My best and most treasured feature is without a doubt my eyes – to my partner, they were the first thing he noticed about me. To me, an academic, they are the windows into my life. You could say I read for a living!

Yet, for almost as long as I can remember, I had to wear glasses and later contact lenses. For my 40th birthday, I decided to treat myself to having my sight corrected at Optical Express. Now, four years after my laser surgery, I still sometimes wake up in the middle of the night and automatically reach for my glasses.

And, four years later, I still get a little thrill of pleasure when I realise there are no glasses, nor do I need them! My quality of life has improved no end – what a pleasure to swim without worrying about contact lenses getting lost; to not have to cart around lenses, case and solution. Life long aftercare from Optical Express also has put my mind at rest.

I now have better than 20/20 eyesight and feel like a new person.