Is buying used ophthalmic equipment the right choice for your business? Going this route is more advantageous than you think, but it can be tricky. You need to find a reputable dealer who knows what they’re doing, and who won’t rip you off with bad products. How do you know if your used ophthalmic equipment is coming from a good source? Capital Ophthalmic is here with the answers in this blog. Keep reading if you’re interested in learning more!
Refurbished Ophthalmic Equipment vs Cosmetic Fixes
Much of the used ophthalmic equipment you see on the market comes from medical offices that are going out of business or doctors who are retiring. Some even come from the finance industry, where creditors have had to repossess equipment and gain their investment back by selling these devices at auctions.
Any refurbishment that is done to ophthalmic equipment from these sources is only the bare minimum—enough to make sure things are working as they should to ensure that the device is in “sellable” condition. There may be some cosmetic changes as well, to make the product appear newer or better than it actually is. But what these professionals don’t bother fixing or adjusting is perhaps the most important part of the machine: its calibration. If you buy used ophthalmic equipment that hasn’t been properly calibrated, you’re going to get inaccurate results when you use it on your patients.
How do you avoid getting ripped off by a self-acclaimed ophthalmology expert who is selling bad equipment? You need to go to a reputable source. Relying on trustworthy companies like Capital Ophthalmic for used ophthalmic equipment can help eliminate the risk of selling faulty or miscalibrated devices to medical professionals.
When you purchase items from a used ophthalmic equipment dealer like Capital Ophthalmic, you can rest assured that the item has been checked thoroughly and meets all specifications in order to be market-ready, whether that includes purchasing parts directly from the manufacturer or using highly compatible parts. Checking calibrations and testing is the top priority before any of our items are resold; this means that by the time the device gets to an ophthalmologist, it has been adequately refurbished, calibrated correctly, and is functioning exactly as it should.
Choose a Reputable Dealer
It can be hard to find a used ophthalmic equipment dealer that is trusted in the community, as these businesses mainly gain traction through word of mouth, so if you know any fellow ophthalmologists, you may want to ask them where they are getting their equipment from.
If you are searching online for a used ophthalmic equipment dealer, there are a few factors you can look for to let you know if this company is legitimate:
Check customer photos and reviews of the dealer’s used ophthalmic equipment.
Read through the company website and see just how knowledgeable they are about the products they’re selling.
Ask what they can do to prove that the items have been calibrated and tested before you buy.
Benefits of Buying Used Ophthalmic Equipment
If you’re wondering about used equipment benefits, you can check out our past blog on this topic. We go more in-depth regarding the pros of buying used ophthalmic equipment, but the bottom line is that you get more bang for your buck, plus some great tax advantages.
Find High-Quality, Pre-Owned and Refurbished Ophthalmic Equipment at Capital Ophthalmic
The team at Capital Ophthalmic is here to provide your business with quality equipment. We test all of our wares before we ship them off to your office, so you can rest easy knowing that everything is properly calibrated and functioning by the time it reaches your door.
If you want to learn more about buying used ophthalmic equipment from Capital Ophthalmic, contact us today! 770-231-5418