January 17, 2011 15:30 ET

Double Take... 'Sean Connery' Opens Ultralase Aberdeen

LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Jan. 17, 2011) - Crowds gathered in Aberdeen (6th Jan) to see 'Sean Connery'* open the brand new Ultralase clinic on Union Street, or so it seemed!

But those who believed they'd seen the A-list celebrity may need to book themselves an appointment with Ultralase, the vision correction specialist, as the man actually cutting the ribbon was in fact Nick Richmond a Sean Connery look-alike.

The opening, also attended by Ultralase Chief Executive Tony Veverka and Clinic Manager Richard Henderson, marked the first day of business for Ultralase Aberdeen, the beginning of Ultralase's 20th year of laser eye surgery and the company's third Scottish clinic to date.

Following the launch, patients based in Aberdeen will now be able to book free, no obligation consultations with a local Ophthalmologist (who will assess their suitability for laser eye surgery) and gain access to some of the most advance laser eye treatments on the market.

Speaking at the event, Richard Henderson said: "Today has been a fantastic day and it's been great to spend some time chatting with the local people here in Aberdeen and our new, prospective patients.

"We've had lots of fun with our Sean look-alike and for anyone who genuinely thought that Nick was the real deal we have offered one of our free no obligations consultations as their eyesight may not be quite as it should be!

"On a serious note, we understand how important the decision to have laser eye surgery can be so we're delighted to be opening a new clinic here, in the centre of Aberdeen, which will make our life changing treatments even more convenient and personal for our patients based in Aberdeenshire.

"As one of the UK's first laser eye surgery specialists, we're also incredibly excited to be entering our 20th year of providing 20/20 vision this January, so we really have had plenty to celebrate today!"

Patients wanting to know about laser eye treatment, and how their vision can be enhanced, should call 0800 9888 237 or visit www.ultralase.com to book a no obligation consultation with a specialist Ophthalmologist.

* This does not refer to the renowned actor Sean Connery but the Sean Connery look-alike Nick Richmond

** All UltraElite treatment results, (excluding mono vision and partial treatments) July 13th to November 3rd 2009, Binocular vision.

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