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 and fast ROI.

The DRSplus is a great example of this, offering several advantages over competing fundus imaging cameras that help independent opticians to reclaim their investment quickly. Whilst the initial cost outlay of the DRSplus can be slightly higher than other manual fundus cameras, this slight cost increase represents a huge leap in technology, which is ultimately the deciding factor when it comes to delivering optimised functionality and return on investment. Let’s look at some of these advantages:

Ease of use

Compared to other fundus imaging cameras, many of the more skilled functions of the DRSplus are automated, making it straightforward enough for any member of the team to use, including reception staff.

With no need for highly skilled or trained staff to perform imaging, cost savings can be made throughout the day by affording the more skilled team members time to perform more appropriate tasks. By choosing equipment that is accessible to everyone and delivers quality images the first time, independent practices can better manage patient flow and even increase appointment numbers per day.

Compact enough for small test areas

For many independent opticians, physical space constraints are a real challenge. Investing in equipment that is designed to be compact without compromising on customer comfort, can free up test space for other equipment. In doing so, compact equipment like the DRSplus can afford independent opticians the space they need to optimise their testing processes and deliver time and cost savings.

If you are opening a new independent practice, investing in a suite of compact testing equipment could make all the difference when it comes to how much space you need to lease, saving money on expensive rental overheads.

What is a typical payback period for a DRSplus?

As with any ROI calculation, there are a number of variables that determine how soon payback can be achieved. For something like a fundus camera, these variables are the price of imaging, frequency of use and the finance option used.

A typical charge of £10 per patient could see the device paid for in as little as two years based on an average of 14 patients per week – that’s just two or three per day.

That said, Mainline’s flexible finance options can spread the cost of new equipment over whatever period suits the financial needs of your business, it’s even possible to start making a return on your investment from the very first week.

For more information on the DRSplus click here, or speak to our team to find out more about our finance packages on: 0121 458 6800