However, before meeting with the Optical Express surgeon, the academic scientist prepared a list of well-researched questions about laser eye surgery.
“I researched a lot and asked many questions as I’m a scientist myself, so I wanted to be completely satisfied that I understood the whole process.”
“In the end the surgeon explained everything”, he said, “I really felt confident to go for it after that.”
While studying towards a PhD in nanophotonics, Enrico battled the daily annoyance of looking through a microscope in glasses, and the surgery has marked “a very big improvement” in his working life.
Having suffered eye problems from a young age Enrico gave up wearing contact lenses at 14 due to the discomfort and tiredness they caused, and has been wearing glasses ever since. However, at just 28, Enrico didn’t want to endure a lifetime behind lenses.
His strong optical prescription and steady deterioration of eyesight were factors in deciding to undergo the laser eye surgery and rid himself of glasses forever.
These combined factors left no doubt in the pragmatic physicist’s mind about getting the surgery, and he couldn’t have been happier about his decision.