"OCR scanning program, for use in opthamology."
Optical Character Recognition has been a major advance in scanning software, and if you want one of the best free ones, then try Softi FreeOCR 1.0. As the name suggests, Softi FreeOCR 1.0 is a program for ophthalmic OCR scanning (Optical Character Recognition).
Softi FreeOCR 1.0 supports multiple TIFF pages, image documents and the majority of those types of images, including TIFF compressed with Tesseract. It outputs plain text and can export directly to Microsoft Word format. It supports opening multi-page TIFF documents, Adobe PDF and fax documents as well as most image types including compressed TIFFs which the Tesseract engine on its own cannot read. It can also scan using Twain and WIA scanning drivers.
This Softi FreeOCR 1.0 program can also open most scanned PDFs and multi page Tiff images as well as popular image file formats. It is also very easy to download, install and then use, through its friendly and intuitive user interface. You don't need any technical experience at all to get the most out of it.