Frequently asked questions about lens replacement surgery

Find the answers to the questions we’re most commonly asked below.

  • When can I return to work after lens surgery?

    The short answer is: Generally, after three days

    We recommend to our lens surgery patients that they wait three days before returning to work. However, as every patient is different, your surgeon will make the best recommendations for you depending on your recovery time and work environment.
  • How do I book a free lens surgery consultation?

    The short answer is: Simple – online, complete a form or call us

    It's easy to book your free Optical Express lens replacement surgery consultation and take the first step on your journey to better vision. With the largest network of private clinics in the UK and Ireland, finding an Optical Express clinic near you couldn't be more straightforward.
  • How does lens surgery work?

    The short answer is: By replacing or enhancing your natural lens

    Lens surgery deals with the natural lens in your eye, which either needs to be enhanced with an additional synthetic lens, or to be replaced. This lens treatment improves your vision to reduce your reliance on glasses and contact lenses.
  • How long does it take to perform lens surgery?

    The short answer is: Around fifteen minutes per eye

    If you require surgery on both eyes, in most cases this takes place over the course of two days.
  • How much does lens surgery cost?

    The short answer is: Prices differ, depending on the treatment

    The cost of your lens surgery depends on the type of treatment you need, your prescription, and your personal requirements. We do offer a range of payment and financing options, which can help to spread the cost. Your consultant will provide you with information on costs at your consultation.
  • Will I feel the synthetic lens in my eye?

    The short answer is: No

    Unlike contact lenses, which sit on the surface of your eye, a synthetic lens is placed inside it, so you won't feel a thing.