Laser Eye SurgeryAugust 2023
Therapy radiographer Lkiesha commented that having poor vision “impacted everything”.
Due to the nature of her role, Lkiesha is still having to wear masks post COVID as she works it immunosuppressed patients. She has often found herself in situations while speaking to patients about their health and then her glasses would steam up while she is talking to them.
Another part of her role is to lift and move patients, and at times her glasses would fall down and she would have to try and put them back on while supporting the patient.
This is not the professional manner or patient care that Lkiesha wants to provide her patients.
We spoke to Lkiesha about her experience with Optical Express, and she mentioned that “the surgical team were really, really friendly, really welcoming and put me at ease”.
Commenting on the surgery itself, Lkiesha said that “it doesn’t hurt, there’s nothing really much to it”. Laser eye surgery is approximately about 15 seconds per eye, so you are in and out of surgery in a matter of minutes.
Lkiesha always felt that glasses held her back and made her feel really insecure, and that she “wasn’t very confident”.
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.