Russell Ambrose

Russell Ambrose

Optimax chairman Russell Ambrose, who was the clinic’s first laser eye surgery patient in 1991, has had lens surgery to improve his vision.

The surgery was carried out by Optimax medical director Amir Hamid.

‘For several decades, the laser surgery gave Russell a fantastic result and the freedom from glasses that he desired,’ said Hamid. ‘More recently, he had begun to experience difficulty reading and poorer distance vision. My recommendation was that he should have his own natural lens replaced with an artificial one in a procedure called refractive lens exchange.’

Within a few days Ambrose had achieved driving standard vision. ‘The surgery was painless and was completed in a few minutes. It’s been a revelation to experience the professionalism and skill of my staff personally. I can now see perfectly and I am very grateful to Mr Hamid and the team,’ he said.