Jul 31, 2017
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1
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Optometry Student
Hello everyone,
I'm an optometry student and it's time for us to choose which equipment we'd like to buy. I'm having a difficult time choosing a BIO. Some optometrists are saying that practices will provide it for you/ you don't use BIO much in practice so just purchase a mid-tier one.

We have an option between:
Keeler wireless vantage (~3000AUD)
Neitz (~3300AUD but comes with BIO lens)
Scan Optics (not a fan)
Heine (1900-3000)
and lastly, the new spectacle-mounted BIO (Spectra iris) for ~1950AUD

I'm quite comfortable with either of the above except for the Scan Optics BIO. I realize that the prices may be a lot more expensive because I'm from Australia.
I would love to hear your experience and advice on which one to purchase.

Thank you!
 

optsuker

10+ Year Member
Jul 28, 2008
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Optometrist
Hello everyone,
I'm an optometry student and it's time for us to choose which equipment we'd like to buy. I'm having a difficult time choosing a BIO. Some optometrists are saying that practices will provide it for you/ you don't use BIO much in practice so just purchase a mid-tier one.

We have an option between:
Keeler wireless vantage (~3000AUD)
Neitz (~3300AUD but comes with BIO lens)
Scan Optics (not a fan)
Heine (1900-3000)
and lastly, the new spectacle-mounted BIO (Spectra iris) for ~1950AUD

I'm quite comfortable with either of the above except for the Scan Optics BIO. I realize that the prices may be a lot more expensive because I'm from Australia.
I would love to hear your experience and advice on which one to purchase.

Thank you!
 
Feb 13, 2014
49
15
Status
Optometry Student
Hello everyone,
I'm an optometry student and it's time for us to choose which equipment we'd like to buy. I'm having a difficult time choosing a BIO. Some optometrists are saying that practices will provide it for you/ you don't use BIO much in practice so just purchase a mid-tier one.

We have an option between:
Keeler wireless vantage (~3000AUD)
Neitz (~3300AUD but comes with BIO lens)
Scan Optics (not a fan)
Heine (1900-3000)
and lastly, the new spectacle-mounted BIO (Spectra iris) for ~1950AUD

I'm quite comfortable with either of the above except for the Scan Optics BIO. I realize that the prices may be a lot more expensive because I'm from Australia.
I would love to hear your experience and advice on which one to purchase.

Thank you!
I got the heine! i like it a lot :) i felt it was more comfortable on my head than the keeler. my class was pretty split between heine (mostly) and keeler.
 
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