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Optometry Equipment

Where is it cheapest to purchase optometry equipment that is not second hand? Thinking of getting Keeler but not too sure, what is the difference between Keeler and Heine? Which pen torch is the best to buy that lasts long? What is the difference between the 'professional' Keeler kit and the 'specialist' Keeler kit? Is it cheaper to buy the equipment from the Keeler factory?

Thank you
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Original post by XzaraX
Where is it cheapest to purchase optometry equipment that is not second hand? Thinking of getting Keeler but not too sure, what is the difference between Keeler and Heine? Which pen torch is the best to buy that lasts long? What is the difference between the 'professional' Keeler kit and the 'specialist' Keeler kit? Is it cheaper to buy the equipment from the Keeler factory?

Thank you


My brother (an optom) uses Keelers. I'd say just buy a fresh new kit from Keelers, as they come with warranty and it's more of an investment. It'll last you a career if you keep it. A few grand will be a minute amount in the span of a career.
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thank you so much
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thank you so much
Original post by Nuttyy
My brother (an optom) uses Keelers. I'd say just buy a fresh new kit from Keelers, as they come with warranty and it's more of an investment. It'll last you a career if you keep it. A few grand will be a minute amount in the span of a career.
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Does anyone know which Volk lens is the best or what is the difference between them?
Reply 5
Quick question, are you studying optom currently n if so what year are you in?
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Yes I will be in year 2
Original post by Nuttyy
Quick question, are you studying optom currently n if so what year are you in?
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Original post by XzaraX
Yes I will be in year 2


Is it necessary for you to buy this equipment now? I remember my brother bought his equipment after he graduated for his pre-reg
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my uni makes us buy the equipment in 2nd year. I know other unis do things differently. Which uni did your brother go to if you don't mind me asking?
Original post by Nuttyy
Is it necessary for you to buy this equipment now? I remember my brother bought his equipment after he graduated for his pre-reg
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Original post by XzaraX
my uni makes us buy the equipment in 2nd year. I know other unis do things differently. Which uni did your brother go to if you don't mind me asking?


Bradford. Which do you study at?
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Hertfordshire
Original post by Nuttyy
Bradford. Which do you study at?
I have two Keeler Professional/Retinoscope sets that are brand new. Keeler currently want £1500 for the set including VAT, you can have mine for £750.
Only missing the charger but the Uni have them anyway.
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Original post by goodegg6776
I have two Keeler Professional/Retinoscope sets that are brand new. Keeler currently want £1500 for the set including VAT, you can have mine for £750.
Only missing the charger but the Uni have them anyway.
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Interested in buying both, where can we talk?
Original post by Cant Say
Interested in buying both, where can we talk?

Hi I have the full student specialist set with a trial frame aswell, basically brand new, never used it as i was in uni during covid years.

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