5 stars whose lives changed after Laser Eye Surgery

With their bags of charm, impeccable style sense, charismatic voices, and perfectly sculpted bods, celebrities can seem like they’re some kind of superhuman beings that have arrived here from another planet.

But although they may seem like aliens, they’re just ordinary people (as if you needed me to tell you). There is something that makes many of them so different, though: to get to where they are, they’ve had to make some difficult and extraordinary choices (excluding trust-fund kids, of course).

One of those decisions is to ditch the risky contacts and restricting glasses and upgrade their vision by having Laser Eye Surgery — for the sake of both their career and their health. Here are five stars who said no to a life of compromise and consequently 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. But it wasn’t until his vision started to deteriorate 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 television, Phillip’s vision caused him many issues such as straining when trying to read the autocue. Such little inconveniences became so normal for him that when he had the treatment at London Vision Clinic, he was blown away by the results. 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 it’s why he’s one of Hollywood’s most versatile actors, but it has got something to do with it.

In fact, this was exactly the reason why Brad chose to have Laser Eye Surgery and correct his poor vision. 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.

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.

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Two of the most impactful things he’s done for his health are ensuring he wakes up at 5 am 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 worry 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 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’ve got to 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 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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