Are You A Glasses Wearer?

I have been wearing glasses and contact lenses since I was 10 years old. It's been a love hate relationship up through my life, and sometimes wearing glasses can be a real pain. I wear contact lenses too, but I tend to wear my glasses more. I have become more fond of my glasses the older I've got and also more adventurous in my style of glasses.

I'm very short-sighted and therefore I need very strong lenses. This can become very expensive as I need specially thinned lenses. Glasses are ok most of the time, so is wearing lenses, but sometimes you just wish that you could be without them and have perfect vision.

A few years ago while I still lived in Norway I was fed up with wearing glasses and my poor eyesight. I couldn't even see what time it is on my alarm clock if I woke up in the middle of the night without putting my glasses on. Annoying!! So I decided to go to a laser eye surgery clinic. I was about 28 at the time and unfortunately they couldn't guarantee me a good result back then as they said I might have to still wear glasses after surgery since my eyesight was so poor, so I didn't go through with it.


Now with me getting close to 40 and my eyesight changing, I've started thinking about laser eye surgery again. Has laser eye surgery changed? Can they do more now with new technology? Is there really any hope for me that one day I might not have to wear glasses? The answer to all these questions is yes.

I came across this clinic here in Guildford (and they have branches all over UK) called Optical Express where you can get all your eyecare needs covered. They are the biggest provider in UK for laser eye surgery, but they also do glasses, sunglasses and contact lenses so they cover everything you need for healthy eyes. I was so intrigued that I decided to search for them online. I found lots of information about laser eye surgery and how much it has progressed since I went more than 10 years ago. It's become a lot cheaper as well. For everyone that wears glasses and/or contact lenses knows how expensive it can be with new glasses, prescription sunglasses and contact lenses. The cost adds up to quite a bit throughout the year. Laser eye surgery is expensive initially, but over the course of a few years it will pay for itself. And most of all the feeling of not having to wear glasses is priceless.

 I was very happy when I saw that Optical Express do free consultations as well so I might go for a consultation to see if I'm more suitavle for laser eye surgery now than I was. Because I can't deny that a life without glasses/contact lenses does sound tempting.

Have you ever considered laser eye surgery?



  1. I'd thought about laser surgery before but it wouldn't work for me because of my bad sight :(. I feel your annoyance about wearing glasses I've been wearing them since I was a baby and have over the years stood on them, flushed them down the toilet and lost several pains lol. I hope you go for the consultation and that it goes well and hoping that the technology has advanced enough for it to work

  2. My friend used Optical Express. They cocked up her surgery and her corrective surgery. She sued them but they are in administration so even when she won they couldn't pay. Her eyesight is now worse. There was a whole host of failings on their part. Obviously this is just one person but it's worth thinking very, very carefully about something like your eyesight. She is now more short sighted than before!