What is Laser Eye Surgery?

What is Laser Eye Surgery?

Laser eye surgery is a procedure that improves your vision and gives you freedom from glasses and contact lenses. At Optical Express our patients tell us how much their quality of life has improved following the procedure and that they cannot believe they have not had laser eye surgery carried out sooner.

Over 22 million laser eye surgery procedures have been carried out worldwide helping to change people's lives for the better. 

What is Laser Eye Surgery - Family


Many parents tell us what an active life they have with their children and feel they are more prone to breaking their glasses or losing one of their contact lenses whilst playing with their children. New parents tell us they have added peace of mind knowing they can go to their crying child's side in the middle of the night without having to find and put on their glasses. Most parents that have had laser eye surgery find that, with regards to their family life, they are able to relax more and enjoy being in their children's company.

What is Laser Eye Surgery - Holidays


Our patients tell us that going on holiday before having laser eye surgery was an added hassle, especially when they travelled abroad. Not only did they worry about forgetting their glasses, contact lenses and prescription sunglasses, they also worried about getting sand or sun cream in their eyes and irritating their lenses. Having laser eye surgery lets you wear the sunglasses you've always wanted and allows you to be more spontaneous; from deciding to take a dip in the sea without worrying about losing a contact lens, to going on an adventure holiday without the added burden of having to carry and change your contact lenses or glasses every day.

What is Laser Eye Surgery - Work


With more companies installing air conditioning in their office buildings, many contact lens wearers complain about their lenses drying out, especially those that work in front of a computer screen all day. Laser eye surgery removes this problem and provides freedom from the constraints of glasses or contact lenses at work.

What is Laser Eye Surgery - Sport


For those who enjoy an active lifestyle, laser eye surgery alleviates the hassle of glasses and contact lenses. Our patients have told us that they now enjoy not having to worry about losing a contact lens in the swimming pool or whilst playing contact sports such as football and rugby. Our patients that are cycling enthusiasts and keen runners have told us that laser eye surgery has helped make a major difference in their lives. Many sports personalities have come to Optical Express for their laser eye surgery procedure and have been delighted with their visual outcome.

What is Laser Eye Surgery - Everyday Life

Everyday Life

Laser eye surgery is a positive and life changing experience that can improve many aspects of everyday life. The list is endless. Imagine, for example, being able to open your eyes in the morning and see the alarm clock without having to fumble for your glasses. Having a laser eye surgery procedure has also helped some of our previous spectacle wearing patients improve their driving skills as they now have better peripheral vision.

Laser Eye Surgery

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