Hi there, my name is Sara Cuthbertson, and I work in Optical Express in Silverburn Shopping Centre, and I’m an optical assistant. I’ve been working here since August, 2009, and I just had my laser surgery treatment on the 16th of February 2010. Before the surgery I was very dependent on my glasses, I had to wear them all the time. My prescription was about a -5.50 in each eye which is quite a high prescription. It meant that I was always having to wear glasses or contact lenses so laser surgery was an option for me.
Didn’t really know much about the surgery before I started working here – I’d always just assumed that glasses and contact lenses were destined for me for life, until a friend of mine, who actually works here as well, on the surgery team, recommended getting the surgery done.
He talked me through the consultation, got me booked in, and I saw the optometrist, and they told me all the things I needed to know about the surgery, told me I would see the biggest improvement with my vision because – being so dependent on my glasses I would basically not need them every again which was great!
Now that I’ve had the surgery done it’s been absolutely amazing. I have a whole new lease on life. I can do so many more things, I don’t have to worry about contacts or glasses anymore, so it’s been absolutely fantastic.