New research published by Optical Express has highlighted a positive correlation between vision correction surgery and improved mental health.

The study found that nearly two thirds (65%) of people who had vision correction surgery went on to lead a more active lifestyle that improved their health and mental wellbeing.

Stephen Hannan, clinical services director at Optical Express, said: ‘Often, the first thing patients want to do after surgery is an outdoor pursuit they didn’t feel able to do while their vision was impaired.

‘We know how important exercise is, not just for your physical health but also for your mental wellbeing.’

Optical Express added that its study of 9,401 patients treated in 2021 indicated that patients limited their physical exercise while their vision was restricted.