Kate overcomes her fears and achieves outstanding results

Kate overcomes her fears and achieves outstanding results

kate collington at a restaurant after laser eye surgery

Name: Kate Collington
Age: 39
Profession: Commercial Director

I would 100% recommend OCL. I already have, to about 100 people! They changed my life, and are so good at what they do. I honestly can’t heap enough praise

Background

Back in December 2015, Kate Collington, 39 at the time, and a Commercial Director based in London, had bilateral advanced wavefront Z-LASIK surgery. We talk to Kate about her laser eye surgery experience, what led her to take the plunge and how the surgery has changed her way of life since.

“I decided to have the surgery as I had an extremely complex prescription with high astigmatism which made wearing contact lenses almost impossible. I had given up on them and just resorted to wearing glasses, and the occasional contact lens night out when clear vision was not needed! This worked to a point as a strategy, but not long term as I still could not wear sunglasses, see at night when my kids woke up, or even my hand in front of my face – my vision was pretty bad!

I had been to see a high street surgeon and they said I was not eligible (which I am forever grateful for – everything happens for a reason as it led me to OCL!) I was at dinner when my friend told me she was having the surgery. I knew she had pretty bad vision too so I was astonished to discover she was eligible. She successfully had it done and was delighted. Her Mum quickly followed suit. She shared a contact number with me and then I made my appointment….

The Consultation

Everyone was so kind and reassuring, and completely confident that we could achieve a good result. So, then the fear kicked in! I had always thought it was a no, but now it was my choice! Well, scared does not even cover it! That night I spoke to another friend and shared my fears. She said “why don’t you get a second opinion? Why don’t you see my eye doctor?”

My friend has an eye condition, not related to laser eye surgery but she had been seeing a doctor for a few years who she had been delighted with. She found him very professional and he had really helped her. She told me he also did laser eye surgery, and was a co-founder at OCL. Well that was it, I was convinced! Two friends who independently knew and recommended OCL, but particularly my second friend, who knew him as a doctor, not just as a laser eye surgeon. It meant so much to me. It gave me the faith that I was in the best and safest hands.

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The Surgery

On the day of the surgery I was so nervous. My husband came with me. The whole team put me at ease, (and gave me Valium!) and it all went by in a flash. It was 20 minutes and it changed my life! I went home to bed, woke up the next morning being able to see much better. Not perfect – I had been warned me of that as my prescription was so bad; -11.75 complex. We went back in at lunchtime and I was fit for driving, and a week later my vision was PERFECT!

It has changed my life completely. I feel bad at how little thought I give to it now. I swim – there’s no panicking and wearing my glasses due to being scared that I won’t be able to see. I wear sunglasses, and not ugly prescription ones! I open the oven door without steaming up! It’s the little things!! On a less frivolous note, I work in front of a PC all day as a Commercial Director and I have no eye strain.

After one year, you get signed off and last week I had a check-up, two years after I was discharged. My optician could not believe it!!! She had never seen such a result in her professional life.

I would 100% recommend OCL. I already have, to about 100 people!! They changed my life and are so good at what they do. I honestly can’t heap enough praise.

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Mr Ali Mearza

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Mr Allon Barsam

Laser eye surgeon, Allon Barsam, has a world recognised reputation for personalised vision correction by combining state of the art technology with superb technical microsurgical

Read more

Mr Romesh Angunawela

Romesh Angunawela is an award winning eye surgeon specialising in laser eye surgery and cararact and lens replacement surgery with a reputation for kind, patient

Read more

Mr Ali Mearza

One of the UK’s top eye surgeons, Mr Ali Mearza is a Director and founding partner of Ophthalmic Consultants of London. He is also the

Read more
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If you suffer from blurred or cloudy vision and would like to discuss potential treatment options, make an enquiry or call on 0203 369 2020