Mobile optometry units are being utilized by practitioners to reach out to people who are simply not able to come to them. The areas to which these mobile units are sent are usually at the lowest levels of the urban environment’s socio-economic scales. Because the work being done by these practitioners are self-funded or through donations, pledges or contributions, there has to be a careful management of resources.
Costs can be contained through the appropriate specialist supplier of all optometry equipment for sale. Most retail startups are best served by this practice. The mobile unit operators, in order to keep their costs bearable, can utilize used or second-hand equipment. Needless to say, in order to be of any responsible and practical use to both optometrists and their patients, these items would have to be correctly re-calibrated, restored and repaired.
There is an effort on the side of the source supplier to maintain prices to market at competitive levels. No-one, especially not the patient that is being treated by the mobile unit, is squeezed. The source supplier is in the invidious position to help out these mobile units and its patients. Included to its service inventory are professionally managed deliveries, installations and calibration work. It is mooted that these are being done at no extra cost to the clients out there.
Specialist items such as the LED ophthalmic slit lamp will always be supplied, delivered and installed. Other items up for delivery and installation by the specialist source supplier include visual acuity flat screen charts, phoropters and LED wireless indirect opthalmoscopes. You will have noticed that LED tech has been featured. It’s an ideal source of power supply for the mobile unit, always needing to conserve its energy use.