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BAD EYE DAY 07 Aug 2015 17:00 #41

  • Ashley Richards
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Laser eye surgery has been life changing and soul destroying for me. Two days of corneal erosions this week, and both eyes losing sight.

September 8th is scheduled for my fifth operation and another to follow six weeks later on my right eye. It’s for this reason I am campaigning for government legislation so others don't similarly suffer the same fate.

If you or your family have been affected with problems after laser or lens exchange eye surgery you must all shout loudly to the rooftops and contact your MPs to support us in Parliament on 14th October for Bad Eye Day (BED)

Please join us to stop this insidious and immoral industry!
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Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell MPs 31 Jul 2015 19:02 #42

Before I launched My Beautiful Eyes campaign, I knew nothing about politics, other than it was woven with corruption.

Since working with John McDonnell, a truly honest and hardworking MP, I’ve had a crash course, and witnessed evidence of attempted corruption at first hand.

I don’t know if you’re aware that John McDonnell is Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign manager...

And I don’t care what your politics are, but if you support My Beautiful Eyes Campaign, then please support Jeremy Corbyn's bid to be leader of the Labour party!

If Jeremy Corbyn becomes Labour leader we can be assured of an even greater profile for My Beautiful Eyes campaign, which in turn, I believe, will force the government’s hand.

Because, I may be a political novice, but I don’t believe the government will allow their opponents to take all the credit for the exposure of what is - unarguably - a major scandal.

"Our timeless task in the Labour Party is to stand up against injustice wherever we find it. That notion has driven me throughout my political life – and it’s what drove me to stand for Parliament in the first place."

Two main players in the refractive eye surgery industry attempted to lobby John McDonnell in 2013. He ignored both.

With Bad Eye Day on 14 October, these same players are desperate to derail it!

Hence OE's recent attempts to discredit me with supportive MPs, succeeding only in discrediting themselves, and adding to the list of attacks they’ve made against me personally.

My MP is Theresa Villiers, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. She’s a very busy lady and has previously given me no support. It was therefore a pleasant surprise when I received her acceptance to join me in BED on 14 October!!

If the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland can make it, then so can your MP!

Please please please send your invites to them asap, as their diaries fill up months in advance!

Contact me if you'd like me to send you a template invitation for your MP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I’m busy collating evidence and witness statements for my case v Russell Ambrose/Optimax right now, but as soon as that’s done I'll update you with more news about Bad Eye Day.

As well as having signed up some surprise guests and speakers, I hope I’ll also be able to introduce the new Labour leader to everyone.
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Optical Express support regulation! 26 Jul 2015 17:34 #43

I'm sure everyone will be amazed to hear that Optical Express have been hiding their light under a bushel!

In his previously mentioned letter to Richard Harrington MP, Tweedles wrote:


On the basis of this surprising and welcome news, David Moulsdale will be invited as a guest speaker to 'Bad Eye Day' @ House of Commons on 14 October.

And of course Optimax CEO Russell Ambrose will be invited too :kiss:

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COME TO BED... 21 Jul 2015 19:16 #44

Nothing’s changed since 2003, except there've been tens of thousands more eyes and lives damaged:

OE’s repetitive and unsupportable claim is, "Less than 1% of patients will develop a complication and the majority of these are easily overcome through a personal aftercare plan.“

Even if you were to believe that lie, David Moulsdale is quoted in one publication as having said, “We have probably recommended about a million people to go ahead for surgery”, in which case my claim of tens of thousands damaged patients is a very low estimate indeed!

Not forgetting of course the recent increase in people being sold lens exchange (aka cataract surgery) - removing perfectly healthy natural lens, resulting in so many people left with serious problems and in urgent need of (very expensive) explants!

It is inexcusable and unforgivable that the government continue to ignore this massive scandal, even though they’ve been spoon fed the facts for years!

That’s why it is crucial that you join me and John McDonnell in BED on 14 October @ the House of Commons.

Please don’t leave it to other people, I need as many of you there as possible!

So I expect to see your emails flooding in with confirmation of attendance asap!
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I will reply with a template email inviting your MP to accompany you :kiss:

CONTACT YOUR MP - URGENT 21 Jul 2015 09:55 #45

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I reckon it would be good if Sasha invited the president of the RCO to BED - the Bad Eye Day lobby - so Professor Carrie MacEwen can personally tell all the damaged patients and press present why Sasha, who should be involved in revising the guidelines, has been removed from the Working Group, yet David Teenan is still on it.
I'll bet there was a big 'Och Aye' when that appalling decision was made. Anyone for Haggis ?

Support Sasha 20 Jul 2015 22:21 #46

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Anyone wanting regulation better not depend on the Royal College or any other organisation financed by its members for support. It’s little people like Sasha Rodoy who make the difference. She’s stood up to the pressure and not been scared off by the big bad bullies. Brave lady. It’s all well an good paying lip service and patting her on the back but how many of you have done anything worth spit to help? Get off your bums and help the woman!

CONTACT YOUR MP - URGENT 20 Jul 2015 17:53 #47

I shall definitely be coming to Parliament...

All the people who have posted on this site and been helped by Sasha should attend, we have three months notice!

Sasha has worked so hard and I believe without doubt she will bring change to this industry, but let’s back her and all be there on the day.
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Bad Eye Day! 19 Jul 2015 23:23 #48

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Sasha count on my support!
I would get of hospital if needed - just hope i'm not actually having treatment at the time!
Next operation on left eye in 7 weeks time at Moorfields.

Bad Eye Day! 19 Jul 2015 22:19 #49


We're taking 'My Beautiful Eyes' Campaign directly to Parliament on 14 October, from 4.00 - 6.00pm in Committee Room 10.

The lobby is being sponsored by MP John McDonnell, and we invite you to join us!

Press and TV will be there - as will your MPs once you tell them about it - and lawyers, and other interested parties!

Damaged patients are joining us from Scotland, Ireland and overseas...

Write to your MP and tell them you want them there - if not, why not? It's their job to listen your concerns and represent you, regardless of whether you voted for them.

They’ll be delighted that you’ve taken the time to visit the House of Commons and lobby Parliament.

This is also a great chance to see the inside of Westminster Palace, it's a stunning building!

The meeting will start at 4.00pm, but please allow up to 45 minutes to clear House of Commons security, as there's usually a queue.

We really hope you can join us – it’s going to be fun!

I’ll be posting more details in due course, meanwhile, this is to give you plenty of time to buy a cheap day travel ticket, book the afternoon off work, contact your MP…

I’ve worked very hard to get this far, but I can't do this alone!

Please contact me to confirm you'll be attending: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

No excuses people - I need you to be there :kiss:
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Hansard Transcript: 7 July 2015 08 Jul 2015 20:56 #50

Complet bullsh*t from Ben Gummer - presumably a by-product of the beefburgers his politician father force fed his children during the 'Mad Cow' scandal!
www.express.co.uk/news/uk/577667/Cordeli...BSE-scandal-25-years :kiss:
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