American Diagnostic Otoscope/Ophthalmoscope Set


The American Diagnostic Otoscope/Ophthalmoscope Diagnostic Set 2.5V, Standard is always a popular choice among the doctors of tomorrow and today. One of the reasons for this preference is that this set measures up in every way to more costly similar products. Many users claim that this set is ideal for medical students who may or may not be in the kind of debt that college students are likely to incur. While that is a very reasonable thing to say, there is no reason why a full-fledged doctor should not resort to it as well; after all, a physician’s savings can always be passed to customers. Also, let’s not forget about those doctors who work ad honorem for people in need and who cannot necessarily afford luxury supplies.


·         Ophthalmoscope head with lens wheel features 25 corrective lenses from -25 to +40 diopters.

·         Otoscope head with removable 4x magnifying lens, and insufflators fitting.

·         Bayonet head locking mounts for secure connection to the battery handle.

·         Welch Allyn disposable polypropylene ear specula in 2-3/4mm and 4-1/4mm sizes are convenient, safe, and economical.

·         "C" cell powered battery handle with rheostatic on/off switch.

·         Optional adapter to allow use with Welch Allyn or compatible disposable specula.

·         Complete in zippered case with fitted foam insert that is scuff and scratch resistant and cleans easily.

·         Set 2.5V, Standard, 20 oz Weight.


As Amazon user Lisa I. Rodriguez put it, this is “a sturdy and attractive set. Also a very good price, better than I could get through any of the medical supplies distributors I work with.” Another user added “I am a nurse practitioner student. It is worth buying it. My friends paid almost $500 for expensive ones. Mine worked just fine. I say, just buy it.”


Other users did complain that “the light is visibly less bright than the WA (Welch Allyn) sets.” Even if not as bright as others, though, reviewers on Amazon still said that “even with an untrained eye, I can visualize blood vessels and other structures in the eye. The light may not be as bright as some of the more expensive versions but it is bright enough.”


If you want to buy a pricier set and money is no object, then by all means do so. But that fact that you can afford it does not necessarily mean that you should do it, especially if there is a more cost-efficient alternative that can serve you just as well. You can even keep one of these as a backup; you can be sure that in a pinch, it will do.