Al Basil Eye ClinicRefraction

A highly accurate prescription for glasses or contact lenses is essential. A routine medical eye examination begins with a careful check of the patient's existing glasses (if any) and a careful check of their best corrected vision for near and far

The interlinked Japanese computerized refraction unit installed in the Al Basil Eye Clinic is second to none in the Kingdom. First, the patient's glasses are checked on a Computerized Lensmeter.


Autorefractor unitThe patient's eyes are then checked on a latest generation Computerized Autorefractor.

The information from these two devices is then transmitted via an RS232C interface to the control unit.

control screen

The control unit allows the doctor to test the vision on the Calibrated remote-controlled Vision Chart Projector.

keyboard controllerThe lens-box (phoropter) is electronic, allowing the doctor to adjust and fine-tune the refraction from his control keyboard. The refraction is carefully fine-tuned by several custom tests to arrive at the best-corrected vision of the patient.

testing vision

The patient is then shown their vision with their old "numbers", and is asked to compare it to what it would be like with the new correction. Given the high costs of new glasses, it allows the patient to decide whether or not they wish to spend the money on a new prescription.

All the data is then entered into the paperless patient charting/file system for future referral.

A written prescription is given to the patient, who is asked to bring the new glasses back for accuracy checking in clinic at no extra charge.


Al Basil Eye Clinic

Clinic 2,
Building 159, Palace Avenue,
Block 318, Hoora.

Tel. 310030 Fax. 290517