Look No Further: Mr Romesh Angunawela
I recently had my 3-month post-op review and am absolutely delighted with my 20/15 results! My prescriptions, immediately prior to the LASEK procedure, were around -9 in both eyes.
Being as risk averse as I am, I researched the different procedures (LASEK / LASIK / SMILE) and provider types (high street chain / hospital / independent clinic) extensively. For me, an independent clinic seemed to be the way to go based on my high prescriptions and desire for a more personal experience as well as more extensive post-op care. Ultimately, Mr Angunawela at OCL Vision was recommended to me by an ophthalmologist friend as being an expert and keen researcher in laser eye surgery, in the prime of his career and possessing an excellent bedside manner. My confidence in him only grew with our meeting to discuss his recommendation for LASEK, getting me comfortable with the (very low) risks of complications, and speaking more generally about his interests in eye surgery and his NHS work. If you are feeling apprehensive about laser eye surgery or having trouble deciding on where to go for an initial consultation, I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Mr Angunawela.
The state-of-the-art facilities and friendly/professional staff at OCL Vision also help make you feel you are in excellent hands!
There’s a very helpful/informative 2017 Checklist for prospective patients on the website for The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (search “Refractive Surgery” on the site). Read it, think about what you need to know to get comfortable and book in with Mr Angunawela. It will be the best thing you have ever done!