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It feels like a completely new chapter.

I went through most of school without needing glasses, I only recently I had to start wearing them, and people really do tend to treat you differently with them on. Obviously I'm quite young, so I'm still susceptible to the nonsense of youth, but this does mean I have roughly 20 years of near-perfect vision to enjoy. I'm glad to be who I was at school again, and to have one less medical complication in my life. Well worth the money.
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Great! I would and have recommended laser eye surgery to everyone!

Laser eye surgery, sounds pretty scary, right? That's what I thought anyway. Although I was worried about complications linked to laser eye surgery, I was most worried about a painful recovery. In my initial appointment I was advised of the different types of laser eye surgery and which had a faster and less painful recovery time (which obviously I opted for). The actual procedure is very fast, you're in and out the clinic within an hour. I started to get a small amount of discomfort on the way home from the surgery and sensitivity to light. BUT I slept for a couple of hours. By the time I woke up in the evening I could open my eyes and my vision was becoming clearer. The excruciating pain I was expecting didn't happen! By the next morning I had 20:20 vision. The most painful part was not being able to wear make-up for a week! I would strongly recommend surgery to anyone and everyone. It sounds a lot more scary than it is!
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Fantastic

Went as smooth as could be. No regrets or issues at all!
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A miracle being able to see again without glasses/contact lenses

An amazing experience that I wish I had done years ago. Being able to see for the first time in many years without glasses/contact lenses. Would recommend this to anyone who was considering it. Still can't believe more than a year on that I don't need anything to help me see things.
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Don't wait- do it now-you won't regret it!

Laser eye treatment was something I had been considering for a while. I was greeted iby the staff at Optical Express in a professional and courteous manner and was put at ease immediately. My eyes were examined thoroughly and my questions and concerns dealt with very well. The day of the surgery was really good actually. The surgeon explained everything in detail and put me at my ease. The procedure was surprisingly quick and painless and I could see very well straight away. My eyes were sensitive afterwards but I went home and rested and a few hours afterwards I could see properly without glasses! The aftercare was brilliant and it was confirmed that I had 20/20 vision! One year on and I am so glad I had it done. My vision is brilliant - I can drive without glasses and I am so grateful that I made this decision. I don't take my vision for granted and sometimes I still catch myself searching for my glasses when I wake up in the morning before remembering that I don't need them! Optical Express are very professional and thorough and I highly recommend them for eye surgery.if you are considering it- don't wait- it will change your life!
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I can't believe I didn't do this sooner! It's all so clear now, literally!!

I wake up in the morning and can see the alarm clock! I go for a swim and can see who else is in the pool! I go out for the evening and don't worry about extra contact lenses or my eyes drying out. These are just a few small examples of the fantastic effect that Laser Eye Surgery has had on my day to day life and it's only people with contacts or glasses that will undertand how these small things can have such a big impact. From the moment I entered Optical Express I felt at ease. There advice, there knowledge and their competence was very reasuring. The treatment itself was organised, controlled and relaxed which is what every patient wants. And the aftercare was and still is excellent. I would and have recmmended both laser Eye Surgery and Optical Express to anyone considering this preceedure.
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absolutely amazing

Before I went to see the consultant for my lens replacement i did not think I would be sat here recommending this to other people 4 months later it was the best thing I have done know more glasses hooray
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Come on in, the water's warm.

You might want to give this a try. My long-vision is improving and all I need for short-vision is a cheap pair of reading glasses from a £ shop.
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They HATE it in work that I can see EVERYTHING!

So I read out the small fudged letters on one of the women's monitors in work and astounded she said to me "Oh my god-can U read that from there?!" and I could see her thinking "oh s*$t she really can see everything". CAN I SEE THAT-YES I CAN! 😃 There's nothing they can hide!! 😉 They hate it.
I never give anyone top marks (got that from my Dad) but this is as close as it gets. Love it! And my eyes look brighter and healthier-bonus 👍 Well worth it 👏
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What took me so long?

Laser eye surgery has transformed my life. Dreadfully shortsighted since the age of 7 (now 47), glasses and contact lenses have featured all my life. I was too scared for eye surgery until my 88 year old mum had her cataracts removed and I realised there was no need to be squeamish.
Ladies, I found the treatment less painful than a leg wax.
One year on, I forget how fabulous the transformation has been and regularly remind myself. I've gone from -9.5 shortsighted to 20/20 vision. It's fabulous.
I can thoroughly recommend Optical Express for the service provided and professional approach. I received comprehensive follow up treatment and have been totally delighted with the results.
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Now I can see brilliantly, better than 20/20.

It has taken nearly 7 months as I had to have Lasik Enhancement after letting my eyes settle down. The standard of care and attention to detail has been first class and the final outcome is brilliant. I would recommend this to anyone as the improvement to your vision is life changing.
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Stop thinking about it and go for it!

I had been considering Laser Eye Surgery for a few years and decided to take the plunge due to wanting to get more involved in sport and fitness where my glasses held me back.

I went for my free consultation in September in Milton Keynes and was given the information required such as different treatment options, costs and what to expect. The consultant recommended I booked my treatment for 4 weeks time as I had a case of dry eye and was assisted with pre-treatment drops and a regime to get this under control prior to treatment. This made me feel more assured that the consultant wanted to be 100% confident in my suitability.

Naturally, in December, when the day of treatment came around I was nervous, but I do feel that all the staff at the Milton Keynes branch, where the procedure was carried out, helped to make me feel at ease.
However much I read about how quick and pain free the actual procedure would be, I was still surprised at the fact I was back home within a few hours.

The surgery took no longer than 10 minutes from laying down on the bed and I did not feel any pain whatsoever whilst the surgery was taking place. When I sat up I was allowed to go sit in a quiet room to relax and was given my post-treatment eye drop regime. The surgeon then checked that the procedure had gone perfect and I was allowed to go home.

In the few hours following the surgery, vision was slightly cloudy and my eyes felt like they itched rather than physical pain, so the hard part was resisting to rub them. This was probably the hardest part of my experience.

Over the next few hours I could see my vision getting clearer and there was only a mild irritation which lasted for approximately 24-48 hours. I would not say it was completely pain free, but more of an irritation than a sharp pain. The hard part was definitely conquering the natural instinct to rub an itch. This was outweighed completely by the satisfaction of looking out the window to see the leaves on the trees appear so much sharper and brighter than ever before.

It's now 6 months and although I still have the occasion of dry eyes after a long day, I feel the after treatment care has been fantastic and the health of my eyes is of the upmost importance to the team at Optical Express. I'm always greeted by my first name and a smile when I walk in for my check-ups.

I now have better than 20:20 vision and can enjoy sports and fitness including swimming without the worry of glasses. On a daily basis also, I no longer have to worry about misplacing or damaging my glasses and the costs involved.

My advice to anyone suitable for laser eye surgery would be to get it done sooner rather than later. It's an investment to your future and as soon as you get it done you will wish you had done sooner.
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Quick, Easy life changing with optimum customer service!

When I had glasses, I felt conscious when going out clubbing, trying on clothes to match and even lying only side to read or watch TV. When I got Laser Eye Surgery I just felt totally free from all of that, I can dance like a maniac, wear what I want and sit in any position when watching TV or reading my books. The staff at my clinic where awesome, the surgeon and the support nurses explained everything step by step before and during the procedure. The after care team were just as excellent making sure I understood everything before I went home with my new vision. Also, they have next day availability for check ups and appointments so you don't need to worry about having to fit your schedule around theirs. Probably the best purchase of my life to date, I would recommend anyone even thinking about it to simply see a consultant and discuss everything!
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I wish I had waited until my original eyesight was worse as the improvement has been minimal and the side effects, so far, are horrid.

Don't do it. I'm on month 5 since having my eyes done and feel awful. I have constantly tired eyes. They get bloodshot and watery a lot. I cannot see very well if there is light behind an object, am dazzled by the glare off headlights etc and still see awful shadows around reflective surfaces. I only had slightly bad eyesight and my long vision, in daylight, has improved; but at what cost??? Would I have it done again? No. However my husband, who had very bad eyesight, is very happy with the procedure and he has none of the side effects (glare, shadows etc) that I'm experiencing. My final comment, read all you can and make an educated decision before going ahead with this treatment.
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A Life Changing Process!

Optical express has helped me in so many ways. After getting laser eye surgury, my whole completly changed; my confidence grew; I had less stress of loosing and finding my glasses. In the long term I believe it was definatly the best financial option, rather that consistently buying new glassses and contactlenses.
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Expert advice, assuring consultations, perfect sight !

Everything from the initial consultation all the way through to the post consultation was executed to the highest of professional levels. The staff were of the highest technical calibre, and made me feel at easy all the way through the process.
Staff reassured me of the process as I went from consultation through to the operation, and after the operation I had one slight dry eye, they happily talked me through the process, and I've how had perfect eyesight for almost a year now. All I can do is now describe my vision as "HD" compared to standard before, having the surgery was one of the best things I've ever done in my life, and as an expecting father to be soon, it couldn't have come at a better time.
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I still marvel that when I wake up in the morning I can look around and I can read the time on the small the digital clock!

I had worn glasses for longsightedness since I was about 15 years old. My eyes got progressively worse as I got older to the point when I was 48 I could not see if I removed my glasses. I went to Optical Express for laser treatment but alas my longsightedness did not fit the criteria. They suggested IOL treatment. Having never heard of it, I researched ( and researched some more ) and decided to go for it. Boy am I glad I did. The end result is nothing short of life changing. My one regret.... I should have done it sooner !
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Better than 20/20

I had Lasek done in May 2013. My vision was quiet bad in both eyes, being -8 and -7.75. The procedure itself was fine, first couple of days recovery was sore and had to be spent in a dark room but grand after that, just wearing sunglasses outside if it was bright for the next few weeks. Within a month I was able to go away for a weekend without the hassle of contacts, solution and glasses. At my 3 month checkup I was able to read the line below the 20/20 line and wondered how I ever bothered with the hassle of contacts every day and have had no issues since.
Overall I am very happy and would recommend the operation to anyone thinking about getting it done and Optical Express as the place to get it done.
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Excellent Service For Successful Laser Eye Surgery

Prior to consulting Optical Express, I had been short sighted since age 12. My vision was gradually deteriorating as the years went by, and in 2012 I decided I had had enough of wearing contact lenses and glasses, and booked myself a free consultation at Optical Express. The staff were friendly and helpful, confirming that I was suitable for laser eye surgery through a series of tests and examinations. Following this I was given information on the different procedures and prices, and with the help of the staff I was able to decide which one was best for me. I personally chose Wavefront Intralase Lasik, because having the whole procedure done by laser had a faster healing rate. Details of the date, time and surgeon were given to me on the day, along with helpful pre-op information.
On the day I was nervous, but the staff made me feel at ease. The surgery was slightly uncomfortable as pressure had to be applied on my eyes, however it was soon over (in 15 minutes!) and I was amazed to find that I could see without glasses straightaway! I was given post op advice and could immediately go home. I had to wear sunglasses for the rest of the day, and take pain relief as it was quite uncomfortable afterwards. However, the pain soon disappeared after a day, leaving a gritty sensation that disappeared over a course of weeks. Following the surgery, I took a number of different eye drops for a short time, and had to wear a pair of goggles to bed for the first week.
The post op care has been excellent. I had regular monthly checkups, increasing to three monthly, and now, after the first year I don't need to go back for another year unless I have any issues. I still have some element of blurred vision at a distance, I get dry eyes at times, and I get halos around car headlights in the dark and when watching film credits, but all these things are minor compared to having 20/20 vision, which I'm told I now have!
This surgery has changed my life for the following reasons: I don't have to spend time putting in and taking out contact lenses, I don't have to pay for contact lenses, glasses or checkups anymore, and I can see when going swimming for the first time in 18 years!
Thank you Optical Express!
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I can see you !

6 months since my lens replacement surgery and I can't believe what a difference it has made ,I smile when I can put my sunglasses on while driving,smile while I go shopping and smile when I look at a menu !
Did it hurt ?..not one bit,a little uncomfortable while my eyes were healing as they were dry ,just like having grit in my eyes !
Was I nervous ?..oh yes ,very ! .but everyone I met was really supportive and helpful and after having the first eye done I couldn't wait to have the 2nd done .
The best money I have ever spent on myself and would recommend it to anyone .

Optical Express Details

About this company

Optical Express is the UK's leading eye care specialists, with locations nationwide staffed by professional opticians with access to all the latest technological developments.

We are the world's leading laser eye surgery specialist. Our surgeons have carried out over 1 million procedures worldwide, giving freedom from glasses and contact lenses.

Our fully trained opticians carry out thousands of comprehensive eye tests each week, providing patients with the ideal solution as well as identifying other optical issues such as cataracts.

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Call us on: 0800 023 20 20
We live here: United Kingdom

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