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Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:22 am

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Hey guys,

I was wondering how we as a group could best market the fact that this website exists. As the number of registered users grows, it only helps everyone involved.

Can you imagine how many people out there don't know about this great site. And how much help has it been to all of us. Not only would having more users help those people but it would help all of us as we would have more experiences to pull from.

I've thought about how we could get "business cards" to all of the ocularists around the world. Obviously, this is a big undertaking and maybe I'm being unrealistic, but you would think there's got to be some way to let people know about the site.

What is the best way to reach one-eyed people ... through ocularists I would think. Anyone have any financially feasible ideas.

Malmal



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Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:27 am

 

Your idea is a very good one and in fact I mentioned to my ocularist about this site the last two times I've seen him. I've told him all about it and he thinks it's wonderful! Not to mention the fact that I plugged his business a a couple of times. I told him he should tell his patients about it. Business cards seem like a great idea or maybe even a flyer promoting it. I'm going back to get further adjustments and I'm going to discuss this more with him. This site really could be a blessing to many as it has to us. Take care.



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Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:10 pm


If you create something to promote the LostEye.com site, I would be happy to have it at my booth when I attend the National Ocularists Conference this coming October in Chicago.

Cindy from SonicBrite



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Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:12 pm

 

Since this website was created by Jay, I think it's only appropriate that any ideas would need to meet his approval. I know that when you "google" anything about an artificial eye, losteye.com is near the top of the list, so this site does have good search engines, and it's not very hard to find. I'm sure that Jay wouldn't have any objections to anyone promoting the purchase of his book.. :D

I have given this website address to my ocularist and invited him to join. I also expressed the need for ocularists to join and answer any questions that our members may have. He said he would check it out, but so far I haven't seen any postings from him. I'm not sure why ocularists seem reluctant in joining. This is the third ocularists that I have mentioned this site to, and no one has joined. This is very disappointing to know that my ocularists does not take the time nor the interest in devoting some of their time to help out. Since they deal with people like us every day maybe they are sick of hearing about our problems. I really don't have a clue why they don't participate.



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Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:59 am

 
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Hi; i agree that Jay should be involved re marketing; I also gave the site to my occulist and eye specialist and I know they tell other patients; my eye specialist checks the site but I think for legal reasons (?) he doesn't post; cheers Vera

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Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:14 am

 

Like most of us I suspect, I found the site when I got home after my operation. I have passed details on to both my ocularist and the Eye and Ear Hospital in Dublin where I had my surgery.

Business cards would be a great idea - Perhaps via sponsorship deals or whatever. If that could be arranged, I'd be quite happy to co-ordinate getting the cards to Dublin.

The other thing I've been mulling over in my head is writing a pamphlet which could be distributed to people in the hospital who are about to lose an eye, and obviously if that ever happens, this site will feature prominently.

The other thing of course is the site isn't just about those of us who have physically lost eyes, it can also be a source for people who have both eyes but monocular vision, and details could be posted to opthalmologists and other profesionals as well.

I can imagine Jay reading these posts and thinking "Bloody hell, what do these people want to get me into now?" :shock: :lol:



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Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:34 pm

 

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I can imagine Jay reading these posts and thinking "Bloody hell, what do these people want to get me into now?"


That's funny!!! :lol: :lol: You're probably right.



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Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:41 pm

 

joyce wrote:
I'm not sure why ocularists seem reluctant in joining.

I can quite understand why ocularists don't join. In their free time I should imagine they want to think about something else. If they deal with patients' problems day in and day out they'll soon become too tired to do the job properly. Rather that they have some time off to forget about eyes so that they are back refreshed for their day job.



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Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:31 pm

 

While that may be true, I was referring to the 3 ocularists that I have been to. Not all ocularists work 5 days a week. The ones that I have seen only work 2 to 3 days a week. But with what they charge, I can understand why they can take so much time off work. I'm sure that one of them could spare an hour of their time once a week or so to answer a few questions. Some people get too self-absorbed with themselves and forget about helping others. I hope that I never fall that low.



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Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:17 am


In my honest opinion, I think personal word of mouth is the best. Sure, business cards or pamphlets would be great but there are people who might feel like we're shoving the site down their throats and may actually turn away from it. Yes, we've each found this site and although we may wish we found it sooner, we found it right when we needed it. I've told my ocularist about it, she's visited the site and she has passed the information along to others. Just my opinion.

DJ.



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Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:27 pm

 

But quite another matter , ehh I think as many of you does we should expand this site so in a few years everyone from china via europe to whole america knows this site and furthermore I think It would be great to get this site as notably as possibly in order to give Jay a chance to be honored with some kind of award (I dont know what ,maybe it sounds kind of silly but I guess Jay deserves something for having brought this site into being .



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Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:35 pm

 
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Hi guys and gals; just a thought; why dont we all bombard the Oprah show at the same time telling her about Jay and what he has done for us all; her TV program goes all around the world; and she is always interested in special interest stories; cheers Vera

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Sat Aug 11, 2007 2:28 am

 
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While I very much appreciate the kind thoughts, I didn't do any of this for personal recognition (though if anybody wants to write Oprah, what the hey! :wink: ).

I would like get something about the site out to the eye clinics surgeons who do the enucleation surgery so that they can tell their patients about this site. If anybody has any ideas, let me know.

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Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:07 am


I liked the idea about Ophra - go for it !
Marie



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Tue Aug 21, 2007 4:57 pm

 
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i say nay to the oprah idea.

i think we could get much more entertaining recognition from a Jerry Springer special.

just think ""my wife left me for a cyclops""... its got movie magic written all over it. :lol:

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Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:35 am

 
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Hi; I think Oprah is better than Springer (she is sued less!! :lol: )
My eye specialist goes to an ""eye"" convention (in USA); maybe Jay could ""volunteer"" to be a guest speaker; then we all email Oprah!! and .....
Rukus if ever I get to Canada I'll visit with u; u have such a great sense of humour!! cheers Vera

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