Some of UK's best surgeons perform cataract surgery. These experts use advanced technologies, including smart procedures like Zeiss Callisto Guided Astigmatism Correction, Artificial Intelligence-Controlled Lens Selection, and Laser Cataract Surgery. To improve your vision, we work closely with lens manufacturers.
This procedure is performed under local anaesthetic and does not cause any pain. The duration of this treatment is usually 10 - 15 minutes at which time the lens is implanted via a microscopic keyhole suture-less incision for the cornea.
When your natural eyes can no longer see clearly, and your vision is cloudy, it is described as cataract. Surgery is required.
This optical disorder can happen at any age, but it usually affects people that are over 60 years old. The unclear lens protein which causes dull vision is taken out during cataract surgery and replaced by a lens implant which can fix your glasses recommendation or prescription for long and short distance sights.
You can learn more about this surgery, what it involves and post-surgery care when you schedule an appointment with us at Optimal Vision. In the meantime, let's discuss financing for cataract surgery.
Due to the delicate nature of your eyes, it is understandable to give it the best care possible. This is why we offer customised treatment to each patient to help their vision become better. There are no hidden charges as we have a transparent price system. What's most interesting is that our payment carries 0% interest on credit and you can spread the cost over six, ten, or twelve months.
Overall treatment cost
£2500 per eye
£250 per eye
This example follows cataract eye surgery for a single eye under a 0% payment plan spanning 12 months.
For a complete breakdown of the price, you can see us at our practice.
Patients have different needs, and optical care is not different. So, we don't have a standard single treatment plan but tailor our treatment to suit the unique needs of the eye. By doing so, you will receive the right care your eyes demand.
Manned by some of the world's best surgeons with a track record of thousands of successful surgeries, we provide safe and effective treatment. We even get referrals from doctors and surgeons we've treated since they trust our procedure to be very professional.
Eye surgery is not for amateurs! It demands accurate precision. This is the reason why we have invested a lot into procuring only the most recent state-of-the-art technology. There are no special ties between us and any manufacturer; we are free to choose what we deem is the best. This enables us to take time in selecting them from the many alternatives we have.
Since we understand how unique the eyes are, gaining the trust of patients is a priority. Our method is perfected, and we offer the right treatment ensuring your interest is always protected. We have the finest staff in our practice to provide every support you need throughout the procedure.
When considering surgical cataract treatment, your choice of surgeon should be at the forefront of your mind. But this is what qualifies us:
Our refractive surgeons have been known for achieving outstanding results from treating cataracts using laser surgery to fix optical issues. This is a procedure that many UK cataract surgeons are not able to provide to improve outcome, and it's key to getting the best from high-quality lens implants. A good number of patients who need laser treatment are eager to use their eyes again without glasses post-cataract surgery. We can evaluate patients using wavefront tech to know if an implant using a trifocal lens will work for such situations.
In cataract surgery, we utilise the best quality lens technology to fix glasses prescription for patients. This covers long sight, short sight, and astigmatism. By doing this, we can provide a premium and extensive level of focus, trifocal, and standard monofocal lens implants to make our patients free from the use of glasses.
Many people believe their vision to be exceedingly better without glasses and contact lens since the need for them has been fixed. Also, most patients may qualify for corrective lenses for both long and short sights simultaneously. This removes the need for reading glasses; balancing the eyes for a more natural vision.
Since we carry out corneal transplant and reconstructive surgery, other general eye surgeons sometimes refer severe cases to us. This includes cataract surgery in Fuchs' dystrophy, radial keratotomy, and combined corneal transplantations. We also perform complex reconstruction of the front of the eye plus the implantation of artificial pupil segments and iris. These are just a few of the severe cases we handle at our practice. And it may interest you to know that these have been successfully completed!
All the relevant private health insurers, with the inclusion of AXA PPP and BUPA in the UK, recognise us, and we belong to their fee assured cataract care channels.
Using toric lens implants or limbal relaxing incisions, astigmatism is always treated here at our practice. The aim is to help you see without sight aids. For precise available lens prediction, we employ Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven Lenstar biometer and progressively check our outcomes for great results. Not only that, we can adjust our outcome using laser eye surgery to give you the best vision as much as possible.
Since we also carry out laser surgery, we have excellent knowledge when treating cataract via surgery on patients who have had LASIK or LASEK earlier on. Predicting lens calculation in previous laser patients is less, which is why this knowledge is crucial. We can also carry out top-up laser eye surgery to gain best results post-cataract surgery if required.
Before now, what was possible was the simple extraction of a lens or cataract via cataract surgery or permanent lens replacement procedure. But right now, you can have your vision fully restored. We work closely with companies that produce lenses to get premium and effective technologies.
Our lenses come with built-in UV filters for more visual safety. We have the following lens technology:
At Optimal Vision, we make available a service for private insurance that is fee assured for the treatment of cataract.
We also belong to the BUPA and AXA PPP cataract networks. Should you have an insurance with these providers, your insurer will have to pay an agreed package price which covers the cost of your diagnostic tests, consultation, cataract surgery, and post-care.
You can find out more about our private insurance options when you book an appointment.
Cataract surgery - Monofocal lens
Starts at £2,500 per eye, or £188 over 1 year
Cataract surgery - Premium Monofocal lens
Starts at £2,900 per eye, or £218 over 1 year
Cataract surgery - Premium Toric Monofocal lens
Starts at £3,000 per eye, or £226 over 1 year
Cataract surgery - Premium Multifocal lens
Starts at £3,600 per eye, or £270 over 1 year
Cataract surgery - Premium Toric Multifocal lens
Starts at £4,100 per eye, or £308 over 1 year
Cataract surgery - IC-8 lens
Starts at £4,300 per eye, or £322 over 1 year
Femtosecond Laser-Assisted surgery
Starts at £500 per eye, or £38 over 1 year
In addition to the above payment options, we offer a no-interest finance option which allows you to spread the cost of the surgery over a 12-month period.
An initial 10% deposit will be paid, and the remaining fee spread over either six, ten or twelve months period depending on which is convenient for you at a 0% interest rate. Contact us to learn more about our convenient system of payment and how it can be of help to you.
Note: Should you have a cataract, surgery is the only solution. Kindly see an expert for appropriate diagnosis and treatment following the state of your vision and any other prevailing circumstances.
Yes, there are, and we will discuss them below:
With the aid of the most recent advancement in cataract surgery - the bladeless femtosecond Laser, our surgeons carry out femtosecond laser cataract surgery; a procedure that has more precision than the traditional method.
Not everyone can undergo the permanent lens replacement procedure or regular cataract surgery. This includes patients whose cornea have an abnormal shape, people with keratoconus, and those who have undergone radial keratotomy surgery.
We are professionals when it comes to the treatment of high myopia; hence we have in-depth knowledge and can handle the Phakic IOL technology (a visual contact lens that can be implanted).
This treatment takes care of patients with difficulty seeing what they read. Other names for it are permanent lens replacement surgery, PreLex (presbyopic lens exchange), and Clear lens extraction (CLE).
Early signs of cataract may be blurred, cloudy, or dim vision. In the case of myopia or hypermetropia, how close you are to an object determines how well you'll see it. But in the case of cataracts, you won't be able to see an object clearly regardless of how close or far away you are from it.
Some other signs and symptoms of cataract include:
The cause of cataract is not clearly defined, but certain risk factors trigger it. One of which is age. Older adults are typically affected by this condition. Second is genetic inheritance. If you have a history of cataract in your family, you might experience it. If these are responsible for cataract, you won't be able to control them. However, other causes that could be controlled are:
There is no pain associated with cataract; however, seeing a doctor upon experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above may be of help. Remember that an early eye check will lower the effect of cataract more than a late check up.
Before starting the operation, patients are given a local anaesthetic in the form of eye drops to make them numb to any pain while the surgery is performed. You can also get sedated to make you more comfortable.
During the surgery, an incision will be made on your eye to take out the cloudy lens. The surgeon can do this either manually, by using a surgical blade, or they may employ femtosecond laser. Any of the technique used is safe with minimal risks.
To take out the cataract, the capsule bag will be operated upon to make a hole, and the lens will be disintegrated into smaller bits.
After removing the lens, a new Intraocular Lens (IOL) will be gently implanted via ultra-precise keyhole surgery. You will get a tailor-made lens that allows you to see very clearly. See us for more information about our quality IOLS.
Patients are made to rest after the whole procedure and regain sensitivity from the anaesthetic. You will be allowed to go home after getting instructional eyecare information from your surgeon. Post-surgery expectations will also be explained to you. Patients are to put on sunglasses hours after surgery and when they go out for a week. Eye drops will be recommended for use to keep infection and inflammation at bay for two weeks. After some days, you should be able to return to your normal activities. After five days, you should be strong enough to exercise a little and get back to full exercise after two weeks.
At the clinic, eye drops will be administered to dilate your pupils. How to take care of your eyes post-treatment will be discussed with you by a nurse. The surgeon will take a look at your consent form and discuss the entire procedure with you.
To numb your eyes, anaesthetic eye drops will be applied to them. On many occasions, a local anaesthetic is used for the procedure, but occasionally general or mild sedation may be administered. An estimated 10 to 15 minutes is spent on each eye during the surgery. When this is done, you will rest for between 30 minutes before being discharged.
Upon completion of the surgery and after taking your rest, your eyes will be re-examined by the surgeon before you go home. It is expected that your eyes will feel tired for the remaining hours of the day, which is why it is advised that you rest at home.
After this time, you will get to see, though your eyes will be a little misty for 2 to 3 days. Based on what the issue was before treatment, you may observe significant changes immediately.
Yes. But the kind of lenses we use are from the best manufacturers to give you maximum visual acuity.
See the lenses offered at Optimal Vision:
Age-related cataract can be corrected with premium monofocal lens where it enhances visual features like contrast sensitivity. At our practice, we use the Rayone monofocal lens from Rayner.
The kind of lens you choose depends on you. This means that your lifestyle, visual needs, what you do in your free time, astigmatism or any other eye defect, and if you drive will be considered. Every lens is of high quality, CE marked, and have been tested to permit implantation. For great outcome, multifocal lens implants are combined with femtosecond laser cataract surgery. Our multifocal lenses are below.
The kind of lens you choose depends on your lifestyle and what your needs are. This means that your lifestyle, visual needs, what you do in your free time, astigmatism or any other eye defect, and if you drive will be considered. Every lens is of high quality and comes from best manufacturers, including Johnson & Johnson, Rayner, Finevision, and Zeiss. For great outcome, multifocal lens implants are combined with femtosecond laser cataract surgery.
Here, our surgeons use Alcon Panoptix quadfocal, Finevision Trifocal, Johnson & Johnson Synergy EDOF Trifocal, and Rayner Rayone Trifocal lenses. After having a full diagnosis and consultation, your specialist will help you choose the right lens for a better vision.
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