I felt privileged to be one of the first patients to be treated for laser correction at Centre for Sight’s fantastic new state of the art premises on the outskirts of East Grinstead in mid-October 2009. I had attended a Centre for Sight evening seminar earlier in the summer which provided me with the information I needed to make an informed decision to go ahead with the procedure and following a thorough eye examination and consultation with the surgeon, Mr Daya, I was approved for IntraLASIK Aspheric Wavefront Zyoptix surgery.
It was a great comfort knowing I was being treated using the most advanced laser technology available and by a surgeon with an enviable reputation. In addition, the highly professional, dedicated and helpful staff meant the care I received was second to none.
I opened my eyes as little as possible for the remainder of the day following the procedure and it was therefore with great delight, and an almost miraculous feeling, that when I awoke the following morning I could see clearly without the need for any visual aids. Being short-sighted (R: -5.75 / L: -6.75) I had previously been a contact lens wearer for almost 20 years and the morning routine always involved scrabbling around for some glasses in order to read the alarm clock before making my way to the bathroom to put my lenses in. In an instant this had become a thing of the past and I am delighted with the results – already my vision using both eyes is better than 20/20.
A week after surgery I was enjoying a family walking holiday in the Lake District – nothing too strenuous but certainly able to get out and enjoy the views with my ‘new’ vision.
One of my main reasons for choosing to have the treatment was so that I could enjoy outdoor activities without the inconvenience of wearing contact lenses and I am really looking forward to the new found freedom this will allow me.