01.12.2008

Eclipse of the Heart singer talks about eye surgery

Eclipse of the Heart singer talks about eye surgery

Lost in France and Total Eclipse of the Heart singer Bonnie Tyler has spoken of the vision problems she experienced that led her to seek eye surgery.

The Welsh star told the Daily Mail her eyesight became so bad she struggled to read lyrics in the recording studio.

She suffered from long-sightedness and astigmatism - both of which can be corrected with contact lenses - and presbyopia, which is an age-related condition.

However, Bonnie opted for a surgery called Laser Blended Vision, which was developed by professor Dan Reinstein and optical manufacturer Carl Zeiss.

The 57-year-old was able to have the £4,600 surgical procedure, as it is normally only available for people over 45.

Drops are used to anaesthetise the eyes then lasers are used to cut the cornea and reshape the tissue.

by Martin Burns


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