Patient Reviews

"I just think the things I do will now be a lot more enjoyable."


Laser Eye Surgery
July 2021

Fond of sports and outdoor activities such as hiking and camping, Tom found that poor vision was having a major impact on his day-to-day life. With glasses being an inconvenience and his contact lenses often resulting in a loss of focus, for example when he was out in wet weather conditions, he was keen to opt for a solution that would be more suitable to his active lifestyle. Booking in for a free consultation at Optical Express, he was glad to learn that he was a suitable candidate for laser eye surgery.

“It’s just the hindrance of having to think, whatever activity you’re going to participate in, the first thing you think about is seeing. Going away with the kids for a bit of camping, the last thing I want to think about is to have dirty hands around the campfire and you’re trying to straighten the contact lens up. It’s those kind of things that have got on top of me the last 12 months,” he explains. Deciding that enough was enough, Tom booked in for laser eye surgery at our state-of-the-art clinic in Cardiff.

Often feeling uncomfortable in clinical environments, Tom felt slightly nervous in the run-up to his appointment but was relieved to find that the entire process had been quick and pain-free. Waking up the morning after surgery, his vision had already improved to the point where he no longer needed his glasses. “I had a look out the garden, seen the birds on the table and I thought “This is what it’s about”. The biggest thing for me is the clarity and the depth of my vision,” he says.

While Tom had never let poor eyesight stop him from doing what he loves, he is glad to know that he can now enjoy his favourite activities with hassle-free vision. Looking forward to exploring the great outdoors without his glasses and contact lenses holding him back, he commented: “I just think the things I do and enjoy will now be a lot more enjoyable, that’s the main thing.”

Delighted with his newfound visual freedom, Tom wouldn’t hesitate to recommend laser eye surgery at Optical Express to others struggling with poor vision. “I would definitely recommend Optical Express to friends and family because of the process from start to finish. From the application I did online, apprehensively, got in, got the consultation and I think it’s about eight weeks and here I am glasses-free. It’s changed everything,” he comments.