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Optical Express launches surgery fund for NHS and emergency service workers

The multiple is offering £1 million worth of refractive surgery treatments for a group of people who a survey found “are most deserving of our thanks”

Optical Express

Optical Express will donate £1 million worth of laser eye surgery treatments to NHS and emergency services workers as part of its Thanks a million initiative, which it launched today (17 July).

The fund for surgery will be available to NHS nurses, doctors, fire fighters and the police.

The multiple confirmed that it established the initiative following a national survey, which found that people who dedicate their lives to public service “are most deserving of our thanks.”

HR manager at Optical Express, Dawn Kondol, said: “We’re delighted to be able to offer some of the hardest working people the freedom of having better than 20/20 vision without the barrier of glasses or contact lenses. Moreover, we’d like to acknowledge everything they do for the British public – who agree that these professions are most deserving of our thanks and appreciation.”  

In addition to the £1 million fund, all NHS and emergency service workers will be eligible for a 20% discount on laser eye surgery with Optical Express.

For more information, visit the multiple’s website.