The entire eye care industry is experiencing an unprecedented surge in new technologies, treatments, and trends. Continual innovation means more options and better treatment for patients. However, it’s a challenge for opticians, optometrists, and ophthalmologists to keep abreast of all that’s happening in eye care and ensure they harness the best of it for their own practices. 

Global trends like the growing prevalence of myopia are often attributed to increased screen time, and demand for new solutions and treatments. The use of daily disposable contact lenses, gas permeable lenses, or eyes to slow its progression would have been unimaginable a few years back. Options for cataract treatment have expanded, corneal inlays are a real option in many cases and dry eye technology is unrecognisable. 


Purchasing optometry equipment is a major investment for your practice and it’s vital to make the correct decisions before investing. Ask yourself searching questions such as – will this new diagnostic technology help me make informed decisions about patient health? Will the equipment provide form data rather than just functional data? Can you use it in a baseline eyecare examination? Will the selected company provide the level of staff training and support you need? (It’s a smart move to take on new staff with the skillset you need). Don’t forget to consider the all-important issue of available space as well. 

It may seem self-evident, but you need to make sure the practice can afford the investment and make the all-important decision whether to purchase or lease. Leasing can provide practitioners with more flexibility and less risk than purchasing. Even high-end equipment can become obsolete surprisingly quickly and leasing will make upgrading to newer technology easier than purchasing outright. A good credit rating is important to secure a lease which can make it a challenge for newer businesses. It’s essential to engage with a reliable financial partner to ensure you have the financing you need and GRENKE is ideally placed to advise and support the optometry sector. 

As one of the leading financial service providers in the Irish market, GRENKE’s slogan is ‘Fast, Forward, Finance’. GRENKE offers entrepreneurs fast and flexible financial solutions through a range of services including leasing and invoice finance. We match the perfect financial solution to your unique business needs, from small businesses to large enterprises.

Over the last 40 years, GRENKE has provided leasing to numerous styles of businesses and organisations; sole traders, partnerships, public and private limited companies, associations and organisations, medical, health, and educational providers, municipalities, public hospitals, semi-state institutions, Government bodies and so much more. 

Our expertise and strong market position are no coincidence. If you are a business owner looking for financial solutions in Ireland or financial advice on fast and flexible leasing options, talk to a GRENKE Account Manager today.