Phoropter refurbishment is essential to maintain the optical accuracy of this complex instrument – and the job involves much more than cleaning the lenses. To keep a phoropter in prime working order, it is important to periodically disassemble the entire unit so that all of its moving parts can be stripped of old lubricant, thoroughly cleaned and properly lubricated.
At Vision Equipment Inc., we generally recommend having a phoropter cleaned and serviced at least once per year, or more often if you have a high-volume practice. This highly detailed job is best left to a professional. You can confidently entrust your phoropter refurbishment to our factory-trained service technicians, who collectively have more than 30 years of industry experience.
What Does Phoropter Refurbishment Involve?
Our comprehensive phoropter refurbishment service includes:
Complete and careful disassembly of the entire unit
Ultrasonic cleaning of all optical lens surfaces, front and back
Recalibration of all lenses to factory settings
Removal of all old lubricant
Adjustment, recalibration and lubrication of the Jackson Cross-Cylinder (JCC)
Thorough cleaning and recalibration of all gears and dial assemblies
Adjustment and lubrication of the convergence controls
Recalibration of the pupillary distance (PD) measurement
Removal of all lint debris
Reassembly of the unit in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications
Paint touch-up, if needed
Why Is Phoropter Refurbishment Necessary?
Over time, countless patients will look into your phoropter, and many eye care professionals will touch and maneuver it during eye exams. As a result, the optics will naturally become dirtied and smudged with fingerprints, dust, lint, eyelashes and makeup. Additionally, if a phoropter is not meticulously refurbished on a regular basis, bacteria can potentially build up inside it, which can increase the risk of eye infections. Therefore, an occasional external wipe-down is simply not enough to keep a phoropter clean.
The best way to ensure that your eye exams are as safe and accurate as possible is to have your equipment professionally cleaned and recalibrated every 12 months. Contact Vision Equipment Inc. today and ask about our expert phoropter refurbishment service. Our business is exclusively dedicated to refurbishing, buying, selling, and trading high-quality used ophthalmic and optical lab equipment, and we’ve serviced phoropters from all over the U.S. You can rely on our experience.