British singer James Arthur is to undergo laser eye surgery to correct his vision.

The U.K. X Factor winner is hoping he will be able to embrace a new image if he ditches his glasses, so he is going in for an operation to fix his sight.

He tells Britain's heat Radio, "I'm having laser eye surgery. It's something I need to do. I'm just hoping staff at the (U.K. opticians) Optical Express can actually fix these squinty excuses for eyes. If they can do it, it'll be like I've won the jackpot. I will actually kiss the feet of every staff member if it means I can get rid of these... glasses once and for all."