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First Dates Star, Fred Sirieix talks about his lens replacement surgery experience

Optical Express had the pleasure of welcoming First Dates Star and TV personality Fred Sirieix to the London Westfield clinic for lens replacement surgery this August.

"As a restaurateur, customer service consultant and TV presenter my eyes are regularly subjected to continuous focus, from reading scripts and menus, to checking my emails and using my laptop for work, resulting in eye strain.

I began to wear reading glasses when I was 43 years old and found that it became increasingly difficult to continue my work without them.

I first came to hear about Laser Eye Surgery and the benefits it could have through one of my friends, who told me he could see much better, which is one of the reasons why I came to Optical Express.

When I arrived for my consultation, my surgeon told me I was more suitable for Lens Replacement Surgery and I was provided with all the information I needed to make an informed decision.

The operation went really well, it was a little scary but I was with a team of professionals, so felt completely at ease. My children were really amused at how red my eyes were after the surgery, and I still had markings above my eye so it made them laugh.

Since undergoing the procedure. Gradually, my eyes adjusted and my sight has improved day by day. My vision is a lot brighter, I can see colours I have never seen before and everything in so much detail – like the X-Men! 

I was really pleased with the service I have received from the team at Optical Express – my surgeon was excellent, having performed over 80,000 procedures, so I was confident I was in safe hands.

I’m really looking forward to the freedom of living life without glasses and would recommend Optical Express. Their care and due diligence is second to none."

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