Ophthalmic Positioning Apparatus

Client:Topcon Healthcare

This invention is contrived to solve the various contours of human facial forms and the problems that arise when attempting to position the human eye consistently. This design provides an ophthalmologic apparatus capable of more securely supporting the left and right cheekbone portions of the human form while adapting to many sizes and shapes of the human face. The dynamic design gives freedom of movement to the jaw, allowing patients to respond orally to the questions posed by doctors and staff during an eye exam while having the positions of the eyes of the subject fixed.


Holding a patient in a stationary position while examing the eye requires adaptive technology. Often during an exam, doctors require that patients respond to questions. Traditional eye exam methods position the head and face into a chin rest. As a patient speaks, the position of the head changes due to the opening and closing of the mouth.


An ophthalmologic apparatus can solve positioning problems when examining a subject’s eye. The apparatus includes a surface coming into contact with the forehead of the subject; and two nodes coming into contact with the cheeks of the subject. Both the right and left nodes of the device contact each cheek, wherein a mechanism automatically adjusts to accommodate the various widths and heights of the human face by opening and closing.

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