My name is Sue Wagstaffe and I’m 65 and I’m retired. Before I retired I started in banking and I had a self-catering company with a friend and I’ve just been involved in charity work really since then, working at the Crosshouse Hospital. Well, my main hobby is gardening and I am the Chairman of the Gardening Club in Stewarton, but that doesn’t mean to say I know everything about gardening. I enjoy reading and walking my dog, which means that I’m out every day and I love my crossword. I buy the paper really for the crossword.
I was very short sighted and have been since I was a teenager. I had contact lenses when I was 21 and wore them basically all the time until the last few years when I had dry eyes and had to wear my glasses a lot, a lot more. I do think glasses are, in this day and age, I think they’re brilliant. Some of the designs are wonderful, but from my point of view I just prefer to have had this treatment because I’ve been looking to have it for probably the last 20 years, so I thought it’s about time.
I choose Optical Express because I had seen quite a lot of advertisements and I’d seen television advertisements and I went to see them and they proved to be the best.
I have to say they were brilliant from the first initial enquiry. I had all the information I needed and went home and thought about it, went back for a consultation and every step of the way has been easy.
The only thing that I think I felt uncomfortable about was would it work. I did think age might have been something to consider, but no, it’s been great. There’s every opportunity to speak to the surgeon, which I did actually before I had the procedure, you know, at one of my visits and there didn’t seem to be any problem with that at all. Once I was there, I mean, it was just straightforward and 20 minutes, it’s just amazing.
It was just like magic because it had, it had worked. It was instant. As soon as I got up, you know, I could see across the room which, clearly, you know, without all the haze. Yes, it was, it was really magic, so I was quite, quite elated.
I really was fortunate I didn’t have any pain. It was a wee bit of discomfort and you’re given goggles to wear when you’re in bed because you may have the tendency to rub your eye, but even that wasn’t invasive, which I thought it would be. So a week afterwards it was almost as if it had always been, so very natural.
Immediately. I have to say that because it was. He did say when you’ve, when you get up you will see long distance and I did and it was wonderful. I don’t have any regrets at all. It was a very simple procedure really, much more so than I’d anticipated. There was very little pain, most, a wee bit of discomfort, but no, I certainly wouldn’t hesitate and I wouldn’t hesitate to encourage anyone else to have it done.