LONDON, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Optimax Chairman Russell Ambrose became the clinic's first laser eye surgery patient in 1991. 24 years later, Mr Ambrose has had lens surgery to improve his vision.
"Having reached the age of 65, I had become long-sighted, and didn't want to start wearing spectacles again. So I had no hesitation in booking myself in for lens surgery with our Medical Director, Mr Amir Hamid."
"For several decades, the laser surgery gave Russell a fantastic result and the freedom from glasses that he desired," said Mr Hamid.
"More recently, he had begun to experience difficulty reading and poorer distance vision. My recommendation was that he should have his own natural lens replaced with an artificial one in a procedure called Refractive Lens Exchange.
"To accurately calculate the lens required for Russell's surgery we used a state of the art Corneal OCT scanning machine. RLE treatment has the benefit of being precise and also potentially definitive as patients will not develop cataracts in the future and should not require any further surgery at a later stage. Within a few days Russell had achieved driving standard vision."
"The surgery was painless and was completed in a few minutes. It's been a revelation to experience the professionalism and skill of my staff personally. I can now see perfectly and I am very grateful to Mr Hamid and the team," said Mr Ambrose.
Optimax is the UK's longest established vision correction specialist, with 28 clinics nationwide. Its range of procedures can treat short sight, long sight and astigmatism. Established in 1992, Optimax has experience drawn from more than 350,000 treatments. Its insistence on highly advanced laser and lens technology means that even more people can see life more clearly.
For further information, please contact:
James Seton, Marketing and Communications, Optimax