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Retired PA, Julia May (68) started to notice her vision deteriorating around her mid-40s when wearing glasses became an everyday necessity.
Julia, from Northampton, says: “It really was a nuisance having bad eyesight. Simple things like showering became a chore because I couldn’t distinguish the shampoo from the conditioner”.
Physicist Enrico Massa wasn’t taking any chances when offered the opportunity to win free laser eye surgery.
Having won a free procedure in a competition held by Optical Express during an event in London’s Westfield Shopping Centre, Enrico was quick to book himself in for a consultation.
I wanted to be able to see – see clearly – without messing about with spectacles and contact lenses. I was fed up with losing them, sitting on them, dropping them and paying for them. The solution was simple, I knew. Optical Express would wave their magic wand and voila! New eyes! (well, new lenses anyway.) My local pharmacist had recommended them, what could go wrong? I made an appointment and went to see them at the local centre in Nottingham. I had the checks, watched the videos, listened to the science and, a couple of hours later, the paperwork and explanations and pre-surgery arrangements were made.
I have been wearing specs since my teens and the idea that I may never need them again is alien to me, yet that is precisely what seems to be happening – as you read this I am recovering from laser eye surgery and feel confident I can pack away my glasses and contact lenses for good.
Immediately after the operation, even with the slight blurring, I was able to read previously illegible posters several yards away.
And it is getting better by the day. I was warned my eyes would probably stream as I chopped onions once the anaesthetic wore off, but nothing of the sort.
Its been over three years since I had my laser eye surgery with Optical Express, and my eyesight is still brilliant. I was one of the many people who only a few hours after surgery had such amazing results I kept thinking to myself “Why hadn’t I done this sooner?”