How eye surgeon Mark Wevill changed Amreeta’s life

Here at Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham, we have transformed the quality of life enjoyed by thousands of people with the latest laser eye surgery procedures and other treatments.

One of our patients, Amreeta, was recently featured on the BBC TV programme, One Day That Changed My Life..

Amreeta, 26, is a radiologist who had wanted to improve her eyesight all her life. Suffering from myopia, or short-sightedness, meant that Amreeta couldn’t even make a cup of tea safely without wearing her glasses or contact lenses.

She sought the help of our expert eye surgeon Mark Wevill to make her lifelong dream of glasses-free vision a reality. After extensive assessment using state-of-the-art equipment, Mark decided that Amreeta was suitable for Visian ICL’s, or intraocular contact lens implants, which can be an ideal alternative when your vision can’t be corrected by laser eye surgery. Mark would insert a tiny phakic lens in front of Amreeta’s natural lens – so she would be effectively wearing a contact lens inside her eye.

A major driver behind Amreeta’s decision to seek eye surgery was her ambition to travel around the world, something she felt unable to do while her vision was poor.

“Having eye surgery done is scary, but not as scary as being somewhere and not being able to see,” she said.

Amreeta’s initial nerves were quickly eased by our friendly, professional team and she went on to have the procedure carried out on both eyes. The quick and painless process left Amreeta with enhanced vision almost immediately and her eyesight in both eyes steadily improved over the following weeks, until she achieved better than 20/20 vision.

“To just be able to get up in the morning and see is amazing,” she said. “You can’t put a price on sight.”

To find out more about Amreeta’s procedure, visit our intraocular contact lens implants page.

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