Repairing Orascoptic Discovery or Apollo LED is a very common service we perform.
In most cases the wire near the battery pack or the connector is the problem. As long as the plug has not been disassembled and parts lost, the repair is very straight forward. While the plug is very tiny (contacts as small as .5mm) they can be repaired. We believe a high quality units such as Orascoptic’s Apollo, Discovery, Endeavour, Sunburst, Zeon and others are worth being repaired vs. the high cost of a replacement unit.
The photos below are of an actual damaged jack.
Note the twisted pins.
Our technicians have the equipment & skills necessary to make these intricate repairs. Eagle Optical repairs all makes and models of LED.
Further information about LED repair services available at Eagle Optical Products can be found HERE.
A frequent Medical / Surgical LED light repair problem seen by Eagle Optical techs working on LED’s is a broken or shorted wire between the LED itself and the battery pack. Another common LED repair involves replacing a damaged jack.
Most of the time Surgical / Medical LED Light repair issues are not caused by manufacturing defects, but rather the result of dropping the unit or getting the cord “hooked” on something causing the damage. The cord on LED’s is very vulnerable to accidental snagging. Most times the snagging issue can be minimized or eliminated by either keeping the cord underneath your lab coat or using a twist tie to coil up excess slack in the cable.
While most of these problems are easily repairable, some feel a repaired product is not as reliable as a new one. The fact is while advances in technology are increasing, so are manufacturer’s desire to lower costs. Many times a repaired quality LED can outlast many more recent models.
If you are considering a having your LED or Loupes repaired, Eagle Optical suggests selecting a trusted repair facility with a reputation of standing behind their work. If time is a factor, ask the repair facility their turn around time. A reputable facility can quickly diagnose and restore your LED to like new function. An extensive parts inventory of most common LED repair parts is also important. Eagle Optical is one such company that also has the ability to copy or make from scratch mechanical parts that are obsolete or not readily available from the original manufacturer.
Consider the cost of a new unit versus a repair. Even if you decide on the new unit, isn’t it worth considering repairing your old LED for a “back-up”? Most repairs can be accomplished in about the same time it takes to order & receive a new one.
“I guess I need to buy a new pair of loupes, my old loupes worked fine until a short time ago, I only need a small part replaced, but when I called the manufacturer they said, “Sorry, We don’t do repairs or know anyplace that does, but we will be glad to sell you an expensive new pair”.
Sound familiar? With the bad economy and tight money, we are hearing this more and more, so Eagle has been repairing loupes for some time now. We offer an affordable repair / refurbishment service for customers who believe their loupes have a lot of life left in them.
Problems with loupes can range from an inexpensive broken attaching part, or as serious as a cracked lens assembly. Either way, most times they can be repaired.
Another problem area is worn out frames. We stock hundreds of frames in a variety of styles and colors. So if you need new frames or just want a different look, we can be the solution !
If your loupes have issues and you are interested in having them repaired, Please contact us. Typical turn around time is 2 days, (plus shipping time). We believe it’s a great alternative to the high cost of replacement.
If you don’t agree, call anyway, there’s a good possibility we may be interested in purchasing your damaged Loupes for parts.
We have repaired products from most manufacturers including, Designs for Vision, Eagle, Leica, Lumineer, Orascoptic, Surgitel, Zeiss, and more.
Eagle Optical offers several attractive designer frame styles for optical loupes. Colors include dark blue, turquoise, bronze, plum, gold to name a few. The new designer frames incorporate head-hugger temples for greater comfort. For safety, snap-on side shields are included, standard. These new frames compliment the mainstay solid titanium frame which is a current best seller. By using the same high quality designer frames the Medical Professional gets the best of both worlds – quality optical loupes on High Fashion Frames.
Continuing its commitment to optical excellence, Eagle Optical Products has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for registration. Suppliers registered with the FDA means that they comply with all current regulations pertaining to the products it produces and sells. The FDA’s mission is to promote and protect the public health, by helping safe and effective products reach the market in a timely fashion, and monitor products for continued safety after they are in use. Eagle Optical’s wide array of magnifications and frame styles, compliment its mainstay Leica Dental Loupes. Escalating market share is a sign of product acceptance by insightful medical professionals.
Eagle Optical’s parent company acquired Leica Microsystems’ “Dental / Surgical Telescope Products from Leica Microsystems SOM division of Buffalo NY. Eagle Optical’s parent company, is an ISO-9002 registered OEM supplier to Leica Microsystems and Reichert Ophthalmic Instrument company.