Adam Pitts is a British musician and hit band Lawson’s drummer. As an artist, wearing glasses on stage was frustrating and not helped by the lights, smoke and steam.
Adam decided to set himself free from the hassle of wearing glasses and contact lenses at Focus Clinic in 2014.
Adam’s LASIK Procedure
Adam has always wanted to have the surgery done. He got on with it in 2014 at Focus Clinic.
Adam was a very relaxed patient. He was pleased by the friendly yet professional environment; not seeing lots of people rushing in and out of the surgery room reassured him that he had chosen a quality vision centre.
Lawson had to perform a major gig 2 weeks after Adam’s surgery at the LG Arena in Birmingham. For the very first time he was able to enjoy the crowd fully (of 50,000 people!) and not just the first couple of rows as he would have done with his ‘old’ eyes.
Adam is delighted with the result of his treatment. Just 30 minutes after surgery, he could read the small 20/20 letters on the test chart.
One of the reasons Adam chose David Allamby as his surgeon is that our medical director has a 100% success rate for 20/20 vision for all common short-sighted prescriptions, including Adam’s. Dr. Allamby had also treated many other celebrities.
The procedure took just 10 minutes for both eyes and was performed under local anaesthesia using numbing drops. As a patient, Adam was very cool and calm, taking it all in his stride; he sat down afterwards with a cup of coffee, chatted with the team and 30 minutes later – after an eye check with Dr. Allamby – went off home.
Lawson are an English pop rock band, consisting of Andy Brown (guitar, lead vocals), Ryan Fletcher (bass guitar, backing vocals), Joel Peat (lead guitar, backing vocals) and Adam Pitts (drums). The band’s debut album, Chapman Square, was released in 2012 and reached number three on the UK Albums Chart. They are named after Liverpool-based surgeon Dr. David Lawson who performed life-saving surgery on Andy Brown.
'As a live performer, being able to fully enjoy and take what the audience is giving you, is sending you, makes a huge difference on how I deliver my music'
In common with over 10 million Britons, Adam suffered from myopia, the medical term for short-sight, together with some mild astigmatism. It typically begins between ages of 6-18 and progresses often until the 20s. Once stable, most people are eligible for surgery. A comprehensive screening process is necessary to exclude patients who may be at higher risk.
As with Adam, Dr. Allamby takes a very risk-averse approach and this has been rewarded with a 100% success rate for 20/20 vision for all typical short-sighted prescriptions.
After having LASIK advanced eye surgery at Focus, a technique pioneered in the UK by our founder and medical director Dr. David Allamby, Adam no longer needs glasses for anything.