Joe Jonas talks about EVO eye surgery and time for his family
Joe Jonas likes to see the world through the prism of gratitude. He’s been in the public eye for nearly two decades and he’s still happy to be here. “I’m really grateful for the career that I’ve had and still have, and the fact that I’m still making music and I can grow as a person, and my music can grow.” he told POPSUGAR.
Of course, the 33-year-old has plenty to be grateful for. Immediately, there’s the fact that he just enjoyed a glorious Labor Day weekend while strolling through the Big Apple. “I’m here in New York, so it’s hard to complain,” he says. “My step count is up.”
He also just underwent surgery to correct his lifelong struggle with nearsightedness or nearsightedness. “Since I was about 12 or 13, I wore contacts and glasses, and I just got used to this lifestyle, where my eyes would be dry all day,” he says. “Like millions and millions of other people, I am nearsighted.” Without glasses, he felt vulnerable. “I’m in a new hotel, and I’m like, ‘Where the hell am I? And why can’t I see properly?'” he says.
That all changed when it underwent FDA clearance by STAAR Surgical EVO eye procedure, which is designed to surgically correct nearsightedness and nearsightedness with astigmatism by adding a small flexible lens to each eye. He has now partnered with the brand to raise awareness of the brand.
“This surgery has been so game-changing, literally where I can see more clearly than ever before,” he says. “I’m able to live my life to the fullest and not have to worry about getting up in the middle of the night and grabbing my glasses…And so being able to perform, get on stage, and see further into audience than ever is just an amazing feeling.”
He was surprised by how easy the recovery process was. Twenty-four hours later, “I walked 50 blocks to the eye doctor to get checked out, and I’m just free as a bird,” he says. “I’m like, ‘How is this real? This is the best feeling in the world.'”
Jonas needed something without a long recovery time, considering he’s involved in so many different projects right now. He’s been working on new music with the Jonas Brothers – though he’s kept mum on a potential release date – and at the same time he’s been making new music with DNCE, the band he founded while was on hiatus from the Jonas Brothers. If that wasn’t enough, he also has a role in “Devotion,” a Korean War film that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12. His original song “Not Alone”, featuring Khalid, plays during the film’s end credits.
He has also had some personal milestones recently. In July, his wife, Sophie Turner, gave birth to their second daughter. Their first child, Willa, was born in July 2020. When it comes to balancing work and family life, “it’s a learning curve. It’s a work in progress,” he says , keeping a growth mindset about it. “I’m not a pro, but I’m improving a bit.” It helps that he can do what he loves in life and is sure to keep family time sacred and firmly separated from his career. “I just try to spend as much time as possible at home,” he says. “I don’t want to be in just one city. I try to be present, and not on my phone, and not make appointments. When I’m home, I’m home. Most people who work with me know this, and I cherish this time.”
He treasures many things and seems to find opportunities for gratitude at every turn. “I love photography and I love travelling,” he says, mentioning his Instagram account. Joe’s Cup, which shows the details of his adventures in film photography and reveals “the little secrets of his life”. Jonas enjoys seeing the world through the slower, more deliberate lens of film. “We go so fast. We take a picture with our phone and we won’t see it for years,” he says. “It’s quite nice with a film camera. You have to wait to see it develop, and you have to spend time taking that shot.”
Good things — new Jonas Brothers music included, of course — take time, and Jonas is grateful to have spent so much time with his devoted fans, whom he can now see more clearly than ever thanks to his recent surgery. eyes. “The joy of it all is…I’m still doing what I love in life,” he says. “Every day I have grown a lot. I am learning a lot.” He loves seeing fans “grow with us, see their lives change, see them get married and have kids, or they still go about their lives partying — good for them,” he says. “[Whatever] makes them happy. They grow with us. We can all grow together, and music too.”