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Team 21: Emma Sheldon – Laser Eye Surgery: Why Timing Is Everything

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I was so excited to be selected to be part of Team 21 and I have spent the past few weeks not only dreaming about the freedom of ditching my lenses but also already planning new looks and make-up styles to celebrate my ‘new eyes.’

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Team 21: Poppy Dinsey – Preparing To See Unaided

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A long-term ambition

I think most people who wear glasses or contacts have at some point considered getting laser eye surgery. Maybe a few years ago there were a few more questions about its safety and longevity and so on, but now it seems to be something that most of my bespectacled friends are considering having done or have had done and continue to rave about.

Every time I saved enough money for surgery though I would always find something else to spend it on, the car would need fixing or a holiday would need going on (ahem) and so the opportunity to join Team 21 really was heaven sent!

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Team 21: Stuart Bedford – Opening My Eyes For The First Time

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I’m still amazed by just how quickly a laser eye surgeon can change your life…

My surgery was over so quickly, I almost laughed when they said it was over, thinking it was some kind of surgeons’ in joke. But no, it was over.

I have to admit, my vision was clouded at first and on the walk back to my lift home, I struggled to keep my eyes open, they were just so unbelievably light-sensitive. And after a few relatively uncomfortable hours’ sleep (which is to be expected), I awoke to find the soreness already subsiding and I could perceive the results of the surgery even just lying in my bedroom.

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Team 21: Kate Williams – My Beautiful Vision: Why I’m Looking Forward To Being Free Of Contact Lenses

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As an online writer within the fashion and beauty world, everything is visual. Being a creative person, having a clear view on what’s in front of you is pretty important. I found getting contact lenses after being an occasional glasses wearer during my transition to short sighted-ness freeing enough; who knew people were supposed to see this clearly all of the time?? With this in mind, I can’t wait to get my laser eye surgery.

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Team 21: Merry Raymond – My Surgery Day: OMG! Now I Can See

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So, the day of the eye surgery has come around, pretty quickly really and my overwhelming thoughts are “this isn’t really going to happen” and any time soon someone is going to call me to say not to come in.

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