Webinar collection March-April 2020

Webinar collection March-April 2020

Webinar collection March-April 2020

This 2020 tested us, but it has brought up the big desire for cooperation and integration between our company and our partners.

As previously written, the experience of the webinars held during the lockdown period was for us all inspiring and enriching at the same time.

We continue to receive positive feedback, active participation in discussions and various suggestions from: doctors, partners, customers and distributors.

Our newsletters dedicated to the replies of the webinars showed the validity of the contents and the appreciation from the public that follows us with such enthusiasm. Precisely for this reason, we created this collection of all the webinars held between March-April 2020.

As Sales & Marketing Manager Davide Maddalozzo said: “Nothing will ever be as before, let’s try together to make something better than before.

Here below you find all the links to the webinars, otherwise check out our YouTube channel.

Adaptica For Alaska Blind Child Discovery Charitable

Speaker: Dr. Robert Arnold
Language: English
Duration: 52 min

From Red Reflex to Videorefraction

Speaker: Mario Angi
Language: English
Duration: 44 min

Advanced Refractive Technologies: from Mobile Vision Clinic to Daily Practice

Speaker: Dr. Harbir Sian
Language: English
Duration: 45 min

Adaptica for Eyes For the World Charitable

Speaker: Dr. Koen Van Pottelbergh
Language: English
Duration: 37 min

Machine Based Vision Screening: How Photo Screeners have helped my practice

Speaker: Dr. Carlos M. Chua
Language: English
Duration: 31 min

EyeROBO: The Revolution in the Eye Care System

Speaker: Dr. Ivan Capraro
Language: English
Duration: 46 min

La valutazione Clinica nello Sport Vision

Speaker: Dr.  Chanda Cavallini
Language: Italian
Duration: 53 min

A new technology to prevent visual impairments in schoolar age kids in Uzbekistan

A new technology to prevent visual impairments in schoolar age kids in Uzbekistan

A new technology to prevent visual impairments in schoolar age kids in Uzbekistan

November 2019 – current – As a first appointment of a city’s visual impairment’ prevention program in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, last 20th November Saif Optima, a leading eye-care clinic in Tashkent, and its doctors conducted for the first time the screening of 241 kids (from 6 to 8 years old) at School 166. The screening was performed in 3 hours directly inside the school facilities, by using the mobile and portable binocular videorefractometer called KALEIDOS.

Ophthalmologists in Uzbekistan are aware of the importance of an early scholar age screening to detect visual impairments, refractive errors and amblyogenic factors. Since November, Dr. Gulchekhra Nazarova and her colleagues from Saif Optima have screened over 700 young children in 3 different outreach school projects (kids between 6 and 15 years old) in Tashkent and referred an average of 48 percent for additional eye examinations (refractions deviations). Of the identified deviations, more than 60% were children with a newly diagnosed pathology with a low level of deviation of refraction.

These screening are the result of a partnership between Saif Optima and the local institutions in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan with over 2.4 million people and around 100.000 scholar age students. The project aimed at increasing the quality and availability of education services for students with visual impairments and to make families and parents aware of the importance of an eye screening in early age. One of the main objectives of the partnership is the detection and prevention of eye diseases at an early stage. In addition to outreach school projects, Saif Optima has implemented its services by providing an entry-level eye screening for all the patients and not (kids, adults and elderly) who enter the clinic. That, just few days after the implementation, has allowed the screening of around 50 adults, 38% of whom have been referred for additional testing. This had been possible by placing one KALEIDOS unit at the entrance of the clinic, and by offering a 3″ automatic eye check, with possibility to receive a complete binocular objective refraction, in combination with an amblyogenic factors screening, with no age or phenotype limitation.

“For the first time in Uzbekistan, we used a 2WIN binocular portable refractometer in Kaleidos configuration. The device is convenient and easy to use. It became possible to determine refractive deviations in a large number of subjects in a short period of time outside a specialized clinic. It became possible to examine young children, what was previously difficult. Using the device allows us to avoid medical expansion of the pupils. Also, the practice of our clinic showed that 2WIN gives a more accurate picture when determining astigmatism, which coincides with the keratometric data of the topographer in comparison with autorefractometers” says Dr. Nazarova. During 2020 the project is to continue with regular school screenings and to stably implement KALEIDOS into procedures of both Saif Optima’s owned clinics, by also introducing the new anterior segment screening function and by becoming the first cloud-based screening clinic in Uzbekistan.

These targets and projects have been temporarily stopped, due to the Uzbekistan national lock-down. The responsible of the project, Mr Vyacheslav Mokretsov, is confident that the KALEIDOS technology will ease the restart of the project “The system is portable, automatic and it guarantees the complete functionality also at more than 1m safety distance (patient-operator distance Ed.). The technology will allow us to continue both the outreach programs and the internal screenings in safety conditions, for the patients and for our operators when the lock-down will be over”.

Thank you for the participation to our Adaptica Webinar Series

Thank you for the participation to our Adaptica Webinar Series

Thank you for the participation to our Adaptica Webinar Series

Dear all,

the major of Milan, during the most critical days of the lockdown said “Nothing will ever be as before, let’s see if we can make something better than before”

This 2020 has been, for most of us and most of our businesses, very challenging and obliged us to reconsider all our plans and our business behaviours.

However, what has been very touching in the recent period is that, despite “physical distance”, people have become “social closer”, which is very encouraging and also in line with the ethics and the vision of our company and of most of our partners.

For that reason, we are so happy for your outstanding reaction and active participation to our Adaptica Webinar Series, which was initially thought as an alternative digital promotion, while it has become, webinar by webinar, speaker by speaker, an occasion to mutually share and gain experiences coming from all the lectures, questions and comments.

With more than 1000 registered people from more than 60 countries, 14 international webinars, and more than 800 minutes live, we proudly thank everybody who has contributed to these events. Starting from all our committed distributors and local partners, who supported their promotion, to all the international speakers, with interesting and valuable contents, and, especially, to all of you, who followed our initiative with such a great involvement.

It has been a pleasure to see how positively you all reacted and how you are dealing with the situation despite all your daily challenges.

We love to think that our webinar might have given you some useful suggestion for your practices and that you might consider the cooperation with us as a key point of your kick-off after lockdown, and we sincerely hope you will be following us while we will keep sharing with you our contents and our experiences through our social media and our website.

– Davide Maddalozzo
Sales & Marketing Manager

Adaptica joins the IAPB Standard List

Adaptica joins the IAPB Standard List

Adaptica joins the IAPB Standard List

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is the overarching alliance for the global eye care sector. They have over 150 members worldwide drawn from NGOs and civil society, corporate organisations, professional bodies and research and eye care institutions.

IAPB was founded in 1975 to lead international efforts in blindness prevention activities. The agency works towards a world where no one is needlessly visually impaired, in which everyone has access to the best possible standard of eye health, and eye care is a core part of Universal Health Coverage.

Each year the organization lists a certain number of suggested suppliers and equipment that are recommended to IAPB’s members for their projects, the so-called IAPB Standard List. The Standard List / Valued Supplier Scheme is a great platform to source and compares eye health products and technologies.

The List provides a carefully evaluated range of technologies from valued and trusted suppliers. All the products listed score well against strict assessment criteria and are worthy of consideration when deciding which product to purchase.

We are delighted and proud to announce that Adaptica and Kaleidos plus have been listed in the IAPB Standard List / Valued Supplier Scheme 2020. This is a great opportunity for Adaptica to explore even more cooperation with NGOs worldwide.

Check the product and the supplier page below:



Onesight screening campaign in Cambodia

Onesight screening campaign in Cambodia

Onesight screening campaign in Cambodia

Why Kaleidos is a unique technology for objective refraction to speed up the measurement in screening projects

OneSight -one of Adaptica’s partners- and one of the most important independent nonprofit  organizations providing access to quality vision care and glasses in underserved communities worldwide, uses Kaleidos in many of its clinics, especially those in rural areas. Last year’s clinic in Cambodia is a perfect example of the usage of Kaleidos in screening projects.

“It’s an objective way of measuring the patient’s refractive error. The device is tablet-controlled and all the patient does is look into the tube, and the system will automatically make readings of both eyes simultaneously and take some other measurements which are necessary for the manufacturing of glasses.”

Kaleidos is a cutting-edge technology. It is a fully portable and automatic objective refractometer and vision analyzer that, in just 3 seconds, measures the refraction of both eyes and discovers other ocular impairments providing a screening of amblyogenic factors. It is light-independent, so it can be used in any environmental light condition.

Cambodia, located in the heart of Southeast Asia, bordering Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam, is a beautiful country full of temples and stunning landscapes. The population there faces incredible challenges daily, with more than 10% of the population living below the poverty line and over 40% of Cambodians earning $2 per day. Cambodia has an estimated population of 12 million people, 85% of whom live in rural areas. With a blindness prevalence rate of 1.2%, an estimated 180,000 people are blind. The main causes of blindness are cataract, uncorrected refractive error and glaucoma. 90% of blindness is avoidable, 79% is curable, and 11% is preventable. On top of that, Cambodia has one of the lowest numbers of eye care specialists per capita in the world.

From May 20 – 24, OneSight hosted a clinic in the rural Ampov Prey Commune of Cambodia, providing free eye exams and glasses to nine local villages in partnership with Khmer Sight Foundation and Essilor Vision Foundation. They were able to serve nearly 1,300 patients in just five days.

Due to the unique challenges presented by the geographic location of the clinic, OneSight decided to take on an agile kitting approach, which uses lighter, more portable equipment to reach remote areas faster and more efficiently. Typically, a clinic this size would require a dozen pallets of equipment to be transported to the site. With their innovative approach, they were able to pack an entire clinic into one pallet of supplies. It’s devices such as Kaleidos that make these nimble kits possible, giving volunteers the ability to screen more patients in a short period of time.

Here it’s what Jenny Harnett, OneSight Program Manager, said about the device:

“Adaptica’s Kaleidos has been a wonderful addition to our OneSight programs around the globe. It’s incredibly easy to transport and operate, patients love the fun and interactive experience, and our optometrists have great confidence in the readings. This innovative technology helps us deliver faster, higher quality care to more people, bringing us closer to our goal to help the world see.”

The team was composed of 50 members (including 27 OneSight team members, seven employees from  local partner, Khmer Sight Foundation, and 16 local volunteers who assisted with translation.) In just five days, they were able to see precisely 1,263 patients, providing nearly 1,100 pairs of glasses to those in need.

Kaleidos can be a crucial device for screening projects to shorten measurement time and increase the number of screenings. With thousands of patients already screened across dozens of projects, OneSight certainly knows how to make the most of Kaleidos to support its mission to eradicate the vision care gap around the world.

We are happy to inform that Adaptica joins the IAPB Standard List
The Standard List / Valued Supplier Scheme 2020 is a great platform to source and compare eye health products and technologies.

Safety during Covid and post Covid crisis

Safety during Covid and post Covid crisis

Safety during Covid and post Covid crisis

Why Adaptica’s devices are the perfect ophthalmic instruments to perform measurement in safety.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is continuously sharing and updating important ophthalmology-specific information related to Covid-19.

This highly contagious virus leads mainly to severe respiratory issues, but several reports suggest that it can cause a mild follicular conjunctivitis and possibly be transmitted by aerosol contact with conjunctiva. It is therefore important for eyecare specialists to protect mouth, nose and eyes and be particularly careful with the disinfection practices already in use to prevent office-based spread of other viral pathogens – before and after every patient encounter.

More specifically, in the recommended protocols when seeing a patient (published by AAO) we can read:

1. Utilization

The use of commercially available slit-lamp barriers or breath shields is encouraged, as they may provide a measure of added protection against the virus. These barriers do not, however, prevent contamination of equipment and surfaces on the patient’s side of the barrier, which may then be touched by staff and other patients and lead to transmission. Homemade barriers may be more difficult to sterilize and could be a source of contamination. In general, barriers are not a substitute for careful cleaning of equipment between patients and asking those patients who cough, sneeze, or have flu-like symptoms to wear masks during examination.

2. In the future

To further decrease the risk of any virus transmission, ophthalmologists should inform their patients that they will speak as little as possible during the examinations, and request that the patient also refrain from talking.

3. In-office procedures

For in-office procedures that require close physical proximity to the patient, we recommend the patient wear a surgical mask or a cloth face covering if surgical masks are in short supply, and that the surgeon wear a surgical mask and eye protection. In regions with high prevalence of COVID-19, an N95 mask for the surgeon can be considered when available. The CDC’s recommendations on N95 extended use and/or reuse should be followed.

Taking all of this into consideration, how can Adaptica assist eyecare professionals and patients in this difficult era? It’s very simple: by producing devices that have never needed close proximity between patient and technician.

In order to keep practicing, with the littlest restraints possible, incorporate Kaleidos in your examination routine: you will never need to be at less than 1 meter/6 feet from your patients! With the tablet remote control and the possibility to sanitize the device with alcoholic solutions, Covid-19 will not stop you from taking care of your patients. 

You will be able to perform subjective refraction in the fastest way possible and respecting all sanitary recommendations given by WHO. 

For more information about AAO’s guidelines

For more information about our technology