If you are suffering from cataracts, surgery is the most effective solution to restore your vision. Cataract surgery is a straightforward procedure that can make a huge difference to your day to day life.
It’s the most common operation performed in the UK and, after the NHS, Optical Express carries out the highest number of cataract surgeries in the country.
Cataracts are small, cloudy patches which form on your eye’s lens, making your vision blurry. Choose to have your private cataract treatment with us, and you’ll discover that we have a range of options, using premium lenses, which will transform your life.
You don’t have to wait when you decide to have private cataract surgery at Optical Express. Once you’ve had your free consultation, you can decide on the date that’s most convenient for you, and then look forward to seeing the world around you much more clearly.
The most effective cataract surgery is lens replacement. This involves the damaged lens being removed and replaced with a new synthetic lens to restore your vision. At Optical Express we also offer YAG treatment if additional corrections are required.
Cataract surgery replaces your cloudy natural lens with a new synthetic one, making your vision clearer and brighter. This premium lens can also help to correct long sightedness, short sightedness and reading vision. It's a simple procedure with a high success rate.
Our treatment support optometrist will record your vision with and without spectacles and perform an assessment of your eye health. Eye drops will be administered, so that your eye is comfortable during surgery.
Your surgeon will gently create a small opening on the surface of your eye to get access to your natural lens. The contents of the natural lens bag are carefully removed before the premium synthetic lens is put in place.
Immediately after your treatment is performed, you will be unable to drive. Ensure you arrange transport home beforehand. You should go home to rest after your treatment, returning for treatment in your second eye if required.
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Cataract surgery is an incredibly effective treatment. While it can be a sizeable investment, it does bring long term, life-changing benefits. We offer a number of payment options and finance plans, making private cataract surgery an option for everyone.
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With the demand for cataract surgery outpacing the availability of surgeons and capacity on NHS lists, there has been a significant increase in waiting times for NHS treatment in recent years. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the NHS reducing the volume of eye cataract procedures performed through 2020 and into 2021. Patients are now being forced to wait months and in some cases even years for NHS treatment, putting them at risk of experiencing further loss of vision. This prolonged vision impairment can in turn lead to a loss of independence, with patients being unable to perform daily tasks each of us take for granted such as driving and reading, as well as making them more prone to trips and falls, which could lead to devastating injuries and hospitalisation.
If you are looking to opt for cataract surgery, private providers such as Optical Express can drastically reduce your waiting time for treatment. Once you’ve had your free consultation (which carries a value of £100) you can decide on a date and time that’s convenient for you and thanks to our nationwide network of clinics, you can receive treatment for cataracts in a matter of weeks.
Choose to have your private cataract surgery with us and you’ll discover that we have a range of premium lens options available. While the NHS is limited to the use of traditional monofocal lenses, often leaving patients’ still requiring glasses for visual tasks within an arm's length, at Optical Express we can provide premium multifocal lenses that are designed to allow good vision at all distances - near, intermediate and far.
What’s more, NHS waiting lists mean that the time between the first and subsequent second eye to be operated on can often be months, and in many areas of the UK even years. Should only one eye be treated, the difference in prescription between a patient’s eyes can result in a condition which causes visual discomfort, double or blurred vision, and headaches. At Optical Express, both eyes can be treated on the same day because visual comfort is best when vision in both eyes is balanced. With over 120 locations across the UK to choose from, don’t wait any longer and book your free consultation for private cataract surgery at a clinic near you today.
YES! Cataract/lens surgery is the number one elective surgery procedure in the world and millions of people are enjoying the life changing benefits of this treatment. Of course, all surgical procedures carry a degree of risk but our expert Optical Express surgeons will ensure that your treatment is safe, effective, and as comfortable as possible.