• Anonymous Coward

Replied by Anonymous Coward on topic Optimax CEO

Posted 20 Jun 2014 19:37 #251
Fitting tribute for Russell Ambrose from all his damaged patients ;)
Last Edit:20 Jun 2014 19:39 by Anonymous Coward
  • LOL

Replied by LOL on topic Optimax CEO

Posted 19 Jun 2014 21:59 #252
Who the heck would risk having eye surgery at a medical centre run by a new age crackpot?!

If this man needs a self help book to get him through the day I would be heading for the hills!
Last Edit:19 Jun 2014 22:31 by LOL
  • Caro

Replied by Caro on topic Russell Ambrose PhD in therapy?

Posted 19 Jun 2014 11:22 #253
May I just add, that in over 7 years of this hell, I have never named a figure that I would accept as compensation... so how can Russell say I want too much?!

I have very recently discussed my health problems with my doctor, who told me he believes that I have complex PTSD; he also said that I do not need to see a psychiatrist. I have never seen one, and I am inclined to think my doctor knows a little more about the effects of emotional and physical trauma than Dr Russell! Ambrose!
Last Edit:19 Jun 2014 11:44 by Caro
  • Mr Abs
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Replied by Mr Abs on topic Russell Ambrose

Posted 18 Jun 2014 22:45 #254
Last year Sasha Rodoy arranged for damaged Optimax patient Caroline and her husband to meet Russell Ambrose in Leeds to discuss compensation.

After the meeting Russell told Sasha that Caroline wanted too much money so he wasn’t going to give her any, but said he thought she would benefit more from psychiatric treatment. He asked Sasha to tell Caroline he would be happy to pay for treatment. Sasha told Russell she wouldn’t be mentioning it to Caroline.
I promise you it’s true, I’ve heard the recording :(

Russell then sent Caroline a 'self help’ book, which did not impress her at all and she told him so. By the way, Russell also sent self help books to Sasha and Myra Pridham.

This was the response Russell emailed to Caroline:

"From: Russell.Ambrose@Optimax.co.uk
To: Caroline
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 17:52:46 +0100
Subject: RE

Dear Caroline,

Please don’t dismiss the ideas in this book as coffee table ideas.

The ideas in books like this are sound principals which I try to live by. It is not easy going out of ones comfort zone and accepting new ideas, but this is what I try on an ongoing basis. Can I please ask you to read it one more time. Or return it to me and I will send you another book to try. (Optimax 128 Finchley rd London nw3 5ht)
Last Edit:19 Jun 2014 04:31 by Mr Abs
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Replied by Mr Abs on topic Ultralase Scam!

Posted 16 Jun 2014 22:49 #255
In December 2012 Russell Ambrose, owner of Optimax, bought struggling competitor Ultralase Ltd for approx £10 million. He published his promise online to honour Ultralase’s Lifetime Guarantee and look after any of their patients with problems.

Less than a year later Russell Ambrose realised he’d bought a heap of problems, so he reneged on his promises and put the company into administration - in the same way OE did with 123 Leeds etc… This left him debt free and any taxes owed to Inland Revenue written off.

But this is not the whole story!

I recently noticed adverts for Ultralase all over the internet. How could this be if they’re in administration?

Today I called the Ultralase clinic at 15 Harley St, London W1G 9QQ today and asked if they were trading. The response was very enlightening!

I was told that Russell Ambrose changed the name of Ultralase Ltd to Ultralase Eye Clinics Ltd because the former wasn't financially viable.

So he’s written off the Ultralase debts and problem patients but continues to trade under the Ultralase name!

And this is legal?

Listen here:
Last Edit:16 Jun 2014 22:55 by Mr Abs
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Replied by Mr Abs on topic Negligence and Lies!

Posted 16 Jun 2014 00:07 #256
On the 3rd July 2012 Russell Ambrose admitted to Sasha Rodoy that his Optimax Medical Director, Dr Malcolm Samuel, had programmed the Nidek laser machine with the wrong setting and doubled the patient’s astigmatism!

Sasha recorded Russell telling her: "This is a clear case of negligence”. He also told Sasha that if she hadn’t pushed for an external consultation for the damaged patient no-one would have been any the wiser, Malcolm Samuel would have retreated him and he wouldn’t have known any different.

And Russell thinks that’s perfectly acceptable!

Russell paid the patient approx £50,000 to keep quiet.

The recording was included in one of Sasha Rodoy's YouTube videos, which had sat there for a year until last week ago when Russell complained to YouTube that the recording was invading his privacy.

I edited the video to remove Russell’s voice but the original can be viewed on my website: www.optimaxruinedmylife.com/page26.php

It is scandalous that anyone damaged by Optimax is forced to keep quiet in return for compensation, required to sign a gagging order prohibiting them talking about Optimax.

Optimax would not have got away with continuing to harm people for so many years if the truth had been told sooner!

It was ONLY because she’d spoken on BBC Radio 5 Live Investigates in March - and asked me to post her video on YouTube, that after 7 years of hell Russell Ambrose recently offered to “consider” paying Amanda the cost of her eye drops IF she took down her video and produced the receipts.

Anyone considering laser/RLE eye surgery at Optimax be warned! They will take your money but it's tough luck if you have problems afterwards.

Trust me, there is NO Lifetime Aftercare!

NB: Dr Samuel is no longer the Optimax Medical Director.
Last Edit:16 Jun 2014 00:16 by Mr Abs
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Replied by Mr Abs on topic URGENT! FAO Optimax and Ultralase damaged patients

Posted 14 Jun 2014 16:29 #257
If you have been left with problems after surgery at Optimax or Ultralase, and are willing to talk to the press please contact me asap:
Last Edit:14 Jun 2014 17:24 by Mr Abs
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Replied by Mr Abs on topic Russell Ambrose & Privacy

Posted 11 Jun 2014 21:13 #258
Russell Ambrose complained to YouTube that his recorded conversation with Sasha Rodoy, previously heard in this video, violated his privacy. The video has now been edited in order to remove Russell’s voice in compliance with YouTube’s T&Cs.

To view the original unedited video please visit: www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=357431341072107
Last Edit:11 Jun 2014 23:40 by Mr Abs
  • Kirk

Replied by Kirk on topic Medical Director's Negligence/Part 1

Posted 07 Jun 2014 17:36 #259
Listen to Optimax Medical Director's Negligence/Part 1 in my post dated 27th May.
Last Edit:07 Jun 2014 17:38 by Kirk
  • Poirot

Replied by Poirot on topic Russell Ambrose & Privacy

Posted 07 Jun 2014 15:57 #260
Russell Ambrose is behaving like a celebrity who courts paparazzi until caught out in dubious activities they don't want splashed all over the tabloids, then screams blue murder claiming invasion of privacy.

Ambrose is a very wealthy man who has irresponsibly posted home videos of his young child playing piano on Youtube.

But now caught out with his recorded admission that the Optimax Medical Director (Dr Malcolm Samuel) is guilty of negligence, he is screaming invasion of privacy on Youtube.

As a parent, I hope I would be more concerned that I was exploiting my child and invading (even abusing) his privacy, instead of complaining about a video that has been online for 18 months!

Moreover, it sickens me to see Ambrose trying to silence anyone who speaks out honestly about their unfortunate experience at Optimax.

If you listen to the many "Optimax Ruined My Life Sasha Rodoy" videos on Youtube it is very obvious that Optical Express are not alone in their poor treatment and mismanagement of patients.
Unfortunately Optimax is not getting enough exposure to show this. :angry:
Last Edit:11 Jun 2014 23:36 by Poirot
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