NHS Fife worker given free laser eye surgery

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A NHS Fife worker who was bullied as a child because of her glasses has been gifted free laser eye surgery.

Jill Chambers battled with extremely poor vision until receiving free laser eye surgery from Optical Express.

Jill (44), who resides in Lower Largo, has relied on prescription glasses since being 10 years old. Her eyesight got worse until it reached a prescription of -8 in both eyes.

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Having to wear glasses also massively reduced her quality of life and often forced her to stay at home.

As her sight got worse, the availability of prescriptions decreased, and she would be forced to compromise on her vision. Her -8 prescription meant that even the strongest lenses could not facilitate the complexity of her needs.

Poor vision left her feeling isolated and helpless until she applied for the Optical Express Thanks a Million campaign which seeks to reward NHS and emergency service workers in the UK.

Following her successful application, Jill is no longer reliant on glasses to see.

She said: “I’m eternally grateful for laser eye surgery and the freedom it has now given me. I can finally look in the mirror without seeing myself in glasses.”

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