Carl Zeiss Meditec is About to Release the Clarus500 an Amazing Ultra-widefield Retinal Camera

Jun 29, 2017
3 min read

Apparently, Carl Zeiss Meditec is planning to release something that will shake up ultra-wide field retinal imaging in a BIG way.

This is a sponsored post by Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc., a supporter of NewGradOptometry & new graduate optometrists. 😎

Here at NewGradOptometry we’re pretty lucky to hear about some groundbreaking news prior to it being released.

We’ve heard about legislation, acquisitions, and product releases sometimes because companies send us confidential press releases and sometimes because we've got great connections inside of major eyecare companies. 😉

Drumroll, please!!

Apparently, Carl Zeiss Meditec is planning to release the Clarus500, an ultra-widefield retinal camera that will shake up ultra-widefield space in a BIG way 👍

Our sources tell us that a new piece of equipment will be released in early summer. It’s simplicity, design, and user-interface are said to deliver what optometrists have been begging for, for years.

The device has been in private showings at the major conferences and was shown to quite a few ODs at the Vision Source exchange a few months ago. We were lucky enough to get a sneak peek and man, is it cool!

Want more content dedicated to ocular disease? Check out our medical optometry resource page for tons of clinical cases and images and information on using OCT and ultra-widefield imaging.

Also, we tracked down a few people who played with the Clarus500 at the Vision Source meeting and it wasn’t their words that moved us, but their facial expressions. We’re talking big smiles and wide eyes; real excitement.

Apparently, the Clarus500 brings you the wide-field capabilities that rival Optos, but with a patient interface, user-interface, and true color photo that would make a grown man cry with tears of joy.

Pretty cool right? I want one!

Here are some photos we were able to grab from people who knew about this groundbreaking instrument. This thing looks special!

Note: The original image files were extremely high-resolution, so we exported them to a lower resolution for easier/faster web viewing. The real images are far better quality!



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We’ve connected with a few folks at Carl Zeiss Meditec who have promised to get us some unique resources just for the NewGradOptometry readers.


The statements of the healthcare professional whose opinion is contained in this material reflect only their personal opinions and experiences and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of any institution with whom they are affiliated. The healthcare professionals whose opinion is contained in this material does not have a contractual relationship with Carl Zeiss Meditec and not received financial compensation. Not all products, services or offers referenced in this article are approved or offered in every market and approved labeling and instructions may vary from one country to another. CIR.8291

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