Vision Screeners

Vision Screeners

by Robert Capielo

Optec® 5500 and 5500P

Perform comprehensive visual screening in minimal time.

Screen under a variety of conditions, including monocular, binocular, near, distance, and intermediate.  The Optec 5500P can also function as a peripheral vision test. Check for adult and pediatric visual acuity, color and depth perception, as well as vertical and lateral phorias.

The Optec 5500/5500P with Remote Control includes:

  • Accessory Kit*
  • One standard slide package with 12 test slides
  • The 5500P includes the peripheral test

*Accessory kit includes: dust cover, pointer, lens cleaner, headrest tissues, recording forms, and instruction manual

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OPTEC 5500
OPTEC 5500, with Remote Control
  • Optec 5500P, with a peripheral test


  • Quick, repeatable and accurate
  • Remote control and use of color-corrected LED’s
  • Lightweight and portable
  • See and point observation doors on both sides
  • No training or certification necessary
  • Includes a slide package with a set of 12 test slides as well as the option to create a vision testing slides library of more than 150 test slides


  • Ophthalmology
  • Public Health
  • Optometry
  • Primary Care
  • Occupational Medicine
  • D.O.T.
  • Driver Rehabilitation
  • Schools
  • Pediatrics
  • Sports/Athletics
  • F.A.A.
  • Also Customizable Test Packages


The package of 12 slides may be customized at the time of purchase at no additional cost. However, no F.A.C.T. contrast sensitivity slides may be included in these standard packages.

Why am I not getting ‘light’ to my instrument?

Both left and right eye buttons (at least one) must be illuminated on the control panel for the instrument to receive light.

Why are some of my slides up side down?

Test slides will appear upside-down or reversed when looking at a near point slide at a far point setting (and vise versa).

What lighting condition is acceptable for the testing room?

Any lighting condition is acceptable for day testing.  Night testing should be administered in a dimly lit room.

How do you change the light bulbs in the vision tester?

There are no light bulbs in the vision tester.  The unit is run solely on LED’s (Light Emitting Diodes).

Why won’t my dial/knob advance/reverse?

Most often, the drum will not advance/reverse if the back/rear door is not securely closed.

How to Fix an Upside Down Slide

How to Change a Slide