Testimonials | Scope Ophthalmics
Hylo Tear
HYLO® -Tear

A preservative-free eye drop containing 0.1% Sodium Hyaluronate which provides long lasting, soothing relief for all forms of dry eye. Supplied in a unique, multi-dose 10ml bottle containing 300 guaranteed equal drops.

WHAT OUR SUPPLIERS are SAYING

I recommend Hycosan to all my dry eye patients as it is a sterile, preservative-free, long-lasting solution. It can be used for 6 months after opening and application is very easy.
It is also useful for people working in dry, dusty, air-conditioned environments or those using a computer all day.  Hycosan alleviates the burning, foreign body sensations associated with dry eye and provides good, long-lasting lubrication without blurring of vision. I use the drops myself so can give my patients first-hand experience of their efficacy. 

Contact lens wearers find Hycosan particularly beneficial, enabling increased lubrication for both hard and soft lenses, so making contact lens wear more comfortable. It does not form any deposits in the eye. As the solution is preservative-free, there should be no allergic reactions. There should be a 30 minute interval after using Hycosan before instilling any other prescribed eye drops. I usually recommend the red bottle, Hycosan Extra, but advise the green bottle, Hycosan Plus for post-operative/ traumatic eye conditions or more severe dry eye. My recommendation to the patient is to use the drops every few hours initially, until acute symptoms subside, then three times a day on a regular basis. I also advise a GP consultation if there is no improvement in symptoms after a week. As a dry eye sufferer myself, I have tried many other comparable products but can honestly say that Hycosan is the best.

Janet Dean (Optometrist); Alan Miller Optometrists

The Hycosan range of products has given me the ability to advise patients suffering from dry eyes, in a more structured and professional manor  than I had been able previously.
I can now offer three levels of treatment formulations with either the blue, red or green drops plus the gel for use at night and the lid scrubs for blepharitis. I know that the drops are more effective than my previous offer and the fact that they come preservative free with a special air tight bottle is attractive to patients, despite the relatively high price. I now feel that I have a product worth prescribing and I am more willing to treat patients at the practice rather than refer to the GP who will either offer an inferior product on NHS prescription or refer into secondary care with all the inconvenience to the patient and cost to the NHS.

Alan Miller; Owner, Alan Miller Optometrists

The Hycosan range of products has given me the ability to advise patients suffering from dry eyes, in a more structured and professional manor  than I had been able previously.
I can now offer three levels of treatment formulations with either the blue, red or green drops plus the gel for use at night and the lid scrubs for blepharitis. I know that the drops are more effective than my previous offer and the fact that they come preservative free with a special air tight bottle is attractive to patients, despite the relatively high price. I now feel that I have a product worth prescribing and I am more willing to treat patients at the practice rather than refer to the GP who will either offer an inferior product on NHS prescription or refer into secondary care with all the inconvenience to the patient and cost to the NHS.

Sohail Hakim BSc (Hons) MCOptom, FBDO; Alan Miller Optometrists

“Just wanted to let you know that the Hycosan Plus and Extra have received tremendous patient feedback. We tend to recommend the Hycosan Extra more. Patients have commented that other drops have given them little relief, but the Hycosan formulation has really helped managed their symptoms. We've had plenty of repeat business.”

Arun – Billericay Visionplus Ltd T/A Specsavers Opticians

“Jane Smellie Opticians has been stocking Hycosan, Ocusoft and Vitapos for several months now and we have had a lot of positive feedback from our patients. It is lovely to be able to offer patients such a good range of preservative free ocular lubricants. The Vitapos gel, as a preservative free option has been a huge success for patients who need a very viscous product for severe dry eye or patients who want to use a viscous lubricant for lasting relief at night time. The Hycosan range has proved very popular with patients due to the lasting comfort achieved and also the clever bottle design; many patients have commented positively on ease of application. As a practitioner, it is great to be able to offer the compleye applicator for patients who struggle to instil eye drops for example patients with arthritis in the hands. As a specialist practice, we see many complicated cases, many patients post eye surgery and many patients with Epithelial damage from severe dry eye syndrome; Hycosan Plus is a great product for this group of patients due to the healing support qualities. At Jane Smellie Opticians, we have just purchased the BlephEx product and we are looking forward to introducing this to our dry eye clinics for patients with Demodex related Blepharitis.  

Alex Cook @ Jane Smellie Opticians

"Having Iain and the Scope Opthalmic products on board, has revolutionised our accessories stand. We have NEVER had an accessory that has sold as well as these do. The positive feedback and high resale of these products tell us that the product works extremely well. However the training and support offered by Iain means our staff are 100% confident with discussing and demonstrating the drops or creams with all our patients. Throughout the day i constantly overhear staff confidently discussing and promoting products such as Hycosan and Vita POS with our patients.  The products are so good many patients have since returned with friends, family members and work colleagues to buy these products.

I would like to thank Iain and the team for providing us with a fantastic range of products, and to thank him for all the support and training he has given over the past couple of years. We will certainly be using Scope for many years to come.”

Matt Gawn (Store Manager) Specsavers Horsham

“Having now had the Hycosan range in store, customer feedback has been very positive and most customers have felt that the drops are better / effective than other artificial drops that they have used in the past.”
“The Optometrists are keen to recommend the product as the drops are preservative free and there is range of artificial tears dependent on the severity of the symptoms, with the 6 month expiry date.”
“Scope as a supplier have been extremely efficient and the training and support that Iain has been provided has been excellent.”

Badrinath Mohandas BSc (Hons) FBDO; Director Specsavers Uckfield

“Hemel Hempstead Specsavers were introduced to the Hycosan range a couple of years ago now and we have had great success with the products. Paul came into store and ran a training session to all our team regarding the products which really helped us to confidently recommend them to our customers. They are easy to use and give extremely effective results to dry eye customers. We also then progressed to using the Ocusoft products and these also have been greatly appreciated by our customers. We have found both products to be practice builders and have customers that return to us again and again as they know they get great relief at an affordable price.”

“We highly recommend the Hycosan range.”

Samantha Marsh, Operations Manager, Hemel Hempstead Specsavers

"It is always a pleasure dealing with Scope Ophthalmics. I know that their representative (Lisa) is just a phone-call or email away and is always willing to help. Scope offer us a full range of simple but highly effective products to help our patients with their dry eyes. It never ceases to amaze me how such a 'small' problem can severely impact on a person's quality of life. Reducing the discomfort, or pain, a person may be experiencing due to their dry eyes is not always easy but is a rewarding challenge and one our patients are very appreciative towards us for undertaking. Whether our dry-eye therapies involve lubrication (Hycosan or Vitapos), omega eye supplements or the new BlephEx in-clinic treatment it is important that as eye-care professionals we keep on top of what is available to us to help an ever-increasing proportion of the population that suffer with dry eye. Thank you Scope Ophthalmics"

Anthony Optom @ Ross Maskell ? Opticians Altrincham

“Great products from scope ophthalmics. Paul has been very helpful in providing training and product knowledge to both the professional and non-professional staff. Now most our patients with either dry eyes or blepharitis are treated effectively with the products provided by scope. This has led to repeat custom and better management for specific ocular conditions.”

Manoj Patel

“We at Jane Smellie Opticians have been using Scope to supply us with the Hycosan family of products for a while now, and I do believe it to be the best options for patients with dry eye. The staff from Scope are extremely helpful, they not only gave us training to help us practioners understand the benefits of their products, but also they gave us training techniques that we can show directly to patients to also demonstrate their benefits. Lisa and all staff representatives are always happy to help, and are always happy to provide full size samples for patients due to their confidence in their range of products and its effectivity. They have also provided patient information guides for their products and extra Dry Eye, Blepharitis instruction leaflets to make our job educating patients that much easier. It’s a testament to Scope’s dedication to providing eyecare practioners with new revolutionary products and services, that they supply Hycosan Extra, which has one of the highest concentrations of Sodium Hyaluronate on the market, which patients can really tell the difference when another drop was initially prescribed without enough effect.

“With Scope’s strong ambition to go that bit further in Optical Supplies and meeting patients needs, they immediately shared the first and only consulting-room clinical treatment for blepharitis with us, which is the not yet well known Bleph-Ex treatment. Yet again, Scope gave us more tools to demonstrate to asymptomatic patients the clinical signs that we can see by providing the Scope Bleph-cam which has a diverse range of settings for magnification and accessibility, which can only be beaten by state of the art modern slit lamps.“

“Lisa and Scope themselves are always happy to help, with a free customer helpline service team, including an in-house nutritionist, whom are efficient and polite. As a practitioner working in a specialist practice, it is reassuring to know that our optical supply companies are listening to us and always trying to provide a suitable option to match our ever changing and growing patient needs.”

Neema @ Jane Smellie Opticians