LES Belfast is an online matching service that provides client a list of suitable laser eye surgery clinics that perform operations such as cataract removal. The most widely used method nowadays is the traditional cataract treatment but there is a new developed method which employs the use of laser. As of today, laser cataract treatment is not yet accepted all over the world because it is considered unproven and an expensive method. It is now the recent addition on the NHS. The Moorfields Eye Hospital conducted a trial using the laser and compared it to the traditional treatment. Sue Dickinson is the one who funded to undergo the treatment and claimed that the operation was successful.
Sue Dickinson was already used to driving especially at night. She used to work as a cab driver and she is also the one driving for her grandsons, George and Jack, who are both teens. She transports them around the country because they are a part of the academy football and because of this she had to drive even at night. It was only three year ago that she sensed that something is not right with her.
Dickinson was raised in West London and is now 67 years old. She shared how she noticed that her night vision is not as clear as before. When she was 60 years old and had her regular check up, the doctor have seen the signs of cataracts growing in her eyes. It was only now that she decided to do something to correct her vision. Instead of choosing the standard treatment usually done for cataract cases in the NHS, Dickinson decided to try femtosecond laser treatment using her private medical insurance to assist her in paying the fee for every eye. The surgery was done by a private clinic located in North London owned by Optegra. The procedure cost a minimum of £2,500 for every eye. She also decided to correct her short sightedness and she paid an extra fee in order to treat it using the same procedure.
Dickinson is very happy with the result of the procedure and claims to have better vision than using glasses.