2013-12-06 15:43:42 - Bride enjoys her spectacle-free big day
When newly-wed bride Sharon Hawton told her guests “it’s lovely to see you all” she really meant it.
Because, after 30 years of spectacle wearing, Sharon had laser eye surgery so she wouldn’t miss a single moment of her big day when she married John Allen.
Forty-seven-year-old Sharon, a reservations clerk at a Lincoln Hospital, said: “When we decided to get married I was determined I wasn’t going to wear specs on my big day and decided then on laser surgery.”
Sharon travelled to BMI Priory Hospital in Birmingham where Professor Rob Scott, a consultant ophthalmologist, carried out the treatment.
Prof Scott explained: “I carried out a form of laser eye surgery called advanced surface ablation to reshape the front surface of the
cornea using an ultraviolet laser.
“Sharon came in, had the treatment, and left on the same day. She told me about her wedding plans and I was delighted to be able to put a glint in her eyes on such a happy day.”
As for Sharon, she said: “It just felt so liberating being able to see without my glasses. I haven’t been able to wear contact lenses for 10 years now and I really didn’t want to have to wear glasses for my wedding photos so I’m really glad I went for the laser option.”