Patient Stories & Testimonials

As Europe's number 1, Optical Express surgeons perform more procedures every week than any other provider of laser eye surgery,

Our laser eye surgery patients are now enjoying freedom from glasses and contact lenses. Here are just a few of their comments and stories...

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More laser eye surgery reviews

I woke up on the day of my surgery feeling anxious, however from the moment I arrived at Optical Express I was immediately put at ease. The team was very friendly, professional and the surgery was painless (better than a visit to the dentist), what was I worrying about? The results are better than I could ever have hoped for, I just wish I had done it sooner. Oliver Martin

I was getting frustrated with my contact lenses drying up whilst using my computer in the office but I didn’t feel confident wearing my specs. After seeing the optometrist at Optical Express and being told I was suitable for laser eye surgery, I didn’t hesitate in going ahead with the procedure. I had LASIK Wavefront and I’m delighted with the results. It has boosted my confidence and I’ve never been happier with my appearance. Thank you Optical Express. Lindsay White

I wish I had it done years ago. I can see things again clearly that I never thought I would. What are you waiting for, get it done! Mark Gilmour

I’ve been considering laser eye surgery for years, after seeing the Optical Express ad on TV and learning that they are Europe’s number one laser provider, I decided to go for a free consultation at my local branch. I was so impressed by the staff and technology that I had no doubts about going ahead and booking treatment. I had LASIK Wavefront and the results are amazing, I now have better than 20/20 vision, my only regret is I waited so long. Jennifer Cooper

After 22 years of wearing glasses it is a fantastic feeling to be without them. I was really nervous before surgery, I should not have worried, the staff were fantastic, very professional and everything went so smoothly. I can now see things I couldn’t see with my glasses and I have been told I look younger! Thank you to all the staff and the surgeon, I now recommend laser to all my friends and family. Tahir Hamid

The staff were brilliant and very professional. The treatment was fast, painless and the results are better than I could ever have hoped for. I just wish I had done it years ago. Sheila Dickie

I was so, so impressed with the professionalism of this outfit. Sue and Lesley in particular were amazing and made the whole experience a pleasure. In and out of surgery in 3 minutes! 5 hours later, after a wee kip, the whole world opened up to me. No pain, no discomfort, no problems! Grant Alexander

Best thing I have ever done, wish I’d had it done a long time ago. It wasn’t painful at all, just a little uncomfortable, but not for long. It was a fabulous experience and I would definitely recommend it to anyone. The staff at Optical Express were brilliant! My thanks to all involved! Charlene Smith

Everything went really well. The staff were all so helpful and I couldn’t believe that in less than 24 hours I could see clearly - without my glasses or contact lenses! Thanks for everything Optical Express. Edith Laing

I had laser eye surgery yesterday and after 4 hours sleep I felt amazing, and my eye sight was better than ever. So glad I had it done! The staff were fantastic and very reassuring. It was the best thing I have ever done and totally pain free! Elizabeth Kelly

Simply outstanding! I have worn glasses for 25years and I cannot believe this vision I now have. Anyone thinking about it…go for it! John McDonald

Could not fault the staff at either Belfast or Glasgow for the consultation or the surgery. Everything went very smoothly and the procedure itself went very well. It was a little uncomfortable at first but straight away I could tell my vision was 100 times better. By the next morning I felt great! I wish I’d done it years ago and it was worth every penny! THANKS! Suzanne McDermott

The staff at Optical Express were great before and after surgery. I’d recommend it to anybody! I cannot believe after wearing glasses for 22 years that I can now see clearly without them. The best money I have ever spent! Thank you all very much! Fiona Grant

A correct on-sight decision by the referee ! As you can imagine good eyesight is of paramount importance to football referees, so being nearsighted meant I had to put up with the hassles and worries of contact lenses and glasses for over twenty years. Then I heard about the benefits of laser eye treatment and contacted Optical Express and my whole life changed. I just couldn’t believe that something so completely life altering could be so relatively simple. The entire process went smoothly, from my initial consultation to the follow up exam and aftercare. The professionalism and warmth of all the staff at Optical Express, from the receptionists, to the optometrists, to the surgeons, made me feel perfectly safe and confident in their ability. Any initial unease was soon dispelled and replaced by a calm, excited anticipation of what was about to take place. My sincere thanks to all the staff at Optical Express for changing my life! Having laser eye treatment at Optical Express was without a shadow of a doubt a correct on-sight decision by this referee. I would highly recommend Optical Express to anyone needing their vision corrected. Gylfi Thor Orrason, FIFA-Referee, Iceland

I had Lasik surgery on 10 August in Bristol. Everything has been carried out so professionally. The staff are both friendly and helpful. I have had no problems whatsoever. Definately no pain during or after the treatment. Very slight discomfort that's all. I could see clearly straight after surgery and haven't looked back since!! I was also needing reading glasses with my contact lenses but at present I don;t need them either. My only regret is that I didn't have it done years ago. Go on go for it! Patt Edmonds-Brown, Bristol

I had the Lasek surgery in July, in the Belfast clinic and would highly recommend it to anyone. All the staff at the clinic were so professional and made me feel very at ease. If you are thinking about it please do go for a consultation as it will change your life and you will wish you had it done years ago. Alexis McFaul

I had Lasik yesterday afternoon at Shaftesbury Avenue (London). So far I am delighted with the results. The procedure was totally painless and over in a few minutes. I had my first aftercare appointment this morning and now have better than 20/20 vision. I am delighted. I enjoyed chatting to the other patients who had just received their treatment and those about to go in. I hope their operations was as successful as mine. Mark, Shaftesbury AVe, London

I had lasik treatment in southampton last friday. amazed with the result. the staff beforehand and afterwards were friendly and helpful - nothing was too much trouble.would highly recommend this treatment and especially at the southampton branch. Keith, Southampton

I had surgery on Thursday last week and I can't believe how simple it all seemed. The people at Optical Express in Newcastle were all very friendly and informed. The surgery seemed to last about 1 or 2 minutes per eye and I was sitting drinking a cup of tea straight afterwards. (lots of tea / coffee on offer!) I cannot fault my experience at all and if you are reading this whilst considering having the treatment, GO AND BOOK YOUR CONSULTATION! It makes such a difference to your life. The surgery is so easy with no pain at all. I feel daft not having done it sooner! Thanks again to everyone in Newcastle! Brian Cain, Newcastle

I have to say from start to finish and the current follow up checks todate the experience and results are without a doubt,absolutley perfect.Credit to Stephan Klopper and his professional team involved ,and of course Carmel and Kate with their pretests and after service,thank you very much indeed. I am over the moon with my new eye sight, so glad Ive had it done and will recommend you to everyone. Nidal Saadeh

I had LASIK vision correction and my surgeon was Mr.Wayne Crewe-Brown.The results are overwhelming and i recommend the treatment to anyone that can have it.Its the cheapest place ive found,in which i paid 595 per eye,and you can pay by installments over 10 months.Many thanks to Mr.Crewe Brown and my consultant Jo,and all the staff whom were very kind and helpful at Optical Express, West Quay,SOUTHAMPTON Debra Bowers, Southampton

"I had Lasik surgery on Wednesday 21 September 2005 at Optical express Belfast. In my honest opinion it was the best money I have ever spent and has had a huge difference on my everyday life! The staff were excellent and made me feel very comfortable. Tremendous!!" Chris Ward, Belfast

“After 20 years of wearing a combination of glasses (which are extremely thick) and contact lenses which I seemed to lose every Friday night at about 2.00am!!! I booked myself in for laser surgery – the result - Amazing – If anybody reads this and feels apprehensive - Don’t worry – the staff are wonderful and put you completely at ease. Many thanks to everybody.” Sam Brown, Milton Keynes

“My surgery took place at Milton Keynes. I think the surgery i had, for laser vision correction, has been brilliant! At first is was nerve racking, but believe me it was worth it. Now I am waking up in the morning and I can see the clock. No more Contact Lenses and no more Glasses. I would recommend this to everyone who need it! The staff were very helpful. I would like to say thankyou to everyone who supported me” Kauser Shaheen, Birmingham

“What a doddle’. I can see pretty well already! The surgeon was superb and talked me through everything step by step. Unbelievable what technology can do for us humans today. I would strongly recommend this laser treatment. Gonna get my pulling shoes on next week and party…. Thank you to all the team who prepared me. New me!! New eyes!! Yippee….” Michelle Hare, Glasgow

“Before and aftercare cannot be faulted. The staff were attentive and wonderful throughout the procedure and whats more I can see as well! If not better than I did 20yrs ago, Marvellous!! And thanks for giving me back my sight!” Stephanie Callaghan, Newcastle

“I have worn contacts/glasses for nearly twenty years and the results of Lasik surgery are best described as a miracle. My vision is near perfect and the discomfort after surgery was short lived (about a day) and easily tolerable. The service from all the staff was professional, courteous and extremely friendly. I cannot recommend the procedure or The Eye Clinic enough. Very pleased. Thank you..” John Ford, Reading

“Fantastic, I could see straight away after surgery, no pain afterwards. Mr Eve and all his staff were First Class!, I have got a new lease of life!” Janice Potts, Shaftesbury Ave

“Just a quick note to thank everyone in the team. I was very nervous about the treatment and everyone made me feel at ease. I would recommend this treatment to anyone as even after a day I can feel this will make a big difference to my life. I would like to say thank you to Teresa and the nurse who held my hand during surgery. Thanks again..” Nicola Slender, Southampton

“Would recommend it to anyone! And have been! Wish it had been available to me years ago, I cannot believe the difference it has made not only to my sight, but to my confidence. The staff have all been wonderful – no problems in any areas at all. Thank you.” Marilyn Carmichael, Manchester

“Thanks to all the staff for being so understanding & reassuring, less than 24 hours later - it is unbelievable that my sight is restored.... and totally without pain!.” Chris Gordon, Bristol

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