Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen have had laser eye surgery ahead of their wedding.

Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen

Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen

The 'Love Island' couple are set to tie the knot next year but, although they're still making arrangements for their big day, they've already started preparations for their appearance as they both decided to go under the knife to correct their eyesight.

Alex, 25, said: "So we're getting married, have a business and we definitely don't do things by halves. I'm excited to start swimming, without having to wear contacts. It sounds like such a cliché, but it really does change your life."

Olivia, 23, was nervous ahead of the surgery but she can't praise Optical Express - who performed the op - enough for settling her nerves and giving her fab results.

She said: "I had butterflies before the surgery but it went really quick and straight after it I could already start to see things clearly.

"We've got the wedding coming up and we're really excited for the next year. More holidays I think. We'll be able to see the beach in HD!"

The pair got engaged abroad t the end of last year - just months after they met on the dating show - and Alex has admitted it was the most "nerve wracking time" of his life

because he had to try and sneak the engagement ring through customs.

He explained: "It was the most nerve wracking time of my life. I had to get the ring through customs; then they swapped my bag with Olivia's and she'd gone to open it! I was shaking. We went for a little drink first - I'd hired out a rooftop for the occasion. Went outside onto the deck Olivia actually thought it was all for her birthday."

Oliva chimed: "I cried straight away!"

And Alex added: "Then as I got the ring out, she just said YES, YES, YES, YES!"

Optical Express has treated a number of high-profile media personalities, including Katie Price, Jodie Marsh and Demi-Rose Mawby.

Optical Express surgeons have performed more than one million eye surgery procedures in the UK and over two million eye surgery procedures worldwide. In a study of 176,923 Optical Express patients with the most common prescriptions, 99.2 per cent achieved 20/20 vision or better following treatment.