American actor Esai Morales, best known for his roles in La Bamba, NYPD, Ozark and Mission Impossible, has been visiting the Croatian capital Zagreb.
The reason for his visit was to have eye surgery at the Eye Clinic Svjetlost in Zagreb, which is one of the leading ophthalmology clinics in Europe.
The 58-year-old had been mulling getting eye surgery for a number of years so when he found himself having a break between filming scenes with Tom Cruise on the new Mission Impossible movie, he decided to make the short flight from London to Zagreb to have the surgery.
Professor Nikica Gabrić and his team at Eye Clinic Svjetlost performed bilateral implantation of Johnson & Johnson Synergy lenses on Moreals. Synergy is the latest generation of lenses that solve the problem of reading diopters.
The clinic says that they solved Moreals’ problem in 10 minutes and restored his perfect vision at all distances.
“My job is very demanding, apart from physical fitness I have to be ready to read hundreds of pages of scripts. Unfortunately despite my best efforts my eyes have become the weakest link. I wore 3 pairs of reading glasses each because I was constantly losing them. My good friend Armand Assante told me that he solved his problem in Zagreb,” Morales explained, before adding.
“I came at noon and already at four o’clock in the afternoon I had surgery. What surprised me the most was that I had already seen reading on my cell phone in the evening, and the next morning I saw it at all distances like when I was 25 years old. Nothing on my body betrayed my age, except when I would try to read so I squinted and moved objects to catch what it says. Professor Gabrić assured me in just a few minutes of our conversation that his expertise and energy was the right choice for my eyes. The operation was painless and lasted less than five minutes per eye. My only regret is that I didn’t do it earlier.”
Morales will appear as the main antagonist in the spy action film Mission: Impossible 7 which will be released in 2022 opposite Tom Cruise. He will also feature in the sequel, Mission: Impossible 8.
Eye Clinic Svjetlost is the world’s leading institution for the installation of Synergy lenses, which is confirmed by the status of the Educational Centre for Johnson & Johnson for Advanced Ophthalmology Technologies, which is only the second such centre in the whole of Europe.
Apart from Moraels and Assante, Eye Clinic Svjetlost has also worked on Cassandra Gava, Franco Nero, Tim Roth and Ivanka Trump.