How Slit-Lamps Work & How We Save You Time & Money
Excedr’s lease program can source all instrument types and accommodate any brand preferences you might have. Request a slit lamp estimate today and see how leasing can discount your instrument’s price.
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The Advantages of Excedr’s Slit Lamp Leasing Program:
- Eliminates the upfront cost of purchasing equipment by spreading its cost over time
- Minimizes equipment downtime with included complete repair coverage and preventive maintenance
- Takes advantage of potentially 100% tax deductible* payments, providing you significant cash-savings
- Expedites the administrative work needed for instrument procurement and logistics
- Conserves working capital, enabling you to reinvest in your core business and operations (staffing, inventory, marketing/sales, etc.)
- Accommodates all manufacturer and model preferences
*Please consult your tax advisor to determine the full tax implications of leasing equipment.
In ophthalmology, being able to clearly look into a patient’s eyes is absolutely vital to properly diagnosing their ocular health overall.
Ophthalmologists and optometrists use what’s called a slit lamp to perform detailed eye exams that can provide vital insight into the state of a patient’s sclera, cornea, eye lens, retina, and optic nerve.
Slit lamps can even be used to observe the whole fundus. Using a specialized microscope and high-intensity light source, the operator can examine the various areas of the human eye with ease, areas that are located in both the anterior segment and posterior segment.
Besides monitoring the overall health of the front and back of the eye, slit lamp exams are also used to diagnose many types of ocular diseases or abnormalities, such as myopia, presbyopia, and keratoconus.
Slit-lamp examinations begin with the seated patient placing their chin on the chin rest. The ophthalmologist or optometrist then administers fluorescein, a fluorescent dye to make observing the eye easier, and may even occasionally dilate the patient’s pupils using dilating drops.
Light sources and the biomicroscope are then adjusted to view the various parts of the patient’s eye. The physician will sweep the light source across the areas of the eye that they need to observe to diagnose any issues or anomalies.
In slit lamp biomicroscopy, the two main types of set-ups differ based on where the illumination source is located. The light source can be positioned either below the microscope or above it.
The illumination sources of slit lamps can vary depending on what the optometrist wishes to see, the condition of the eye, or if the physician is looking for a specific defect. Additionally, filters are also used to make it easier to see specific things in the eye.
There are six common illumination types:
- Diffuse illumination
- Direct focal illumination
- Specular reflection
- Transillumination or retroillumination
- Indirect lateral illumination
- Sclerotic scatter
Without proper eye care, people with vision problems are more likely to see their vision deteriorate. As an ophthalmologist, having the proper eye examination equipment is vital to your patients ocular health. We cover some of the eye diseases slit lamps detect, as well as the techniques and uses for these instruments.
Eye Diseases, Techniques, and Slit Lamp Uses
Helmholtz & the Augenspiegel
Slit Lamp Leases to Fit Every Practice’s Needs
Like David Byrne, eye specialists are interested in looking into the eyeball, and slit-lamp instruments offer exactly that, making them essential to any optometry and ophthalmology practice.
Your patients’ eye health is paramount, and you should not have to compromise on equipment quality because of price. Whatever brand, make, or model of slit lamp you need, Excedr can lease it to you, helping you save money on upfront costs and time dealing with procurement.
If you have an idea of what you’d like to lease, request a lease estimate and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.
This off-balance sheet financing structure provides three options at the end of the term. The lessee has the option to return the equipment to the lessor, renew at a discounted rate, or purchase the instrument for the fair market value. Monthly payments are also 100% tax deductible which yields additional monetary savings.
If you recently bought equipment, Excedr can offer you cash for your device and convert your purchase into a long-term rental. This is called a sale-leaseback. If you’ve paid for equipment within the last ninety days, we can help you recoup your investment and allow you to make low monthly payments. This also frees up money in your budget rather than tying it down to a fixed asset.
Slit Lamp Manufacturers & Models
Zeiss SL 115, Zeiss SL 120, Zeiss SL 220, Zeiss SL 130, Zeiss SL 800
Xcel® 455, Xcel® 255, PSL Portable Slit Lamp
D Series Digital Ready Slit Lamps, SLD-2, SLD-4, SLD-301, SLD-701, G Series Slit Lamps, SL-2G
Haag-Streit USA, Inc.:
BM 900, BI 900, BP 900, BQ 900, BX 900
KOWA SL-17 Portable Slit Lamp, SL-15L
Lumenis 980, Lumenis 1000, Lumenis 990, SL 130,
Ultra M5 Slit Lamp, Ultra M4, Ultra M3, Ultra M2, B2 Slit Lamp, B3
Slit Lamp SL-1800, SL-2000, SL-450, SL-250