Philippines – the journey of Kaleidos continues

Philippines – the journey of Kaleidos continues

Philippines – the journey of Kaleidos continues

It is really exciting to work in Philippines, people are so kind and Eye care specialist are empathetic and very well prepared. Recently we have participated in various screening campaigns organized in collaboration with several of our partners. Other new screening programs are being planned.

Adaptica’s vision is to provide accessibility to Eye Care Services to each and every person in the world while our devices are designed to enable eye care specialists to perform screening and eye exam in an easy, fast and accurate way.

Kaleidos is the most suited device to be used for refraction screening programs since it works perfectly in any light condition, and it is accurate, portable, fast and super easy to use.

Male dormitory at Bacoor, Cavite

The screening program involved about 60 orphaned children from the male dormitory, located in Bacoor, Cavite (southern part of Luzon). This project is the result of collaboration between The Fred Hollows Foundation International Philippines  and Qantas Foundation Australia,  along with the partnership of Myopia Control Clinic in Makati, Metro Manila.

Christian Love School

In cooperation with Carmen Abesamis-Dichoso, one of the leading Optometrist in Manila, we participated in another screening program at Christian Love School in Muntinlupa (South of Metro Manila). This time the screening involved 70 kids from kinder to elementary students. In this occasion Kaleidos contributed to detect a different cases of “High Myopic” and “Astigmatism” which are uncomplicated to address if detected in an early stage. 

We strongly believe that technology should contribute to improve people’s life. That’s why we call it Technology for Humanity.

Dennis Norris’s interview at ESCRS 2019

Dennis Norris’s interview at ESCRS 2019

Dennis Norris’s interview at ESCRS 2019

 

After his lecture during the workshops we held at ESCRS in Paris, we interviewed Dennis Norris, Senior Director of OneSight‘s Global Programming to understand why it is so important for them to use our equipment on the field.

According to Dennis Norris:

“OneSight loves Adaptica products for a variety of reasons the main one would be the portability of the equipment. We go all over the world to many remote areas and it is important for us to ship as little as possible to those areas so we can hand carry our equipment to any location and that really makes us happy so Adaptica equipment allows us to do that. It is very portable, it is very durable, they have long-lasting battery lives and the doctors that we use at our clinic absolutely love the equipment.”

He showed his enthusiasm about the advantages of using our products during OneSight’s projects, especially on the Amazon River project in Brazil.

OneSight’s voluteer were there for a limited time and their goal was to see as many patients as possible and thanks to the quickness and the portability of our devices, they could see almost 900 patients per day.

Robert Arnold’s interview

Robert Arnold’s interview

Robert Arnold’s interview

Doc. Robert Arnold answered to some questions about Adaptica and his main goal in the fight against Amblyopia
He was interviewed during the AMGO congress
We hope he will reach his goal and we will always support him in his battle against pediatric eye deseases. 
Alaska Blind Child Discovery

Mass screening organized by Cavite State University – Philippines

Mass screening organized by Cavite State University – Philippines

Mass screening organized by Cavite State University – Philippines

Last April 15, 2019, Local Medical Technology students from Cavite State University used our Kaleidos and performed refractions to 70 adult & child patients plus around 40 students. These students helped organize this humanitarian mission for their local barangay people in Indang, Cavite, in the southern part of Luzon and approximately a three hour drive outside of Manila.

Kaleidos is the best tool for them to use for these screenings as it’s portable, easy to use, can be used in any setting, and can give you results in seconds without needing a skilled operator.

Mass screening in Calbayog City – Philippines

Mass screening in Calbayog City – Philippines

Mass screening in Calbayog City – Philippines

Towards the end of April 2019, partnered with local Rotary Club of Calbayog, local optometrist and Borough Center for Sight in coordination with Dr. Jerome Sarmiento, Medical Director of Cebu Branch which opened their Cebu clinic on May 2019 was performed a mass screening for 900 local patients from Calbayog City, Eastern Samar which is part of region 8 Visayas area and has the 3rd most largest area of mass land in the Philippines. Everybody was amazed to use Kaleidos and they highly appreciated the accuracy, simplicity and mobility of this device. They are strongly recommended it for their clinic together with the VisionFit SC.

This is the largest group of patients that we have analyzed using our Kaleidos in Philippines so far. The Eye care specialists and the patient as well  found very exiting the way the screening process rolled out. We examined and refracted patients who have not experience in Eye refraction check-up and this is the part of the efficiency, mobility, time saving and unique way the kalends performs.

2WIN CR strabismus app – Stephanie Kirk

2WIN CR strabismus app – Stephanie Kirk

2WIN CR strabismus app – Stephanie Kirk

Stephanie Kirk Arnold, Doc. Robert Arnold ‘s daughter-in-law, discussed the CR strabismus function of Adaptica’s 2WIN photoscreener compared to Retinomax photoscreener at AAPOS in San Diego on March 28, 2019. 

CR- App allows you to measure hetero-tropias and/or hetero-phorias. It compares the position of the corneal reflexes in three different measurements (the first binocular, the second and the third monocular under an Infrared Occluder). The Occluder is a black handheld filter which allows the 2WIN infrared rays to pass through while blocking all visible light.

She compared the use of 2WIN Infrared Occluder with CR-App and the Retinomax Cover Test according to the AAPOS 2013 guidelines. The study was performed on 436 patients, aged from 3 months to 66 years old, 25% of them had development delays .

2WIN CR measuraments correlated highly with Retinomax Cover Test for intermittent and constant strabismus.