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Which? guest contribution... 13 May 2016 16:43 #71

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It was immensely gratifying when Which? asked me to write a piece for online publication!
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URGENT - FAO Catrin 13 May 2016 13:49 #72

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Please contact me asap...

Anyone else who also had surgery @ Optical Express in 2009 please contact me :kiss:
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What Lifetime Guarantee?! 11 May 2016 13:31 #73

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OMG I'm so HAPPY I found this!!!
I had my eyes lasered in 2009 and have used the instant chat twice now to book an appointment just for a check up.My eyes cost over £5k!!! I was promised free eye tests for life. Now I get told its £50 and isn't in my terms and conditions???? this is SO wrong!!

5 May - A Spokesman Said... 06 May 2016 11:04 #74

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Another Jenga brick pulled out of the very unstable OE tower methinks :kiss:


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Lifetime after care no longer exists 30 Apr 2016 14:51 #76

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I don't think anyone actually gets a copy of the terms and conditions mentioning the lifetime guarantee when you sign up for it, we kept everything we were given in the folder they supplied but there is no copy of terms and conditions in it at all :(

What Lifetime Guarantee?! 30 Apr 2016 14:46 #77

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We have just been told that my wife will now be required to pay for eye tests and products by Optical Express, we were told when we signed up for the treatment in Nov 2013 that we were not to worry as the treatment was covered by their Free Lifetime Aftercare Guarantee and so far they have honoured this for the past 2 years and 5 months. I understand that they are in financial difficulties to the tune of £30 million to RBS but was this guarantee underwritten by anyone to protect us?

What Lifetime Guarantee?! 22 Apr 2016 17:48 #78

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I recently decided not to have laser eye surgery at OE (I was almost being forced into the surgeons chair on the day). Here's my story...

During consultation, I decided I would go for the 'top end' LASIK/iDesign procedure. They 'promised' that 12 months of aftercare and adjustments ("enhancement procedures") would be included. I was happy with these terms.

However, on reading the T&Cs, I noticed that this wasn't listed in the 'includes' clause and 'enhancement procedures' were explicitly listed in the 'excludes' section. I queried this with the surgeon, who seems surprised and referred me to the consultant. The consultant was equally as surprised and referred me to the sales advisor. The sales advisor bullied me a little, treated me like a child and then said "nobody reads the contract, it doesn't mean anything". He kept on repeating that they would provide 12 months of adjustments/aftercare and I kept on insisting that I needed this in writing (even if it was just an email). He refused to send me an email and directed me towards their head office, so I walked out.

Head office were equally as belligerent. The guy (his name was Lawrence) told me I was stupid but I tried to remain as polite as possible.

Does anyone know what these falsifying T&Cs are about?
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admin: Hi Dev - was it the day of surgery that you walked out, as that is the only time you would have met the surgeon. If not it would have been the optometrist and sales counsellor. I also don't understand who they have described as a 'consultant'.
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What Lifetime Guarantee?! 22 Apr 2016 11:03 #79

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John wrote: I was covered by these very terms and conditions...

John, similar here. Having paid my £10 to obtain my T&C, the attached list of visits is also incomplete and records of the most recent visits are removed. Some of the details are also inaccurate, on top of sending me an unsigned generic and incorrect sheet of aftercare promise - definitely not the one I was given when making the contract - the customer service is silent, and the only reply so far was an 'out of office' message. :S

What Lifetime Guarantee?! 22 Apr 2016 10:05 #80

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I was covered by these very terms and conditions; after circumnavigating the many gate keepers when calling OE I eventually talked to a customer services associate This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who firstly tried to tell me I wasn't entitled to lifetime eye tests and then having been shown the Ts and Cs posted on here she move stance and told me there was no record of me attending eye tests since the examinations immediately following my procedure and the eye test of last week.
Let me purposefully type this in upper case so there is no doubt in what I am saying, I HAVE BEEN TO FOUR EYE.TESTS AT OE TRAFFORD CENTRE SINCE MY INITIAL EXAMINATIONS. THEY ARE EITHER INCOMPETENT AT KEEPING RECORDS OR HAVE PURPOSEFULLY DELETED THE APPOINTMENTS TO GET OUT OF THEIR CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS.

I would propose measures should be taken to get this aired on programs like watchdog then hopefully more people will come forward for a class action or similar
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admin: Hi John - as previously asked, pls send your number as I would like to speak to you asap.
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