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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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Winning Laser Eye Surgery: Charlotte’s Story

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It was on a Friday afternoon after a terrible week that I got the call to say I had won laser eye surgery with Optical Express. I was over the moon and pretty shocked as I’m not that lucky usually and had been plucking up the courage for years to go for it!

My consultation in Tunbridge Wells went really well and everyone was so kind and reassuring.

I wondered if, as my treatment was free I would get given the basic treatment, but I was prescribed Lasik with Wavefront for which I’m very grateful and excited!  I had been quite nervous but Ugo, the Specialist Refractive Optometrist was brilliant, answering all my questions and I left feeling reassured.

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Laser Eye Surgery: Are You A Suitable Candidate?

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The most frequently asked question by people who are considering laser eye surgery is “am I suitable?” There are many reasons why laser eye surgery may not be suitable for you but for the vast majority it is perfectly suitable. In fact, over 95% of people who wear contact lenses or glasses are in fact suitable for treatment. Many feel that age is a barrier to undergoing the treatment, or feel that their eyesight is so bad without glasses that they won’t experience any improvement. This however is not the case and a thorough eye examination will be able to confirm your suitability.

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The Facts! 12 Laser Eye Surgery Myths Busted

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As laser eye surgery continues to increase in popularity, we look at 12 myths that continue to surround the procedure in order to separate the fiction from the fact. Over 95% of patients are suitable for a refractive procedure. However, many feel that due to a myth they have heard from someone along the way, the procedure is not suitable for them. Outlined here are some myths that people often researching the procedure come across.

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Becoming An Optical Express Winner: Annette’s Story (Part 2)

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It’s been over five weeks since having laser surgery with Optical Express in Ballsbridge, Dublin and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I now have better than 20:20 vision which I find incredible. I have heard some people say that they still reach for their glasses in the morning, but as a past contact lens wearer I didn’t experience that. But what stands out for me is that I can distinctly see car registrations from further away when I’m driving and I have to constantly remind myself that I am not wearing contact lenses.

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Tips for Healthy Eyes

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Never use old make-up

Never use old make-up on your eyes, share eye make-up or use old wands in new products as these increase the risk of infection. We have had patients suffering with eye infections from applying out-of-date eye-liner and make-up, so give your make-up bag an overhaul and throw out old mascara and eye liner after six months.