Equipment maintenance and repair. The repair and maintenance of ophthalmic equipment, including surgical instruments and diagnostic devices, can be compared to the maintenance of a motor vehicle, something many of us understand well.
Usually, a well-balanced mix of user, in-house, and outsourced maintenance and repair leads to the best results – both technical and financial – in settings with limited resources. If it is not feasible for an eye care unit to have an in-house equipment maintenance and repair team, you may consider sharing such a service among several units. Depending on the equipment, you may have a service contract with the vendor or manufacturer, who will be responsible for more complex maintenance and repairs.