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Over 800 Optical Professionals Give Laser Eye Surgery The Thumbs Up

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A campaign aimed at changing perceptions of laser eye surgery within the optical sector across the UK and Ireland has been overwhelmingly successful – with over 800 optical professionals choosing Optical Express to meet their laser eye surgery needs.

The initiative saw Optical Express launch an open promotion, available to any General Optical Council registered optical professional or student, under which they provided laser eye surgery completely free of charge.

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#LESsongs

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When @HelenLGillespie tagged us in a tweet asking for help to create a music playlist  that she could listen to on the day of her laser eye surgery procedure, we felt it was a challenge that we had to accept.

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Free Laser Procedures For The Optical Industry Hits Milestone Number

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Over 500 procedures have been carried out on professional members of the optical sector thanks to a unique campaign aimed at changing perceptions of laser eye surgery within the industry.

Earlier this year market leader Optical Express pledged to treat those working within eye care in the UK at no cost as part of its commitment to promoting the life-changing benefits of the procedure, providing they meet the eligibility parameters and had the procedure carried out in 2013.

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DTGV Study

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Optical Express, German business recently came out on top against the major providers of laser eye surgery in an independent consumer study.

Last summer, DTGV (The German Society for Consumer Studies) carried out a series of customer service tests on Optical Express, Optegra, EuroEyes, CARE Vision, Lasik Germany and Sehkraft Augenzentrum Maus, assessing telephone appointments systems and consultations.

Our clinics in Hamburg, Berlin, Stuttgart and Nuremberg received ‘secret shopper’ telephone calls and visits from members of the DTGV’s professional auditing team, who based their scores upon general customer service and the information and treatment provided during initial consultations. Beating our competitors with an overall score of 93.1% (vs an 84% average).

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Optical Express Staff To Raise Money For Scottish Poppy Appeal

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Staff at Optical Express in Cameron Toll Shopping Centre will be getting into the fundraising spirit – ahead of Remembrance Sunday – with a coffee and bake sale to raise money for this year’s Scottish Poppy Appeal.

On Saturday 9th November, the team will be whipping up their own homemade sponges and other sweet treats, as well as offering freshly brewed tea and coffee in the store for customers and members of the public who wish to show their support.

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Jeepers Peepers

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All Hallows Eve is upon us again and, if the finishing touches to your spooky look this year include decorative contact lenses, then you should read our advice relating to the dangers of wearing cosmetic lenses…it might just save your sight!

Coloured contact lenses are gaining in popularity by the hoards of party goers who dress up at this time of year. Available in an array of colours, shapes and styles –they can even make your iris disappear altogether! But purchasing your party lenses from the wrong place could lead to you causing serious damage to your eyes.

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