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Laser eye surgery aftercare explained

Laser eye surgery aftercare explained

Once your laser eye surgery is over, that's not the end of your treatment with Optegra. Read on to find out all about our comprehensive laser eye surgery aftercare and why it's so important. Read more

What is SMILE eye surgery?

What is SMILE eye surgery?

ReLEx® SMILE is an innovative form of laser eye surgery, suitable for people with higher degrees of short-sightedness. Find out more about what SMILE surgery is and how it could benefit you here.  Read more

What to expect after laser eye surgery

What to expect after laser eye surgery

Recovery from laser eye surgery is straightforward and quick for the overwhelming majority of patients. Read our latest post to get a better understanding of what to expect after laser eye surgery. Read more

How soon after laser eye surgery can I…?

How soon after laser eye surgery can I…?

After laser eye surgery, it's important to take extra care before resuming some everyday activities. Find out how soon you'll be able to drive, shower, get back to work and lots more with our expert guidance. Read more

Who can get laser eye surgery?

Who can get laser eye surgery?

These days, more people than ever can take advantage of laser vision correction, as new technology and treatment options have been developed. Take a look at our guide to find out if laser eye surgery could help you. Read more

Myth busting.. Cataracts

Myth busting.. Cataracts

There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding cataracts. We believe the following myths are misleadi... Read more

Unveiling the Truth about Cataracts

Unveiling the Truth about Cataracts

New research shows that the British population are unclear about the symptoms of one of the most common eye c... Read more

Why are there so many different lenses for cataract surgery? And which one is best for you?

Why are there so many different lenses for cataract surgery? And which one is best for you?

We understand that getting yourself psyched up and prepared for cataract eye surgery...

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Cataract Lenses - Monofocal vs Multifocal. The pros and cons.

Cataract Lenses - Monofocal vs Multifocal. The pros and cons.

When you're being considered for cataract surgery, you'll need to consider the........

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Do I need lens replacement surgery? How to self-check your eyes at home

Do I need lens replacement surgery? How to self-check your eyes at home

Lens replacement surgery is continuing to grow in popularity - thanks to an increase........

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9 Surprising side effects of Lens Replacement Surgery

9 Surprising side effects of Lens Replacement Surgery

If you're considering whether lens replacement surgery is the best option for you... Read more

Optegra's pioneering SMILE treatment featured in the Mail on Sunday and Mail Online

Optegra's pioneering SMILE treatment featured in the Mail on Sunday and Mail Online

If you got the Sunday papers at the weekend or read the Mail Online.....

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The truth about lens replacement surgery risk- is it worth it?

The truth about lens replacement surgery risk- is it worth it?

Lens replacement surgery is rising in popularity - due to patients being...

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What is the average cost of LASIK eye surgery?

What is the average cost of LASIK eye surgery?

We all love a bargain, don't we? But when it come to some as precious as...

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The 5-minute guide to picking a laser eye surgery consultant

The 5-minute guide to picking a laser eye surgery consultant

Time is precious. And you're probably already spending hours online researching the benefits of laser eye surgery....

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Open Evening: Find out everything you need to know about the ground-breaking SMILE laser treatment

Open Evening: Find out everything you need to know about the ground-breaking SMILE laser treatment

We're delighted to announce that we're holding a special open evening to showcase  ....

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The list of facts about corrective laser eye surgery you need to know before having the procedure

The list of facts about corrective laser eye surgery you need to know before having the procedure

You only have to look at some of our amazing customer testimonials to see what a difference having corrective laser ....

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6 little-known eye lens replacement problems you should know about

6 little-known eye lens replacement problems you should know about

Lens replacement surgery is an advanced version of tradtional cataract surgery, and it's Read more

Vision correction secrets of Hollywood actors

Vision correction secrets of Hollywood actors

Aside from being three of the most famous actors in the word, what do Dame Judi Dench, Johnny Depp and Mila Kunis all have in common?

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How to identify early eye problems in adults

How to identify early eye problems in adults

Are you worried that there might be something wrong with your eyes? We're all guilty .... Read more

Laser Eye Surgery: questions and answers from Optegra Eye Clinic Leeds

Laser Eye Surgery: questions and answers from Optegra Eye Clinic Leeds

Considering laser eye surgery? It's the most popular elective surgery in the UK!  Your eyes are....

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Optegra surgeon voted 'Best for Eyes' by Tatler Magazine

Optegra surgeon voted 'Best for Eyes' by Tatler Magazine

At Optegra we pride ourselves in the highest quality care standards and the exceptional abilities of ....

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Is lens replacement surgery safe? Weigh in the pros and cons

Is lens replacement surgery safe? Weigh in the pros and cons

Are you considering lens replacement surgery? It can be a daunting prospect we know...

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The list of most common eye diseases and treatments currently available

The list of most common eye diseases and treatments currently available

As the UK's most trusted eye specialist, we treat thousands of eyes every year. And...

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Warning: Keep your eyes open for these eye cataract symptoms

Warning: Keep your eyes open for these eye cataract symptoms

Are you worried you may be suffering from cataracts?

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Are you paying too much: How much should a lens replacement surgery cost?

Are you paying too much: How much should a lens replacement surgery cost?

If you've done your research on lens replacement surgery, you'll know that...

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How safe is Clarivu eye surgery? Simple steps to protect yourself from possible complications

How safe is Clarivu eye surgery? Simple steps to protect yourself from possible complications

Popular, particularly amongst the over 50 age group; Clarivu eye surgery is an extremely safe and...

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The minimalist guide to lens replacement surgery

The minimalist guide to lens replacement surgery

Lens replacement surgery can seem like a confusing subject, espcially if you're not medically trained.... Read more

The top 5 benefits of laser eye surgery: Is it really that effective?

The top 5 benefits of laser eye surgery: Is it really that effective?

That's what you're thinking isn't it? You know laser surgery isn't ...

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A shortlist of laser eye surgery information that you should know before getting the procedure

A shortlist of laser eye surgery information that you should know before getting the procedure

Are you still undecided about whether or not to go ahead with laser eye surgery?

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Extended Opening Hours: We're here to answer your eye care questions from 8:00am - 8:00pm

Extended Opening Hours: We're here to answer your eye care questions from 8:00am - 8:00pm

Our customers are important to us, so we've responded to your requests for longer call centre opening hours.... Read more

How to quickly check if laser refractive surgery is the right treatment for you

How to quickly check if laser refractive surgery is the right treatment for you

Laser refractive surgery is one of the most popular and common...
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The list of cataract surgery lens choices: follow the recommendations from this renowned surgeon

The list of cataract surgery lens choices: follow the recommendations from this renowned surgeon

When we unveiled the truth about cataracts, our leading specialist and Consultant Opthalmic Surgeon, Sundeep Keterpal.... Read more

What is the cause of cataracts and what can you do to protect yourself?

What is the cause of cataracts and what can you do to protect yourself?

Keeping your eyes healthy is imperative if you want to enjoy clear and strong vision well into old age..... Read more

Get rid of your bad sight: When to opt for laser eye corrective surgery - The pros and cons

Get rid of your bad sight: When to opt for laser eye corrective surgery - The pros and cons

If you have vision problems and suffer from bad sight, it can be a big decision to decide when to take the plunge and... Read more

5 simple things to ensure risk free Laser Eye Surgery

5 simple things to ensure risk free Laser Eye Surgery

A list of 5 simple things that a patient can do to ensure that they have a risk-free laser eye surgery experience. Read more

5 Little-Known Side Effects of Laser Eye Treatment You Probably Don't Know About

5 Little-Known Side Effects of Laser Eye Treatment You Probably Don't Know About

If you're reading this article we're guessing you're probably having some problems with your eyes and you're starting to think about having laser eye treatment, right....

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What types of laser eye treatment are available for my condition?

What types of laser eye treatment are available for my condition?

If you suffer from one of the more common refractive eye conditions, you may have considered corrective laser eye surgery....

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How Safe is Laser Eye Treatment? The Short List of Laser Eye Treatment Risks

How Safe is Laser Eye Treatment? The Short List of Laser Eye Treatment Risks

Are you considering laser eye treatment and worried about the risks?
Undoubtedly the prospect of ...

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What’s behind the cost of laser eye surgery?

What’s behind the cost of laser eye surgery?

The cost of laser eye surgery – one of the most revolutionary developments in corrective eye treatments – can seem like a large financial commitment.  However when you consider that...

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How to Protect Your Eyes with the See-Food Diet

How to Protect Your Eyes with the See-Food Diet

Innovations in the way we are able to treat debilitating eye-issues have enabled us to change people’s lives. Degenerating vision is not always the life-sentence it used to be, allowing those who suffer to appreciate a... Read more

Happy 5th birthday, Manchester!

Happy 5th birthday, Manchester!

Optegra Eye Hospital Manchester marked it's fifth anniversary this week with a celebratory party for staff and consultants... Read more

You're hired!

You're hired!

Optegra Eye Hospital Manchester employs their first ever apprentice... Read more

I never thought I would read writing that small again!

I never thought I would read writing that small again!

Joan Mason began noticing changes in her eyesight about 12 years ago. Having been glasses-free with 20-20 vision for most of her life, the sudden need to wear glasses was a shock to the system.... Read more

Are we doing enough to protect our eyesight?

Are we doing enough to protect our eyesight?

Find out if you are doing enough to protect your eyes with our new Vision of Britain infographic... Read more

What’s your ‘Vision of Britain’?

What’s your ‘Vision of Britain’?

Find out how you can help us launch our Vision of Britain report by sharing your personal or favourite ‘Vision of Britain’ photos!  Read more

The history of our new London hospital

The history of our new London hospital

We look back at the interesting history of our new London hospital – all the way back to 1804! Read more

A London launch with a view

A London launch with a view

Find out how we launched our brand new flagship hospital in London’s world famous Harley Street district, at an event on the 42nd floor of the Leadenhall Building... Read more

 Peter casts away his poor vision

Peter casts away his poor vision

A gradual deterioration in Peter Leitch's eyesight meant that the hobbies he loved, plus others that he was just starting to enjoy, were under threat. Find out how lens replacement helped him live a fuller life... Read more

Guildford Rugby Club gets to know their eyes

Guildford Rugby Club gets to know their eyes

Optegra raised awareness in the local community about eye conditions at the mini gala event held by the Guildford Rugby club for players under 10, 11 and 12... Read more

Trick or treat?

Trick or treat?

This Halloween, find out what ‘trick or treat’ may mean for your eyes… Read more

Optegra surgeon makes Kilimanjaro charity trip

Optegra surgeon makes Kilimanjaro charity trip

Optegra eye surgeon, Mark Wevill, has completed a lifetime ambition by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with his family. He also contributed to the region’s local eye health care while on his visit... Read more

No hidden extras – so you see everything.

No hidden extras – so you see everything.

Laser eye surgery is a common procedure, but that doesn’t mean it’s simple. Find out about the service you’ll receive from the experts at Optegra Eye Health Care...
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Sneak preview: New London hospital

Sneak preview: New London hospital

Get a sneak preview of how our new London hospital is starting to take shape with the latest photos from the site…
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Healthy eyes, looking good

Healthy eyes, looking good

Research shows that too many Brits are neglecting their eyes, and causing risk of irritation and infection. Get our top ten tips on how to keep your eyes healthy and looking good... Read more

Rugby in your sights

Rugby in your sights

The Rugby World Cup kicks off today, but did you know that there is more than one way to have rugby in your sights? Find out more… Read more

Preparing for laser eye surgery: What you need to know

Preparing for laser eye surgery: What you need to know

How can you prepare for laser eye surgery? Find out what you need to know before having treatment at Optegra... Read more

Back to school

Back to school

We give some ideas on how to pack super sight-friendly meals for the back to school lunch boxes… Read more

Contact Lens Health Week

Contact Lens Health Week

From 24-28 August, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in the US are promoting Contact Lens Health Week – encouraging healthy habits for health eyes… Read more

PODCAST: Optegra and Fight for Sight talk dining in the dark

PODCAST: Optegra and Fight for Sight talk dining in the dark

Optegra's Medical Director, Rob Morris, and Dr Dolores Conroy from UK charity Fight for Sight speak to Insight Radio about their partnership and the upcoming fundraising event ‘Feast your Eyes’… Read more

Bake your way to healthy eyes

Bake your way to healthy eyes

With the return of the Great British Bake Off, we give some ideas for baking eye health-friendly treats… Read more

Optegra optometrist supports blind school in Ethiopia

Optegra optometrist supports blind school in Ethiopia

Find out how optometrist Jo Sheetal-Thethy helped to improve living conditions and eye care treatments for visually challenged children in Ethiopa... Read more

Central London newsflash

Central London newsflash

Check out the latest innovation at our new London hospital… Read more

Business woman fixes vision after chance meeting with TV’s Ruth Langsford

Business woman fixes vision after chance meeting with TV’s Ruth Langsford

A chance meeting with TV presenter Ruth Langsford led Michelle Holden to an eye procedure that put her professional life back on track... Read more

'Bright lights' by a poetic patient

'Bright lights' by a poetic patient

Mr John Treneman was so happy with his eye surgery at Optegra that he penned us a poem to express his delight! Read more

Golfer can see clearly on the green

Golfer can see clearly on the green

Keen golfer, Owen Ford, from Oakley near Basingstoke, has improved his enjoyment of the game by having an eye treatment at Optegra Eye Health Care... Read more

Is it time for an eye test?

Is it time for an eye test?

Read our second instalment in the battle of vision vs teeth, following research that shows we visit the dentist more often than the optician... Read more

Is permanent lens replacement for me?

Is permanent lens replacement for me?

If you're considering permanent lens replacement (also known as refractive lens exchange), you can find out all about the procedure in our handy infographic... Read more

Don’t miss a shot at Wimbledon 2015

Don’t miss a shot at Wimbledon 2015

Watching Wimbledon this year? We give three tips on how to make sure you don't miss a shot due to eyesight problems... Read more

Dig out those sunglasses for summer!

Dig out those sunglasses for summer!

Everyone loves a good pair of sunnies. But not only can sunglasses be a stylish accessory, they also play a very important part in protecting your eyesight... Read more

Unveiling the truth about cataracts

Unveiling the truth about cataracts

Did you know that you don't have to wait until a cataract is ripe to have it removed? We unveil the truth about some common myths in our infographic... Read more

Should I get laser eye surgery?

Should I get laser eye surgery?

Considering laser eye surgery? Make sure you check out our infographic as part of your research to get the facts about the procedure... Read more

Diabetes Week 2015

Diabetes Week 2015

Diabetes Week 2015 (14-21 June) promotes awareness of this disorder - but how much do you know about diabetic-related eye conditions? Read more

Glaucoma - the 'silent thief of sight'

Glaucoma - the 'silent thief of sight'

It's National Glaucoma Awareness Week 2015 - get the facts about this group of eye conditions with our handy infographic... Read more

Look after your eyes this festival season

Look after your eyes this festival season

Wellies? Check. Tent? Check. Toilet roll? Check. Eye care kit? No? Then read on…

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Do you visit the dentist more often than the optician?

Do you visit the dentist more often than the optician?

New research shows Brits look after our teeth far more than our eyes - get the stats here... Read more

What is age-related macular degeneration?

What is age-related macular degeneration?

Want to know the facts about age-related macular degeneration (AMD)? Find out about the most common cause of vision loss in people aged over 50 with our useful infographic... Read more

Jail and Bail for our Hampshire Hospital Director

Jail and Bail for our Hampshire Hospital Director

On 14 May, our Hampshire Hospital Director was arrested... for charity! Read more

Optegra out and about

Optegra out and about

We've taken part in three trade fairs so far in 2015 - 100% Optical, Pulse LIVE and Optrafair... Read more

What are the different types of eyelid surgery?

What are the different types of eyelid surgery?

If you're having any eyelid issues and think you might need surgery, you can find out the treatments offered by Optegra Eye Health Care in our infographic... Read more

Work progresses on our new London hospital

Work progresses on our new London hospital

Get an update on the work taking place at our new London hospital near Harley Street from the construction company, ISG... Read more

My miracle of sight

My miracle of sight

Angie Driscoll, 63, from Hayling Island had been wearing multifocal glasses for 30 years and decided that 2014 was going to be a year for change... Read more

A guide to keeping your eyes safe from allergies

A guide to keeping your eyes safe from allergies

Are you noticing symptoms of hay fever, such as itchy or red eyes? Check out our guide to keeping your eyes safe from allergies... Read more

Perfect vision for DIY enthusiast

Perfect vision for DIY enthusiast

Does wearing glasses affect your love of DIY? Read about Bob Barton's experience of Clarivu lens replacement at Optegra, who is now delighted with his vision... Read more

Extreme sports fan has life-changing eye surgery

Extreme sports fan has life-changing eye surgery

Jeffrey’s passion for motorcycles, shooting, water-skiing and diving, at the age of 70, was under threat due to cataracts in both eyes... Read more

Fingerprint expert has vision restored

Fingerprint expert has vision restored

Cliff Gulbis, 51, from Hertfordshire, needs clear, sharp vision for his job as a fingerprint expert. Find out how having his vision restored helped improve his daily life... Read more

Ski enthusiast eyes up the slopes

Ski enthusiast eyes up the slopes

For Cheshire resident, David Watson, his passion for sports has been reignited following an eye procedure which has freed him from the glasses he has worn for over 40 years. Read more

Patient looks 20 years younger!

Patient looks 20 years younger!

Elise Bravington, from Chorley, experienced a dramatic deterioration in her eye sight during her fifties. “I feel that I have my life back. It’s like I’m 20 years younger! I had one shot – I went for it ... Read more

Full speed ahead for Silverstone driving instructor

Full speed ahead for Silverstone driving instructor

For Buckingham driving instructor Andy Gray, good, sharp, distance vision is critical for his job running a driver training business and working as a driving instructor at Silverstone... Read more

How eye surgery led to relief from my arthritis

How eye surgery led to relief from my arthritis

“So many of my hobbies rely on excellent vision and I was getting so fed up with varifocal glasses and with blurry vision from cataracts." Read more of Christine Willey's story... Read more

Delighted patient delivers poetic praise

Delighted patient delivers poetic praise

Doncaster man, Stewart Atkin, was so delighted with his recent eye surgery, he has put pen to paper to express his delight in poetry! Read more

The gift of new eye sight

The gift of new eye sight

Natalie booked herself into Optegra Eye Hospital Surrey as a 30th birthday present from her husband... Read more

Accountant follows his mother’s example

Accountant follows his mother’s example

Nick Barnes, 33, from Truro in Cornwall, wasn’t even considering having laser eye surgery until his mum booked in for lens replacement at Optegra... Read more

I can’t believe I put up with contact lenses for so long!

I can’t believe I put up with contact lenses for so long!

Charlotte Lever, from Guildford, says her vision is now “perfect” and life is so much easier now she has had laser eye surgery at Optegra Surrey Eye Hospital and no longer needs to wear glasses or contact lenses... Read more

Clarity at last… and no more varifocals!

Clarity at last… and no more varifocals!

Liz has many hobbies – including swimming, walking, cycling, reading, theatre, holidays, dining, family – and says everything is easier now she no longer needs glasses... Read more


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