The iPad mini 4 is our best seller since it has an 8 megapixel camera and a large display. It fits in the side pocket of a clinical coat.
  2. The iPad Airs  have an improved 8 megapixel I-sight camera with a much higher quality screen than the mini 4
  3. The iphones 6 and 7 and the new iPad mini pro have a 12 megapixel camera
  4. The new iPhone 7 plus with telephoto lens provides the best Fundus photos 
We recommend the mini 4 for overall convenience, but the iPhone 7 plus for Fundus photos 

 How does the EyePhotoDoc compare to slit lamp companies cameras?

 
Quality of photos 
While high price 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 press the shutter!  Everyone knows how to do that. 

Expense
The EyePhotoDoc cost a fraction of a slit lamp companies' 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 when used in the clinic to examine patients eyes 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 for explaining to the patient what you need to treat. 

Sending to EHR
Easy with Apple but not as easy with the other companies's slit lamp gear

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

 Patient-exam work flow

Pictures are only required on several  patients a day. The photo is undeniably the best chart representation of pathology. They are superb for documenting a disorder and explaining a disorder to a patient. The photos are reimbursable by insurance companies when needed for treatment and making your time worthwhile.  

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