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  • 2 million

    our surgeons have performed more than 2 million procedures worldwide.

  • UK's No.1

    provider of laser eye surgery.

  • 20|20

    vision or your money back. *

  • £400m

    invested in our clinics.

  • Over 99%

    achieve 20|20 vision or better. **

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What Is Lens Surgery?

An increasingly popular treatment used to correct both distance and near vision sight imperfections. It’s also used to help people with cataracts, helping them to see the world clearly again.
Often, lens surgery is the most effective way to reduce the reliance on your glasses and contact lenses and can change your life.

Am I Suitable For Lens Surgery?

As many as 85% of people meet our suitability criteria². Try our interactive system to find out if you're a good candidate for surgery.

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How Is Lens Eye Surgery Performed?

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.

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

World Class Technology

Our expert Surgeons use the same technology that led NASA to approve laser eye surgery for its astronauts. More than £400 million has been invested in state-of-the-art clinics and technologies. We use advanced femtosecond and excimer lasers, which are incredibly precise and accurate, so that we can provide our patients with their very best results.

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Read reviews from thousands of happy patients. To date, over 8,000 of our UK patients have rated us on leading consumer review site Trustpilot. That’s more than any other provider.​

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How Much Does Lens Eye Surgery Cost?

Lens surgery provides our patients with excellent vision and reduces the ongoing costs associated with continued purchases of glasses and contact lenses. Each patient undergoing lens surgery is different and as a result, costs vary. We offer a number of payment options and finance plans which can help to spread the cost of this life-changing treatment.

From £1,995 per eye¹ 
0% APR For 10 Months

Aftercare & Recovery

Our complete aftercare programme starts on the day of your lens replacement surgery and is customised to your individual requirements. We check your progress regularly to make sure that your recovery is progressing just as it should. All Optical Express patients also have access to our out-of-hours medical helpline, where a specialist optometrist or surgeon can give you professional advice and help to answer questions on vision or eye health after lens replacement surgery.

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Is Lens Surgery Safe?

YES! 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.

Why Choose Optical Express?

From children’s first eye test to teenagers’ glasses, from contact lenses to prescription sunglasses and from laser eye surgery to lens replacement in later life, we’ve looked after the health of our patients and their families’ eyes for over 25 years. Not only do we provide the best in clinical care, but we have optical solutions for all patients too.

We’ve never stood still. Since we opened our first optical practice in 1991, over £400 million has been invested in our clinics and technology, giving our clinicians access to the most advanced methods of vision correction and providing the best visual results for our patients. At Optical Express, you’ll find that we provide exceptional clinical expertise, outstanding surgical outcomes and a complete aftercare programme. We, quite simply, want to bring a new sense of joy into your life.

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