Patient Reviews

“It was just like a miracle. It’s probably the best thing I’ve ever done.”


Laser Eye Surgery
December 2020

Nina wore glasses and contact lenses since she was 12 years old, but decided to opt for laser eye surgery while on a holiday to Cyprus. Frustrated with not being able to spend much time in the pool with her kids, and struggling with wearing her glasses while sunbathing, she realised that poor vision was having too big an impact on her life.

“It impacts quite a lot, especially when I go to spas and things like that, I can’t wear contact lenses because my eyes get really dry from the sauna. Just the inconvenience of having to put them in every morning, take them out at night, it was a bit of a nuisance to be honest.”

While Nina had struggled with her contact lenses and glasses during every single holiday she has been on, having to deal with irritated, dry eyes while on her latest holiday in Cyprus was the last straw.  She finally decided to book a consultation at Optical Express to find out if she was a suitable candidate for laser eye surgery: “I say it every single holiday that I’ve been on; ‘Oh I’ll go for laser eye surgery, I’ll go for an appointment’, but it was the last holiday and spending time with the kids, having lenses in and they got really dry, that was the final straw for me. I just thought I’m going to go for it.”

As several of her friends had already received laser eye surgery at Optical Express, Nina felt more excited than nervous when arriving at her local clinic in Newcastle. She was surprised with how quick, simple, and easy the procedure was, and was delighted to find that staff members took the time to talk her through each of the stages: “I wasn’t expecting it to be so quick and easy, and so simple. The time in the clinic was so quick and smooth, and everybody was so friendly. The surgeon was brilliant and walked me through everything. The girl who was putting eye drops in talked me through what they were going to do, and it just kept me at ease.”

Having achieved better than 20/20 vision, Nina was delighted to find that she can now see fine details that she wasn’t able to see when wearing her contact lenses or glasses, referring to it as a miracle. Over the moon with her results, she is excited to start experiencing life with her new-found visual freedom: “Just waking up in the morning and being able to see everything without the hassle of putting glasses or contact lenses in. Everything is just perfect.”

Nina wouldn’t hesitate to recommend laser eye surgery at Optical Express to her friends and family, commenting: “It’s probably the best thing I’ve ever done. I’ve got a new pair of eyes and I can see. So yes, I would definitely recommend it. I feel absolutely amazing, being able to see is just probably the best thing you could ever do.”