Midland Eye Institute

Midland Eye Institute is a private ambulatory surgery centre specialising in eye treatments. Average cost for laser eye surgery is £1,800 per eye.

What Is The Midland Eye Institute

The Midland Eye Institute is an eye clinic located in Solihull, established by four ophthalmic surgeons.

The clinic was founded to provide patients with a comprehensive array of ophthalmological treatments to correct a range of eye conditions. All four surgeons are leading specialists in their respective fields of eye care, making it easy for patients to obtain a number of different services under one roof. Both private and NHS procedures are carried out, and all treatments are performed using state-of-the-art technology and devices.

Patient health and safety is a paramount concern, and so in addition to the practice undergoing regular audits and inspection, all patients are screened for MRSA ahead of any treatment being administered.


Treatments At The Midland Eye Institute

Midland Eye Institute

At Midland Eye, there are four primary treatments on offer - laser eye surgery, cataract surgery, cosmetic eye surgery and glaucoma treatment laser eye surgery.

Laser eye surgery is a common procedure to correct vision impairments, and the clinic offers traditional LASIK, LASEK and LENSAR laser cataract surgery. LASIK is the most common laser eye procedure carried out in the UK each year, and it is of course available at the clinic. During the treatment, an automated instrument creates a corneal flap through which an excimer laser can reach and treat the affected area. During LASEK however, there is no need to create a flap, reducing the recovery time and averting any risks of complications that can occur during the reattachment process. Lasers can also be used to treat cataracts in a procedure known as LENSAR Laser Cataract Surgery. During this treatment, a 3D map is made of your eye in order to help the laser target the cataract more effectively. This 3D imaging helps your surgeon tailor your treatment to your specific needs, resulting in more accuracy and a reduced healing time.

Glaucoma occurs when there is a build-up of pressure within the eyeball, which over time will lead to vision loss. Midland Eye can treat this condition through the standard issue of eyedrops, and should this not be successful, laser treatment or surgery can be performed, depending on what is best for your specific condition. In addition to offering services like these to treat medical conditions, cosmetic eye surgery is also available. The most common kind of cosmetic eye procedure is known as a Blepharoplasty, or an “eye lift”. If your eyelids become droopy or saggy with age and you have found large bags have formed under your eyes, this cosmetic treatment can remove excess fat and tighten the skin to rejuvenate the appearance of eyes.

Surgery Costs

In some cases, you may be able to obtain treatment on the NHS, so you should begin with making an appointment to see your GP to find out if this could be the case.

If you qualify for treatment on the NHS, your GP will refer you to Midland Eye. We will then carry out a consultation to determine the best course of treatment for you, the cost of which will range between £100 and £195. Additional fees may be levied if further tests are required. Treatment prices are all-inclusive where possible, and the bill is payable credit card, debit card, cheque, or cash.

Customised LASEK and LASIK procedures cost £1,800 per eye. For more information, call 0121 711 2020


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Private Medical Insurance

Midland Eye works alongside all major private medical insurance providers to give you the best chances of obtaining treatment.

The extent of your coverage will vary from insurer to insurer, so it is essential to check your policy before making any commitments to treatment. Once you have clarified if there is any excess and what will and will not be covered, your insurance company will likely request that you fill out a claim form (you may need to have this signed off by your GP as well).

If you wish to pay by direct debit, you will need to sort this authorisation out with your insurance provider directly, as we are unable to do this for you. Similarly if you don’t bring your completed claim form to your appointment, you will be asked to pay the balance in full and seek reimbursement from your insurer.

NHS Laser Eye Surgery

In some cases, you may be able to request to have your NHS-covered treatment carried out at Midland Eye.

Patient Choice is a government initiative designed to provide patients with choices regarding when they have their treatment, and a say in the facility at which it is carried out. This means you can select from participating clinics – of which Midland Eye is one – and you can select to have one of our surgeons carry out your treatment. This will be dependent on the type of treatment you need to undergo, along with factors such as waiting times and availability.

Speak to your GP today to find out if you can select Midland Eye through the Patient Choice scheme.


Key Surgeons At The Midland Eye Institute

Mr Mark T Benson, M.B. Ch.B. M.Sc. FRCS FRCOphth

Mr Benson specialises in Refractive Lens Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Macular Disease and Retina treatment. He qualified at Birmingham University Medical School and upon completion of his post-grad training, Mr Benson was appointed a Consultant at The Heart of England NHS Trust. Today, he’s the Chairman of Midland Eye’s Medical Advisory Committee.

Mr Ian A Cunliffe

Mr Cunliffe is an honorary Senior Clinical Tutor at the University of Birmingham, and his researched is primarily focused on glaucomatous disc imaging, visual fields and ocular blood supply. Mr Cunliffe qualified from Sheffield University Medical School, and has in the past worked as a Consultant at The Heart of England NHS Trust.

Mr Tristan TQ Reuser

Specialising in Ocular Plastics, Cataract Surgery and Refractive Lens Surgery, Mr Reuser graduated from the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Since 1998, he has been a Consultant at The Heart of England NHS Trust, where his specialties include cataract treatments, eyelid tumours, and ocular plastics.

Professor Sunil Shah

Prof. Shah qualified at St. Georges Hospital Medical School before completing post-graduate training in hospitals throughout the UK. He joined the Midland Eye Centre in 2000, and today he runs a cornea and cataract service. Professor Shah is a former President of the British Society for Refractive Surgery, and also past council member of the British Contact Lens Association.


Clinic & Customer Surpport

You can contact the clinic directly using the following information:<.p>

Address - Midland Eye, 50 Lode Lane, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 2AW

Telephone - 0121 711 2020

General enquiries - info@midlandeye.com

Enquiries about refractive surgery - refractive@midlandeye.com

Cosmetic surgery enquiries - eyeplastics@midlandeye.com

Midland Eye is part of the Aspen Healthcare group, which can be contacted using the following information:

Address - Aspen Healthcare Limited, Centurion House (3rd Floor), 37 Jewry Street, London, EC3N 2ER, United Kingdom

Telephone - 020 7977 6080

Email - info@aspen-healthcare.co.uk

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