Eyepiece-Less Microscope Allows Use With Safety Glasses and Masks

As COVID-19 stay-at-home and lock-down restrictions are being lifted and employees return to work, companies face the challenge of keeping employees safe in the workplace without interrupting inspection processes and productivity.

Invariably the old ways of working must be modified and in many cases equipment adapted to meet the new heath and safety standards mandated for employees.

Eyes are lined by mucous membranes, a thick protective fluid. Primarily, this membrane is to stop dirt and grit from entering your body through the eyes, as well as ensuring that your eyes stay well hydrated. However, with COVID-19, this mucous membrane becomes an easy point of access for the virus to enter your body.

When viewing a subject through a binocular microscope the user must position their eyes at a precise distance behind the eyepiece. This is known as eye-relief, typically around 16mm. Any position greater than this will result in the operator losing field of view and distortion. This means the operator must position themselves where their eyes are in contact or very near contact with the eyepieces which presents a high risk of cross-contamination.

Vision Engineering’s eyepiece-less microscopes are different; their patented eyepiece-less microscopes can be used with safety glasses and masks, which aid in protecting staff without disrupting productivity.

Vision Engineering technology provides up to 10mm side-to-side and 70mm front to-back head freedom. Exit pupils between 25mm and 35mm make alignment with users eyes far easier. Eye-relief is extended up to 38mm which increases the space between the user and the microscope, leaving plenty leaving room for protective goggles and masks without affecting performance.

The Vision Engineering patented optical technology removes the need for restrictive eyepieces of a conventional microscope, allowing operators freedom of head movement, providing superior ergonomics and hand-eye coordination, plus the ability to wear glasses, as required.

Vision Mantis microscopes offer superior optical performance, large depth of field for industrial, cosmetic and scientific applications.

For more information: www.visioneng.com


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