The price of laser eye surgery can range from £1,000 to £1,800 per eye depending on the procedure required. Patients will be asked to undergo an initial consultation from either an Optometrist or surgeon, who will be able to advise on the best course of treatment. This will be tailored to the patient. Many clinics offer this for free or take it as a deposit and take it off the final cost of the treatment. However, patients can expect to pay around £50-£150 for an initial consultation..
There are a range of factors that can affect the cost of laser eye surgery. These include the prescription itself (which depend on the patient’s condition), the type of procedure required, and the reputation of the clinic and operating surgeon. As a general rule of thumb the smaller the procedure, the less the patient will be charged.
Below are starting cost for a range of laser eye procedures that our partners offer:
|LASIK||From £1,490 per eye|
|Intralase Wavefront LASIK||From £1,885 per eye|
|LASEK||From £995 per eye|
|Wavefront LASEK||From £1,390 per eye|
When patients are comparing quotes from a number of laser eye clinics they should take care to find out exactly what is included in the overall cost of the laser eye surgery treatment. Life-time guarantees and the amount of after-care provided for patients will vary from clinic to clinic.
You can find and compare a variety of clinics in your area for free quickly and simply by talking to one of advisers and letting them do all the hard work for you. Why not give us a call on 020 7424 3130 and let our trained advisers point you in the right direction. Alternatively you can enter a couple of details in the form at the top of the page and get in touch with our network of UK clinics.
Got some questions about laser eye surgery but don't know where to turn for advice? Then why not take a quick look at our laser eye surgery frequently asked questions section where our team has collected and answered a comprehensive list of questions on the subject.
Many of the clinics the Clinic Compare work with offer patients a range of payment options including payment plans and 0% interest deals for surgery. The repayment conditions will vary from clinic to clinic and most will require patients to undergo credit checks before they are offered.
For example Optimax offer the following repayment terms which can help break down the cost of laser eye surgery in to manageable monthly repayments allowing the patient tor repay the cost of surgery over 24 months:
|Treatment||Price Per Month Over 24 Months|
|LASIK||£70.69 per month|
|Intralase Wavefront LASIK||£55.88 per month|
|LASEK||£52.13 per month|
|Wavefront LASEK||£37.32 per month|
Bank loans are available for health operations and depending on the severity of the condition it may be possible to receive the surgery on the NHS. It is also a good idea for potential patients to check the details of their health insurance to check whether their policy includes cover for such surgery.
There various eye surgery techniques include PRK, LASIK, LASEK, Intralase and Wavefront techniques. They each treat a range of different conditions and the technique most suitable for you will be discussed with you in the initial consultation. They also vary in price.
There are a number of consumer led resources of testimonials and advice available online which will not only help you find the procedure that matches your requirements but also let you find out a little more about laser eye surgery clinics and surgeons from across the UK.
Lasik-Eyes.co.uk provides numerous patient reviews on UK clinics and surgeons but also a laser eye surgery forum to give patients a platform to ask questions about procedures and clinics and connect with people with first hand experience of laser eye surgery.
Laser eye surgery has helped millions of people from across the UK enhance their lives by freeing them from their dependence on glasses or contact lens and enabling them to achieve 20:20 vision. The various techniques developed by optical surgeons have evolved to a point where the safest and most effective means of treating a wide range of conditions has never been more affordable and accessible for patients. Now safe and affordable laser eye surgery is widely available from hundreds of clinics located all over the UK and can effectively treat a number of conditions including:
Many patients considering the potential of laser eye surgery may feel slightly hesitant at times about committing to treatment. However, the technology and techniques are constantly developing and improving and there has never been a safer nor more effective range of techniques available.
Once the patient has been seated the surgeon will place anaesthetic drops in the patients' eyes to numb them so that the patient won't feel any discomfort whilst the procedure is being performed. An eyelid clip may then be used to stop the patient from blinking or closing their eyes.
As the anaesthesia takes effect the surgeon will use a highly precise instrument called a microkeratome or a femtosecond laser, to make an extremely thin flap in your cornea. This flap is then folded upwards to reveal the cornea so that a computer-controlled laser can accurately shape it, correcting for the specific condition.
This part of the procedure usually takes around 30 seconds to 1 minute and once completed, the flap in repositioned against the cornea and will heal within minutes. Antibiotic eyes drops will then be administered to prevent the treated area becoming infected.
After the surgery has been completed you will be allowed to go home almost immediately though you will need someone to drive or escort you. You may be required to wear protective sunglasses to protect your eyes against sunlight and to avoid irritation.
Patients will be required to administer eye drops for the six months following the operation to aid the healing process and avoid infection. The recovery time from laser eye surgery will vary depending on the type of technique used though patients should be able to return to work and drive within a couple of days. Patients will be required to attend a number of after care check-ups post procedure to ensure a full recovery.