Does the acuity chart need a separate computer system just to run it or can it be run on the same computer my EMR is run on ?
Chart2020 for Windows will run on Windows 7, 8, and 10.
Chart2020 Connect is an iPad application used as a repeater monitor and controller for Chart2020. It provides an efficient way to interact with the acuity charts and allows you to keep your eye on your patient without the need to turn your head to view once happening on the patient’s monitor.
The monitor in your practice determines the results of your testing, especially when displaying small optotypes, contrast accuracy and color correctness. Because it’s such an important aspect of your testing, it’s critical to make the right choice between a large or small screen, polarized or normal, and the maximum attainable resolution. Both of these have advantages and disadvantages you should take into account when making your choice.
When you need to display small optotypes, your screen should provide a clear and crisp display, and a small monitor is adequate for this purpose. A smaller monitor with a high refresh rate and a high resolution will display with far greater clarity than its larger counterpart with low resolution.
However, when you want to show videos and education media, a large screen would be more suitable. On larger monitors you can also display bigger optotypes for low vision patients as well as more lines of the chart at a time. With larger monitors you can also test VA and astigmatism without having to switch charts, because you can present optotypes of all sizes at the top of the screen, while displaying an astigmatism target at the bottom of the screen.
In addition to size, you need to decide if you want a screen with a polarized filter. Polarized monitors with passive glasses are useful for testing stereo acuity. Prism testing is also more comfortable for the patient, with polarized image separation than with color separation.
These are just some of the factors you need to take into account when you consider which screen is the best for your practice.
Mirrored setup in small testing rooms
In small testing rooms, you want to use a system which can be set up to use a mirrored option. For short lanes, with a patient viewing a mirrored image of the computer monitor (which is placed behind the head of the patient), software needs to allow for all images to be flipped for correct viewing. When this option is used, it’s important that the charts on the repeater monitor don’t get flipped too – the doctor will need to view the monitor in normal mode.
Many customers have spent years using a low tech bulb projector or even a printed / faded / dog-eared acuity chart on the wall and simply are not interested in the fancy test methods included with our PRO product such as support of polaroid dissociation for binocularity testing stereo acuity at distance.
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If Chart2020 is connected to the internet, the application automatically checks for updates on start up from the Shemesh server. If one is found, it is auto downloaded and asks you if you would like to install. Additionally, within the application you may select the Preferences Icon on the left System Dock and browse to the software section to manually download.
Note that updates are available without charge during the warranty period and any ShemeshCare maintenance period. Contact Customer Support for more information.
Click on the Preferences Icon on the left System Dock, and it will open the Preference and Chart Editor Window. Then press on the Tools Icon at the top of the window. Look to the right hand side of the screen for the Initial Setup Instructions Icon. This is where you will always find the latest release’s instruction for use manual.
Chart2020 has the industry’s most flexible control platform. You can control the application with a keyboard, mouse, custom remote, iPAD app (Chart2020 CONNECT from iTunes), or even an AppleTV remote.
They can be used individually or interchangeably. Powerfully simple.