Laser Eye SurgeryJuly 2023
We recently thanked paramedic Eric, from Leeds with free laser eye surgery as part of our ‘Thanks a Million’ campaign and he loves the difference having laser eye surgery has made to his life.
After wearing glasses from age six, Eric was becoming increasingly frustrated with the hassle that wearing glasses and contact lenses had on his active lifestyle as well as dealing with the inconvenience they caused him at work. After applying for the Optical Express ‘Thanks a Million’ campaign while he was scrolling through Instagram one night, Eric was “ecstatic” when he received the news telling him he had been a successful applicant commenting; “I couldn’t believe it, I had to read the email about three times”.
Speaking about his experience with Optical Express, he called the process “seamless” from start to finish, and praised the clinic team for being “nice, friendly and accommodating”. When it came to the day of his surgery, he felt fully informed of each step by our “really lovely” Theatre Team, which played a huge role in making him feel at ease during the experience. As well as this, Eric was extremely “impressed” by the state of the art, advanced technology we have at Optical Express, even going as far as to describe it as “space age, it looks like something out of a Star Trek film”.
The morning after surgery, Eric was ecstatic with the transformation in his vision and could already can see “further than he could’ve before”. As the day went on he could see his vision “getting clearer and clearer each hour”.
Eric is now looking forward to “everything” his new life of visual freedom has to offer, especially continuing his active lifestyle, which he thinks, will now be “much more freeing”. When asked if he would recommend laser eye surgery at Optical Express to his friends and family, Eric didn’t hesitate in saying yes and that he had already recommended it to his brother just 24-hours after his own procedure.