19 10, 2021

Shortlisted by the Optician Awards 2021 for Technology Supplier of the Year!

2021-10-19T14:17:14+01:00October 19th, 2021|News|

We’re delighted to announce that Mainline Instruments has been shortlisted by the Optician Awards for Technology Supplier of the Year – an award which highlights the increasing importance of technology within our industry.

Out of a large amount of entries, who put themselves forward to be recognised within the award category, Mainline has been selected alongside just four other suppliers.

The Technology […]

27 09, 2021

DRSplus delivers fast ROI for independent opticians

2021-09-27T14:18:11+01:00September 27th, 2021|News|

As independent opticians continue their post-COVID recovery, any investment into equipment must be made safe in the knowledge that it will deliver ROI quickly. Mainline’s team of specialists understand the financial constraints many independent practices are facing after what has been an incredibly challenging couple of years and are working alongside practice owners to offer equipment that delivers advanced functionality […]

25 09, 2021

How does the DRSplus compare to other fundus cameras?

2021-09-27T14:19:13+01:00September 25th, 2021|News|

When considering the purchase of new equipment, it’s always a good idea to compare similar products so that you can understand which one will best meet your needs, and the needs of your customers.

Here, we look at three core functional benefits of the DRSplus fundus imaging camera from iCare, and draw comparisons with other market leading fundus cameras:

Automation assists lesser-skilled […]

17 08, 2021

The DRSPlus: Positive customer feedback

2021-08-17T15:14:57+01:00August 17th, 2021|News|

Customer feedback allows us to understand the real-world challenges faced by the market we serve. That’s why we make a point of asking for product feedback every time a customer purchases or trials one of the devices we offer.

When it comes to the iCare DRSplus Fundus Imaging System, the feedback is always positive and really showcases the performance and ease-of-use […]

13 08, 2021

Sunderland Eye Infirmary Trial DRSPlus

2021-08-13T11:42:09+01:00August 13th, 2021|News|

For a busy eye emergency department like Sunderland Eye Infirmary, it can be difficult to find the time to trial and upgrade existing ophthalmic equipment. To support this busy team of doctors and specialists in finding fundus imaging equipment that could improve patient comfort and diagnostic accuracy, Mainline Instruments worked with Ophthalmic Photographer, Hugh Harris to complete a comprehensive trial […]

9 07, 2021

What is QMR (Quantum Molecular Resonance)?

2021-07-09T08:48:13+01:00July 9th, 2021|News|

Optometrists and ophthalmologists can treat dry eye disease using weak alternate electrical current patterns using Quantum Molecular Resonance (QMR).
QMR emits an alternating electrical signal containing a specific range of frequencies, from 4 to 16 MHz, that are the same as the molecular bonds in biological tissue[1].

Subsequent studies found widening the range of frequencies, from 4 to […]

9 07, 2021

What causes Dry Eye Disease?

2021-07-09T08:47:45+01:00July 9th, 2021|News|

Dry eye disease (DED) can be defined as a disorder that is caused by tear deficiency or excessive tear evaporation.

Dry eye if left untreated can cause damage to the ocular surface, cause tear instability and tear hyperosmolarity.


DED develops as a result of:

Aqueous deficiency – Aqueous deficiency occurs because of reduced aqueous production from the lacrimal glands[1].

Mucin deficiency – […]

9 07, 2021

How to treat Dry Eye Disease?

2021-07-09T08:47:07+01:00July 9th, 2021|News|

Dry eye develops when a reduction in the quantity or quality of tears occurs, causing the tear film to become unstable and break up earlier than normal, leading to dry spots on the cornea. Dry eye can be treated with a variety of medications and procedures.

Prescription medications used to treat dry eyes include[1]:

– Drugs to reduce eyelid inflammation. […]

1 07, 2021

Five key features of the DRSplus

2021-08-13T11:14:28+01:00July 1st, 2021|News|

The DRSplus device from iCare sets a class-leading standard in retinal imaging thanks to its confocal fundus imaging system and white LED illumination.

Compared to other market-leading alternatives, the state-of-the-art DRSplus is a feature-rich fundus imaging camera that offers many impressive plus points for both large chain and smaller independent opticians.

Here, we explore five key features of the iCare DRSplus:


Multiple imaging […]