Crooked optometrist? Versaflex MRP contacts.

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by John, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. John

    John Guest

    It looks like my optometrist is getting desperate. He perscribed me the
    Versaflex MRP 55 FW lens -4.5 8.7 14.2. When I went to buy these online I
    couldn't find them anywhere. I called one online shop and they suggested
    they they were a private label only available to optometrists. Nice. Is this
    the new tactic to avoid people getting a good deal on their contact lenses?

    Does anyone know if this monthly Versflex MRP 55 is only available to
    optometrists?

    If so should I raise a stink with this optometrist? I've been going there 10
    years.
     
    John, Sep 9, 2004
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  2. John

    Guest Guest

    It is the policy of Ocular Science not to sell there lenses by internet ,
    they wanted there lenses sold by professionals in eyecare so problems can
    easily be solved.
    Cooper Vision is trying to buy OS, has far as I know the matter is not
    settled yet.

    Jan (normally Dutch spoken)
     
    Guest, Sep 9, 2004
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  3. John

    Dan Abel Guest


    I looked at the following website:


    http://www.1800contacts.com/product.aspx?itm=001528&cv=000360


    If you can believe an internet contact lens seller, they claim that it is
    the policy of Ocular Science to *tell* ODs that they don't sell on the
    internet, and then turn around and do it anyway. And the site confirms
    that Versaflex MRP is the same as Biomedics 55.
     
    Dan Abel, Sep 9, 2004
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  4. John

    drfrank21 Guest

    As Mike stated, this is the private label of the biomedics 55.
    Nothing wrong or "crooked" (as you stated in your header) with
    a provider prescribing these lenses.

    frank
     
    drfrank21, Sep 9, 2004
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  5. John

    Guest Guest

    It is one big game Dan.
    The internet sellers can't order directly from OS and that's irritating
    them.
    They order with the help others, which are traced by OS and thrown out by
    again OS.
    They (OS) simple shut down the delivery.


    BTW, in my country it is possible to order contactlenses by internet without
    a prescription, one reason to support this excellent maneuver of OS.

    Jan (normally Dutch spoken)
     
    Guest, Sep 9, 2004
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  6. This lens is a private labeled lens, its generic name is BIOMEDICS 55,
    manufactured by Ocular Sciences

    Dr. Ted Roxan
    http://visionupdate.net/
     
    Dr. Ted Roxan, Sep 10, 2004
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  7. John

    John Guest

    Dr. Ted

    Thanks for the reply, however I don't believe it is the BIOMEDICS 55. My
    perscription is for a BC of 8.7. The BIOMEDICS 55, a biweekly lense, only
    comes in 8.6 and 8.8.
     
    John, Sep 10, 2004
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  8. The VersaFlex MRP is the private label of the Proactive 55. This
    comes in 8.7 BC, 14.2 Dia. and is monthly replacement. When our
    office staff orders these lenses, they come labelled Versaflex when
    shipped to our office and Proactive when direct shipped (at least some
    of the time).

    I prescribe it quite a bit, I have my best luck on young patients who
    haven't worn lenses before, but always write my scripts for the
    Proactive (or Biomedics instead of the other Versaflex lenses). Most
    patients like them, some patients love them and others don't like them
    very much -- just like every other contact lens.

    I wouldn't assume that online is always cheaper; you can do better
    than 1800contacts on this (and many other lenses). Rather than raise
    a stink, ask the doc for a script using the "name" brand.


    Kevin
    krseye netzero net
     
    Kevin Snodgrass, Sep 11, 2004
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