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22 Jul 2019 11:34 #4

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Personally i think there must be a reason why consultant opthamologists chose to use their precious time on doing the lipiflow treatment instead of hiring optoms like they do for many other things....
lipiflow is a proffesional peice of equipment that requires a highly knowledgable expert!!!!!
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admin: I totally agree that Lipiflow should be performed by a well trained and much practised expert for it to have any effectiveness (and for safety), while a quick call to Optical Express a few minutes ago confirmed that their optoms are performing Lipiflow, not surgeons, one of the reasons for the low price!

Given that the majority of people suffering with MGD hadn't even heard of the condition before they had laser eye surgery, this excerpt from OE's website is ironic :kiss:


www.opticalexpress.co.uk/eye-health/dry-eye
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02 Mar 2019 20:03 #3

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jack1988 wrote:
As I said previously, anyone wanting more details can contact me via email :kiss:
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I have emailed you!
02 Mar 2019 11:30 #2

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MGD sufferer wrote: I had lipiflow at * at about 12£ Not cheap but it really helped. Needed it again so I went to Optical Express because it was advertised at about half the cost. The person who did it wasn’t a dry eye specialist and don’t know if they were even an optician! If I didn’t have it before I’d not bother again. But lesson Learnt & I’m going: back to *. Don’t waste your time& money is my advise.
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Should I rebook with someone else do you think? I noticed it was much cheaper than anywhere else, but when i look at the video online and it looks pretty simple
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admin: Please note that the quoted poster wrote 12£. This is of course a typo and should read £1,200.

The procedure itself is simple, but there is more to it than that. I have been having this for more than 4 years to treat severe MGD, a result of damaging laser eye surgery. For a few years I was treated by a renowned surgeon (quite a distance away from where I live) who wouldn’t normally perform this procedure on patients himself, and only did so because it’s me.

However, a few years ago I found a dry eye specialist only a few miles from where I live in London, and I cannot recommend him highly enough! He spends up to an hour treating me: firstly debriding the glands, a little uncomfortable but sheer bliss - like having the worst itch scratched - and after the LipiFlow he makes sure that all the the meibomian glands are clear, squeezing any that may be still blocked with a special instrument. That part is quite painful, but anyone who has MGD as bad as I do will find it’s worth it!

OE optometrists are not dry eye specialists, and this is simply another money maker for the company, offering it to their thousands of patients left with dry eyes after refractive surgery!

NB: Anyone offered a one off LipiFlow treatment in return for signing away your rights after debilitating eye surgery at OE, understand that this is not a permanent fix, and for some people it may not even work!

And the reason OE are able to undercut all other providers is because each procedure uses an expensive sterile single use activator (per eye), and in addition to their high turnover I understand that OE allegedly have a deal with J&J to buy the activators at a lower price: ’LipiTearScience Inc. was acquired by Abbott Medical Optics Inc. (“AMO”). AMO along with TearScience has joined with the world-leading ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses business, and the combined organization is now operating under the brand name Johnson & Johnson Vision.’

Not forgetting Steven Schallhorn’s close relationship with AMO and David Moulsdale (OE founder and CEO).

As I said previously, anyone wanting more details can contact me via email
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02 Mar 2019 10:44 #1

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I had lipiflow at * at about 12£ Not cheap but it really helped. Needed it again so I went to Optical Express because it was advertised at about half the cost. The person who did it wasn’t a dry eye specialist and don’t know if they were even an optician! If I didn’t have it before I’d not bother again. But lesson Learnt & I’m going: back to *. Don’t waste your time& money is my advise.
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02 Mar 2019 09:51 #0

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Hi guys,

Has anybody here had lipiflow with optical express? I am due to have it done monday but then I came across this forum.

What alerted me to check for reviews were all the consent forms I have had to fill in. It's as if they are scared or something.

Any advice welcome. Oh, and it's in Manchester!

Thanks

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