Laser Eye SurgeryJune 2023
Firefighter Dan was a contact lenses wearer which hindered his role, especially wearing them for long periods of time. He said that his “eyes would dry up quite a lot and I’d have to put my eye drops in quite a few time. It wasn’t great”.
As he was told that he was successful, Dan was “made up” and thought that there had to have been some sort of catch, but to his amazement realised that there in fact wasn’t. The Thanks a Million campaign was genuinely as big thank you from Optical Express to the NHS and Emergency Service Workers. Commenting on the whole process, Dan said, “it’s been a very easy process”.
After his surgery, Dan was elated to know that we wouldn’t have to wear contact lenses and said that “being able to see what I can see without having contacts in”.
It is the second time that Optical Express has chosen to thank NHS and Emergency Service workers in this way. In 2017, they launched their first ‘Thanks a Million’ campaign which saw them give away £1 million worth of free laser eye surgery. Over the course of the two campaigns more than £2 million worth of surgery will improve the lives of NHS and Emergency Service workers.
Since Optical Express was founded 32 years ago, the team are proud to have supported hundreds of humanitarian and philanthropic projects, donating over £33 million and counting to worthwhile causes in the UK and abroad.