Laser Locators recently returned from Mexico, where they attended the 125th-anniversary event for The Mexican Society of Ophthalmology. From May 12th-16th, the event brought ophthalmology professionals together from around the globe to see and discuss the newest surgical technologies.
Steve Ureta, Service Engineer and representing Laser Locators as a vendor says that his major takeaway is “personally getting to know the doctors and asking them about their needs so we can offer solutions.” He also says he is excited to “explore new markets in other countries.”
Developed in the late 1800’s by seven esteemed eye doctors, the purpose of the Mexican Society of Ophthalmology has remained constant: to reduce blindness in Mexico. The Society has evolved immensely and now hosts international workshops, discussions and research forums to continue sharing their knowledge and learning from others.
Throughout the event, the discussions and break-out sessions revolved around the latest surgical guidelines, solutions, and equipment for issues such as cataracts, glaucoma, eye inflammation, and amblyopia – just to name a few.
Laser Locators is already a well-known provider of new and refurbished ophthalmic equipment throughout the world, and Ureta sees this event as a milestone for moving forward and assisting us to find great opportunities to reach even more people in the Latin American market. “Most people from Latin America are not accustomed to buying equipment online, because they fear being conned. When they see us in person the reaction is different, was building a personal relationship strengthens trust.”
Now that the conference is over, Laser Locator's goal is to maintain their connections with the ophthalmologists and buyers they met in Mexico. Along with continuing to execute their well-established reputation that exists with current customers in Mexico. International conferences such as The Mexican Society of Ophthalmology Annual Conference helps Laser Locators maintain their reputation as a premier seller of ophthalmic lasers around the world.
[See below for photos from our first visit to Mexico.]