Sorting out those eye problems with Optical Express

Once upon a time, the only way to deal with eye problems was through the wearing of glasses.  They came in all guises, from National Health monstrosities I remember so well from school (pink and blue frames for girls, the brown frames that Jarvis Cocker wore so ironically for boys), to much more expensive, stylish designs. Glasses could look great, but they also proved to be expensive, made certain sports and activities difficult, and could even be slightly painful for the nose.

Contact lenses were a brilliant development for many people. They alleviated the need to wear glasses, but for some people they were never a real option. My sister really wanted to avoid wearing glasses on her wedding day, but discovered an additional eye problem that meant she couldn’t – she left her glasses off and was fairly myopic for most of the day. Other people find difficulty in actually applying the lenses, and, of course, cost is another issue. Which is why I think more and more people are looking closely at the option of Laser Eye Surgery such as that offered by Optical Express.

My mom and Sister both wear glasses.

My mom and Sister both wear glasses.

My sister left the glasses off on her wedding day, but was slightly myopic all day!

My sister left the glasses off on her wedding day, but was slightly myopic all day!

Corrective laser eye surgery is life changing. The Optical Express website explains just some of the ways that having poor eye-sight can affect the quality of your life:-

“Poor eyesight holds you back in so many ways. You can only do what your glasses or contacts allow you to. Running, playing and traveling is all that bit more difficult if you don’t have great vision. It shouldn’t be like that.”

The great thing about Laser Eye surgery is that it is a relatively quick process, which is also increasingly affordable. It works when a beam of light from a state-of-the-art laser carefully reshapes the cornea to correct your vision problem. The procedure is blade free – simply using laser technology to address those issues you may have had since birth.


My sister-in-law Lina had this procedure some time ago after an adult life of always wearing glasses and has never regretted it. The glasses and the contact lenses were thrown away, and now the only time she opts for glasses is when putting on the sunnies.

You can get a free consultation at Optical Express, which can address any of those issues you may have questions about.


Laser Eye Surgery from Optical Express

I’m diabetic (not sure if I’ve ever mentioned it before but I am), and one of the side effects of diabetes can be problems with your eyesight. I have to have my eyes tested on a fairly regular basis to see how my sugar levels are affecting my sight. These are usually fairly routine, a bit unpleasant, but my eyes have been in generally good condition. But, during my most recent tests it became clear there had been some deterioration to my eye sight since the time of the last test, not terribly serious at the moment, but likely to increase in severity as time goes on. I’m not ashamed to say I froze. The reason being that I hate the idea of wearing glasses.

I know this sounds really vain, but hear me out before judging. I love the look of glasses on other people.  Many members of my family wear glasses, my mom, dad, sister and brother all need them, some all the time, my father just for reading. They all look great in glasses, particularly my sister, who has that cool girl Alexa Chung thing going on. But I just don’t suit glasses, even avoiding wearing sunglasses in the summer. I’ve just never found a pair that suits me, and believe me, I’ve tried plenty. Maybe it’s the shape of my face, or my beaky nose, but I just feel terrible when wearing them. Thankfully Optical Express  have other solutions.


Optical Express is one of the leading specialists in laser Eye surgery. This procedure involves a beam of light from a which laser gently reshapes the cornea of your eye. This improves vision and could give you complete freedom from glasses and contact lenses.My sister-in-law Lina is just one of the 20million people worldwide who have opted for this procedure and have banished the glasses and contact lenses for good.

Currently you can have a free consultation from Optical Express where an optometrist assesses your vision and suitability for laser surgery, explain the procedure in more detail.  This gives a great opportunity for you to ask questions to find out if the surgery is an option for you. There is even the opportunity to win a free treatment.

news-10million I may have some time yet before I need to make a decision about how to improve my eye-sight, but it is great to know that I have options available.