Woman's Own Article on Optimax Laser Eye Surgery - November 2008

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Laser Eye Surgery

What's the problem? For those who find lenses uncomfortable, laser surgery is a seemingly miracle cure for poor vision.

What's available? More than 100,000 people in the UK have laser surgery every year and for most it's virtually risk-free. A layer of the cornea is shaved off to expose underlying tissue, which is reshaped using a laser, leaving you with perfect vision. It takes about 20 minutes for each eye and, although it's permanent, you may need more surgery if your eyesight deteriorates.

How much? The initial consultation is free, contact Optimax ([^offerNumber]).

'I've been short-sighted for 13 years. I hate glasses, but my lenses were always drying out'.

'I was really scared about having laser eye surgery in case something went wrong, but I'd heard so many good things about it, I decided to go ahead'.

'It didn't hurt, but there was a horrible burning smell. Afterwards, I had to wear an eye patch every night to prevent me rubbing my eyes and use drops three times a day'.

'But one year on, my sight is almost perfect. Just simple things like waking up in the morning and being able to watch telly in bed without having to fiddle around with lenses and glasses makes life so much easier.'

Article published in Woman's Own Magazine, 3 November 2008