Lens Replacement SurgeryApril 2021
Suffering from short-sightedness since he was a teenager, Wayne relied on contact lenses until his mid-30s, when he decided to opt for laser eye surgery. Finding that his vision had started to deteriorate again in recent years, however, he was eager to find a vision correction solution that would prevent him from needing glasses. With additional laser eye surgery not being an option due to his age, he was delighted to learn about revolutionary lens replacement surgery available at Optical Express.
“In my 30s I had laser eye surgery which benefitted me immensely, it was fantastic. But then it started to deteriorate these last few years and when I went to the initial consultation, the option on the table was lens replacement surgery, which I just found gobsmacking. The techniques employed are just amazing,” he explains.
Initially looking to improve his distance vision, Wayne was delighted when he learned that lens replacement surgery can also be used to remove cataracts: “I was initially looking to improve my distance eyesight, but then this bit of a bombshell dropped on the matt, and I thought ‘Why not cure two things at the same time?’.” Aware that the NHS was under pressure due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, he was glad to know that by opting for private treatment, he could play a small role in relieving the burden. “If you wait for the NHS, they’ve got their hands full. So, if you can afford this route, go for it,” he comments.
Throughout his journey with Optical Express, Wayne has been continuously impressed with the care and service he received from the teams at our Stoke-On-Trent and Bridgewater clinics: “The people were very friendly and informative and couldn’t have been better. The surgeon that did the procedure, Dr Pedro, was very reassuring and spoke to me the whole way through.” Having achieved 20|20 vision, he is looking forward to getting back out on the golf course, without the constant worry of poor eyesight holding him back. “It’s just, life, in general, is going to become a lot easier I think.”
When asked if he would recommend lens replacement surgery at Optical Express to friends and family, Wayne commented: “From my experience, Optical Express have been perfect all the way down the road. Initially, with the first consultation in Stoke-On-Trent, and then coming over to the Bridgewater clinic this week, the staff have been absolutely brilliant. I couldn’t fault them you know, 10 out of 10.”