Each year we treat thousands of people for laser eye surgery, and earlier this year, celebrity bodybuilder and media personality, Jodie Marsh finally overcame her fear of having her eyes treated and is now enjoying the benefits of 20/20 vision.
Having worked hard on transforming her body through both surgery and a strict exercise regime, Jodie has always had reservations about surgery on her eyes. She’s never publically spoken about her vision before, but Jodie has in fact worn glasses and contact lenses for over 20 years, slipping on her first pair of spectacles aged just 11.
She told us, “It’s well-known that I’m no stranger when it comes to surgery, but I just couldn’t get my head around having surgery on my eyes. However, once I understood exactly what was involved and the benefits, it was a no-brainer. In under a minute with no pain at all, the procedure was completed and I now have perfect vision.”
“My only regret is that I didn’t explore it properly sooner, which means I’ve wasted years struggling with contacts and glasses. The moral of the story is, don’t let unfounded fears hold you back from exploring life changing opportunities!”
Jodie came to see us for an initial consultation where we tested her eyes, talked her through the procedure and answered her questions. Within a few weeks, she found herself back at our Bluewater clinic in Kent, undergoing treatment.
On the big day, Jodie also took to Twitter (@JodieMarsh) to tell her 614,000 followers all about her surgery, explaining that her love of biking was one of her key reasons for going ahead.
She says, “Now I’ve got perfect vision I didn’t know why I didn’t do it sooner. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done, ever!”