EyeWorld to highlight Dr Gordon’s acclaimed research on subjective refraction


One of the upcoming issues of EyeWorld- the international magazine for ophthalmology will highlight the research by one of Vmax Vision’s key opinion leaders.

Dr Alison Gordon’s research on subjective refraction was selected as one of the best papers at the 2013 ASCRS (American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery) Congress in April. This represents further acclaim of the PSF Refractor in the ophthalmic scientific community.

Determined to find a new way to assess subjective refraction, Dr Gordon conducted a prospective, multisite study to compare the Point-Spread-Function refractor vis-a-vis a manual phoropter, which has been the standard way of assessing vision for over 90 years. 900 patients were enrolled in the study, to evaluate accuracy of refractive measurements and practice efficiency of the device. Overall, the study found that this new tool for subjective refraction provides better or equal results in terms of accuracy and reliability in refractive end points. In addition, it is more time efficient for performing subjective refractions and patients definitely prefer it.

Dr. Alison Gordon is an Associate Physician and Surgeon at the Gordon Weiss Schanzlin Vision Institute. Dr. Gordon specializes in refractive surgery, cataract surgery with intraocular lens implants, glaucoma management, corneal diseases and treatment, cosmetic procedures, and an array of general ophthalmology procedures. She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Princeton University, and earned her degree in medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Dr. Gordon completed her Residency in Ophthalmology at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Dr. Gordon is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Medical Association, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Society.