Most indirect ophthalmoscopes feature small-pupil capability features, and have a comfortable and adjustable headset for patients to easily slip into. There is also sleek magnification ability, allowing the examiner or ophthalmologist to see directly inside the eye’s fundus. Other features of the indirect ophthalmoscope include:
- Condensing lens
- Bright illumination
- A large field of focus
The indirect ophthalmoscope has many lenses for adjustment, and can offer up to 15 times (or more) magnification capabilities. Indirect ophthalmoscopes have a tilting feature that allows the examiner to move the small device with ease, in a way that is quick and painless for the patient. The light source is typically a halogen or LED light, which is bright enough to greatly illuminate the area of the eye. The visual optics features of the indirect ophthalmoscope is sealed with an agent to protect it against dirt or dust.