LONDON, June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Sophie Christiansen, the Olympic Gold-winning Paralympian, has revealed how having laser eye surgery at Optimax has helped her prepare for the equestrian events at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
The 28 year old, who won two gold medals in Beijing 2008 and three at London 2012, had surgery at Optimax Reading in December 2015.
"Having surgery has completely changed my life! It's one less thing to worry about when I'm training and away competing and I do think that having peripheral vision gives me an extra edge.
I was sceptical about the surgery due to my disability, but the Optimax consultant and staff reassured me that it could be done and the result is perfect!"
Sophie, who was awarded an OBE in 2013, added;
"When I wake up in the morning I can see immediately, without having to worry about putting things over my head or having spare glasses in case one pair breaks. I am so grateful to have had the surgery for my road to Rio."
Optimax is the UK's longest established vision correction specialist, celebrating 25 years of helping people see life more clearly. With 28 clinics nationwide, its range of procedures can treat short sight, long sight and astigmatism. Established in 1991, Optimax has experience drawn from more than 380,000 treatments.