Laser Eye Surgery May 2023
At 11 years old, Soraia knew her vision wasn't great but exactly how bad was confirmed after attending an eye examination and realising she couldn't read the lines. She remembers looking to the side and her mum started crying.
Originally from Portugal, Soraia, had been wearing her glasses or contact lenses for the past 20 years. She first started wearing glasses when she was 11 years old, but after suffering “actual physical pain” with headaches and migraines caused by straining her eyes, Soraia knew there was something more to be done.
Her mum took her to see an optometrist and was surprised at how bad Soraia’s vision really was. Soraia’s mother commented, “Honestly it’s so horrible. The letters are so big and you cannot read them. I cannot believe you cannot read that really big letter on the board”.
Soriaia didn’t like to wear her glasses as she found them uncomfortable and the enjoyment of playing with her dog was impacted when he would knock her glasses off or they would end up “dug into my nose”. It was at this point when her dog broke her glasses that Soraia decided it was time to get rid of them and just wanted “to be able to see without any help”.
She attended her free no obligation consultation at our Peterborough clinic, where they advised her that LASIK iDesign is the best solution for her, which she had in the Cambridge clinic. Soraia mentioned that the “staff were fantastic; they were really great with me” and she felt so comfortable that she could ask anything.
We asked Soraia about her surgery experience and she said she couldn’t “believe how quick the recovery was”. She was delighted to hear from her optometrist that she now has 20|20 vision and is able to play with her dog without any concerns or worries anymore.
Another benefit that delighted Soraia was “the fact that I don’t have to wear contact lenses again so I will not be producing more plastic.” Sustainability and caring for our environment is important to Soraia, commenting that “I’m pleased that I’m not contributing to that terrible impact anymore.”
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