Ophthalmoscopes and Retinoscopes

Ophthalmoscopy, or funduscopy, is a test using an ophthalmoscope to view the interior of the fundus. A retinoscope is used to determine refractive error in the eye.

Ophthalmoscopy is achieved using an ophthalmoscope during an eye exam, often routinely, and is an important test to assess the health of the retina, optic disc, and vitreous humour.

Retinoscopy is performed with a retinoscope to find an objective measurement of the refractive error in the eye of a patient. A retinoscope is used to shine light into the patient's eye which the optical specialist will then use to analyse its reflection off the retina.