Laser Eye SurgeryDecember 2020
Jodie struggled with her glasses for years before finally deciding to opt for laser eye surgery when she started training as a midwife. Having to wear face coverings throughout her 13-hour shifts meant that her glasses would continuously steam up, and this started to impact on her work.
“I’m training as a midwife now, so especially with what’s going on with Covid-19 it has been a nightmare. My glasses are steaming up all the time, so trying to deliver a baby isn’t the easiest thing to do. That’s the main reason I went with laser eye surgery,” she explains.
Jodie’s mother had previously had laser eye surgery, and so reassured her ahead of her surgery appointment: “My mum had said ‘It’s fine, it’s not that bad!’. So, I thought if my mum can have it, then I’ll be fine.” She was also made to feel at ease by staff members at the Optical Express clinic in Meadowhall, from the very first meeting at her consultation to eventually being treated by one of our surgeons: “Everyone was so lovely, it was great. They made me feel really comfortable and were genuinely interested in what I had to say. It made me feel at ease.”
Jodie is now delighted with her results and was surprised to find that her vision had already massively improved within just 24 hours after surgery. She is looking forward to returning to work and is relieved to know that she won’t have to worry about her glasses steaming up anymore. “Delivering babies and actually being able to see properly what I’m doing, I think that’s the main thing I’m looking forward to,” she says.
When asked if she would recommend Optical Express to friends and family, Jodie didn’t hesitate: “I would recommend Optical Express to friends and family because they looked after me really well, made me feel comfortable, and made me feel safe, especially in the times of Covid-19. And the results are just amazing! I can tell already that it’s one of the best things I have ever done, definitely.”