The article case study here refers to the work that optometrists are required to carry out. Their trade should reflect the needs, requirements and results sought after by all stakeholders within the medical profession. For reasons that this article will not be able to delve into, the optometry practice has become rather retail-oriented. If not that, wholesale alternatives are being offered to the public with the perceived convenience that services and products will be cheaper.
Optometrists in general know full well that the cheapest alternative is not always ideal from a health point of view. But the reality is that many of their customers do not have the advantage of good, comprehensive medical plans and their financial circumstances restrict them from obtaining the best care and product recommended. The optometry equipment for sale does take this condition into account.
It does not necessarily mean that patients will be hard done by. The fact remains that a lot of the optometry equipment utilized today do have advanced capabilities. Accurate diagnoses are all the more possible. Accurate prescriptions can be made and the optometrist’s technical support staff do have the technical know-how to prepare appropriate and right-sized lenses. Interestingly and perhaps ironically, most of the expense seems to be cosmetic.
Most of the cost to the patient comes from the purchase of frames. There is a preoccupation with looks. Perhaps more awareness should be created in the sense that your health is more important than your looks. Nevertheless, the retail and wholesale optometrists’ inventories are huge enough to accommodate budget conscious patients who also wish to remain fashion conscious.
Both the before and after are important. Make sure you go in for regular tests; after which you always have a better chance of maintaining your eyes’ health.