5 stars whose lives changed after Laser Eye Surgery

With their perfectly sculpted bods, bags of charm, impeccable style sense, and charismatic voices, celebrities can often seem like some kind of superhumans who’ve arrived here from space.

But although they may seem like aliens (some more than others), they are more or less ordinary people. There is something, however, that makes many of them different from the average person on the street.

To get to where they are, many celebs, movie stars, and elite athletes have had to make some difficult and extraordinary decisions.

One of those decisions is to ditch the risky contacts and restricting glasses and upgrade their vision by having Laser Eye Surgery. Not only does this get rid of many limitations and open up a new world of possibilities, it allows them to access a heightened confidence and sense of surety in themselves.

Here we’re going to look at five stars who said no to a life of compromise and in doing so experienced no less than miraculous results.

Phillip Schofield

TV presenter and silver fox Phillip Schofield had been a glasses wearer since he was 15 years old.

It wasn’t until his vision started to deteriorate later in life, however, and he found himself often wearing two pairs of glasses, that he decided to have his vision corrected once and for all.

During a long and successful career in TV, Phillip’s vision caused him many issues such as straining when trying to read the autocue. Such little inconveniences became so normal that when he had the treatment at London Vision Clinic, he was completely blown away by the results.

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In a video of his experience first aired on ITV’s This Morning, Phillip expresses how much the treatment changed his life.

Brad Pitt

I’m not saying Laser Eye Surgery is why he’s one of Hollywood’s most versatile actors, but it certainly has something to do with it.

In fact, expanding his repotoire was exactly the reason why Brad chose to have Laser Eye Surgery and correct his poor vision in the first place. The hindrances of contact lenses and glasses meant it was difficult for him to seamlessly switch between roles and truly embody the character he was playing.

By having Laser Eye Surgery, he could become Jessie James or Benjamin Button or whoever he happened to be that week, in an instant. Not to mention we get to enjoy him playing himself without the barrier of a pair of specs.

Richard Branson

Richard Branson is known for being one of the world’s most influential business people. And to remain at the top of his game and keep making successful billion-pound deals, he makes a concerted effort to stay in peak physical condition.

Richard Branson states that two of the most impactful things he’s done for his health are ensuring he wakes up at 5am every day to practice some form exercise, and having Laser Eye Surgery. Particularly the latter as, after nearly swimming into a shark’s mouth several years back, he might not still be here without it.

Tiger Woods

It’s difficult to know if Tiger Woods would be where he is today if he still suffered from extreme shortsightedness and had to rely on contact lenses to putt. But fortunately for him, he doesn’t have to think about it as Laser Eye Surgery fixed his refractive errors a long time ago.

Today, Tiger has smashed several world records in the golfing world and become one of the most prestigious players in the history of the sport. You could say he’s had an unfair advantage, but as Laser Eye Surgery is now accessible to all, you can’t help but give him most the credit.

Bonnie Tyler

70’s Welsh pop and country sensation Bonnie Tyler is perhaps best known for ‘More Than A Lover’ and ‘Total Eclipse of The Heart’ — two songs she must have performed thousands of times on stage over the past 50 years.

As someone who long had poor vision and was so often centre stage, Bonnie experienced difficulties when putting on her show makeup and reading lyrics when performing. But after many years of putting up with contacts and glasses, both inside and outside of her professional life, she decided to have Laser Eye Surgery. To this day Bonnie is still taking to the stage and performing with crystal clear vision.

Dr Tim Archer
Dr Tim Archer

Dr Timothy Archer graduated from Oxford and Cambridge Universities with an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and a postgraduate degree in Computer Science. He joined the clinic in 2003, where he established his career specialising in laser refractive surgery research alongside Professor Reinstein. Today, he manages the in-house research team, of which achievements include 124 peer-reviewed papers, 32 book chapters, over 100 scientific articles and a published textbook. He also oversees and edits the content on London Vision Clinic’s website.

5 stars whose lives changed after Laser Eye Surgery

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