Doug Howlett’s experience at Optilase

Monday, 4th July, Munster rugby star, Doug Howlett has today confirmed that he underwent laser eye surgery at Optilase Clinic in Cork last Tuesday week ago, the 21st June and will start back to training with better than 20:20 vision.


Doug told us:
“I can confirm that I had laser eye surgery just under two weeks ago at Optilase Clinic in Cork. I really can’t believe how this has changed my life – it was easily one of the best decisions I have ever made. I woke up the next day to a whole new world and was back at light training the following week – I just wish I had done it sooner!


MD of Optilase Keith Wilkinson added:
“We were delighted Doug chose us for his surgery, he was a great patient! It was a text-book successful surgery, with Doug achieving perfect vision within a few days of surgery. We know he’s keen to get back on the pitch which he’ll soon be fully cleared to do. We look forward to watching him do what he does best and scoring tries for Munster!”


With an outstanding 49 tries in 62 tests, Howlett is currently the 5th-highest try scorer in Rugby Union history and first on the all-time highest try scorers for the All Blacks. Howlett has a formidable reputation of being one of the fastest wings ever in the history of the game… we wonder if he’ll be even faster with even better than 20:20 vision!


Doug came along to our super-successful event night last Thursday, to celebrate our 1st anniversary in Cork – for Optilase Clinic and Therapie Clinic… from goody bags and special offers to good food and wine as well as great people, it was a great night in Cork! Here’s to many more anniversaries to come!