Optical Express Performs Laser Eye Surgery On Olympic Champion
on: September 23, 2009, 5:35 am
Express, the number one provider of laser eye surgery in the world,
has revealed it has performed LASIK surgery on Olympic champion
rower Pete Reed, as he looks to improve his chances of competing
at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Rodney Blumenfield performed the LASIK
surgery using Wavefront and Intralase
technologies. Mr Blumenfield is an experienced ophthalmologist
who has performed more than 22,000 procedures.
expressed enthusiasm about the results of his procedure. The Olympic
champion said: "I am absolutely delighted with my new and
perfect vision from Optical Express. It's not just the brand new
feeling of being able to see better than 20/20, but the convenience
of not having to use contacts or glasses for my training and racing."
mere results, however, Reed was impressed with the quality of
care and customer service offered by Optical Express, as well
as, "the swift procedure, the short recovery time and the
aftercare. In fact, every step from booking to clarity of vision
has been a breeze.”
an athlete who relies on his sight for his performance, Reed is
eager to encourage others not to hesitate in moving forward with
eye surgery. He said: "I wish I'd had it done sooner.
Don't be worried - just go for it.”
Reed, a two-time world champion in the men's coxless fours and
gold medallist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, is also a Lieutenant
in the Royal Navy and in 2005 was the navy's Sportsman of the
Year. In 2009, Reed was appointed Member of the British Empire.
He returned to his naval duties following his time in Beijing,
but continues to train for the 2012 Summer Olympics which will
be held in London.
The Optical Express Group was founded in 1991 and is now a global
leader of selected healthcare services, specialising in opticians
services. The group covers optical stores, refractive laser eye
surgery, spectacles, contact lenses, dental clinics, state-of-the-art
medical hospitals and cosmetic treatment centres.
express provides trained specialists to help patients determine
which laser eye surgery treatment is best suited to their unique
needs and will explain the most advanced eye surgery treatments
such as Advanced CustomVue Wavefront and Intralase as well as
Express optometrists are members of the General Optical Council;
therefore patients can be assured that only quality lenses from
Europe's top suppliers are sold through the group, and experience
the convenience of being able to shop online with local aftercare
and advice available through the Optical Express network of UK
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