Hi, I’m Mo Mathew. I am 53 years old. I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon working for the NHS.
I suffered from a moderate degree of short-sightedness, myopia. My right eye had a prescription of -4.5 to begin with and my left eye was about -1.75 and I also had astigmatism, both eyes.
I opted for the Lasik Advanced CustomVue with IntraLase. It cost me about £3,300 for both eyes. I opted to pay by direct debit because it’s easy to, to manage these payments, over the, over 12 months basically.
Oh, night and day. I don’t need glasses except to read. I follow my hobby of nature and wildlife photography without the need for, you know, stopping to wipe my spectacle lenses when they get wet or fogged up. I can swim without the need for glasses. You know, it does make a difference, a big difference.
What really surprised me was that the whole procedure, I’m talking about … to both eyes took less than 20 minutes. In fact my wife was surprised when I walked out because, you know, she had timed me going in and coming out and it was less than 20 minutes.
Freedom from glasses. You need to be a spectacle user and a chronic one at that, to realise the benefits of laser eye surgery.