Cutting edge lens making technology can help you meet and exceed your patients’ expectations. By focusing on optometry, you will be able to improve your ability to provide high quality services and products, as well as boost your productivity and business bottom line.
Keeping up with the demands of care provision can be challenging, but improving the technology used within the clinical aspect of service provision can help alleviate some of the pressure. It will also increase the quality and efficiency of care provided to patients, which is in line with the goals of any care provision service.
However, many care providers will neglect the potential of owning the equipment to make necessary products for their patients. For instance, the Opthalamic Product Research survey shows that over half of optometric practices outsource all their eyeglass production requirements. Up to 40% of practices are using technology which is at least five years old, which could be too dated to meet modern efficiency standards.
Using an in-office lens edger will improve service provision for your patients by reducing waiting times and offer a competitive edge for your practice. You will even be able to attract patients who need premium lenses to meet patient needs.
How can efficient lens edging improve your productivity level?
Investing in in-office lens edging could be a game changing strategy for your practice. It will change your service provision, and attract more patients who would have otherwise had their lenses made elsewhere. Here are the top reasons why you should consider setting up a lens edger for your practice.
In-office edging will reduce expenses
The lens edger will cut down your expenses significantly. Even though it will require some investment, the long term potential is just too great. If you manage your practice efficiently, you can save up to $15 per job, which will sum up to a staggering figure. You will also be able to offer your patients these services quickly and efficiently, which could lead to higher loyalty levels.
Units are easy to manage and staff can multi-task
You can train some of your staff to handle all edging requirements, which could raise their skill level. Modern edgers are more automatic and will require little skill or proficiency to operate. This will allow you to increase the efficiency of your practice.
Your edger is space friendly
Patternless edgers present a shift from the bulky pattern edgers, which required large amounts of space. However, the modern devices are space friendly and compact. The in-built frame tracer, blocker, groover, edge polisher and hand edgers reduce the bulkiness of your equipment. This will make it easy to fit in your practice.
It will offer a variety of features
A great lens edger will offer a variety of features to meet the expectations of both your patients and practice. For your patients, modern lens edgers such as the Nidex LEX-1200, offer compatibility with a variety of frame shapes and sizes. For your practice, owning a lens edger will increase the efficiency of service provision, which will raise your profile.
Easy and readily accessible training and support
Different manufacturers offer customer service and technical support to remain competitiveness. Before finding a lens edger for your practice, you may consider checking up with other practices and looking online for experience with staff and equipment maintenance requirements.
Can be leased
Buying a lens edging model will be a great income strategy as it is very attractive to other practices. Over 50% of practices are leasing out their lens edging services due to a small number of units owned. You can lease out your model in line with your own schedule to find an additional revenue source.
The Nidek LEX-1200 Patternless Edger Optical Library
Since 1988, Nidek has committed to the pursuit of the perfect lens edging technology which features a large number of functions and a great aesthetic design in an easy to use and reliable set up. The LEX-1200 is a major upgrade on the first Nidek lens edger, the LE-8000. It will help you meet diverse demands of your patients and makes it convenient to run your practice.
What does the Nidek LEX-1200 patternless edger optical library have to offer?
Lens processing high base curve
The LEX-1200 features patented software and a special wheel design. These increases options available in terms of finding the right lens for frames of different shapes and styles. Your patients will always find the lens to fit their frame thanks to this high base curve lens processor.
Multiple bevel function
With the development of new frame ideas and styles, there is a glaring need for a lens edger that offers multiple bevel function. The LEX-1200 will be compatible with all frame eye wires thanks to the customizable bevel profile.
Mini-step beveling function
For the ‘non RX-able’ eyewear, the model features a highly detailed step function which will help find the right fit for the asymmetrical lens-to-frame style.
Features soft grinding mode
Maintaining balance with hydrophobic coated lenses can be difficult, and patients may experience unstable lenses that are more likely to fall off or break. The LEX-1200 patternless edger features soft grinding mode to keep these lenses balanced perfectly on their axis.
A new frame tracer
The multiple frame tracer of the LEX-1200 provides exact measurements for various types and styles of frames. This enables the satisfaction of all patients’ needs regarding frame options.
Setting up a lens edger in your practice could increase the efficiency of service and care provision. Patients will be less likely to seek services from other quicker and more versatile practices, which could affect your business performance. A lens edger could also increase your employees’ skill level, as well as provide a source of external income.
The Nidek LEX-1200 is a cutting edge laser edger. It is ideal for a perfect finish, and can be used for premium lenses and other technical jobs. In the long term, owning this beneficial lens edger will prove to be more cost effective than leasing it. The new patented software, unique shaped wheels for versatile edging options and multiple frame tracer will guarantee satisfaction for your patients and practice.