Laser Eye SurgeryJuly 2023
Paediatric nurse from Birmingham Lina, was one of our successful applicants for our 'Thanks a Million' campaign.
Lina had considered having laser eye surgery before but was unable to raise enough funds during the current climate and on a nurse’s salary so when she was told she was successful for free Laser eye surgery she “didn’t even question it”.
As a paediatric nurse working in the hospital and during the COVID pandemic Lina’s glasses would constantly get misty which hindered her job which left Lina feeling restricted on a daily basis.
After having her surgery and waking up from a one-hour nap the same day, Lina was in awe of her new vision, being able to see clearly, describing her vision as “I could see everything”.
Lina is ecstatic with her new visual freedom, proudly stating; “I can feel more free at work”.
Optical Express first launched the ‘Thanks a Million’ campaign in 2017 and donated £1 million worth of free laser eye surgery to NHS and Emergency Service workers. The campaign since relaunched in 2023 with Optical Express donating another £1 million worth of laser eye surgery. It’s our way of saying a big thank you to the NHS and Emergency Service workers for the great work that they do.