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Why does laser eye surgery cost so much?

Why does laser eye surgery cost so much?

Laser eye surgery might seem expensive, but there are lots of reasons why good quality treatment comes at a cost. Find out what you can get for your money with Optegra, including the very best facilities and world-class laser eye surgeons. Read more

Common laser eye surgery myths busted

Common laser eye surgery myths busted

With so much information available about laser eye surgery, the chances are that not everything you've heard is correct. Read this guide to find out the truth behind some of the most common laser eye surgery myths. Read more

Is there a laser eye surgery age limit?

Is there a laser eye surgery age limit?

Are you thinking about getting laser eye surgery, but not sure if you're the right age to have treatment? Read this guide to find out more, including advice on getting laser eye surgery over 50. Read more

How to spot the symptoms of cataracts

How to spot the symptoms of cataracts

Cataracts develop gradually, and the symptoms can differ from one person to another, so it isn't always easy to identify them. Find everything you need to know about the symptoms of cataracts right here. Read more

Driving after laser eye surgery: What you need to know

Driving after laser eye surgery: What you need to know

One of the questions we're often asked here at Optegra is whether it's ok to drive after laser eye surgery. Find everything you need to know right here, including how to travel in for your treatment and when you'll be able to drive again. Read more

How to keep your eyes healthy

How to keep your eyes healthy

Your vision is precious, and it's important to keep your eyes healthy to protect your eyesight for years to come. Find out what you can do to improve your eye health with our top tips.  Read more

Why you should choose private cataract surgery

Why you should choose private cataract surgery

Fed up of waiting for cataract treatment on the NHS? With Optegra, you can skip the waiting lists and enjoy world-class facilities. Discover more reasons why you should choose private cataract surgery with us. Read more

Laser eye surgery vs contact lenses

Laser eye surgery vs contact lenses

Not sure whether to go for laser eye surgery or stick with contact lenses? Read this guide to help you make your mind up, including details of the pros and cons of laser eye surgery and contact lenses, and how the costs compare. Read more

Feeling nervous about laser eye surgery?

Feeling nervous about laser eye surgery?

It's only natural to have some nerves before laser eye surgery, but it's important to remember that this is a very common, low-risk procedure. Read our answers to common worries about laser eye surgery, and put your mind at rest.  Read more

A guide to alcohol and laser eye surgery

A guide to alcohol and laser eye surgery

If you've got social events planned close to your treatment date, you might be wondering whether it's ok to have alcohol after laser eye surgery. Find everything you need to know about drinking after laser eye surgery here. Read more

Our cataract surgery reviews

Our cataract surgery reviews

If you need treatment for cataracts, look no further than Optegra. We've helped thousands of people to enjoy freedom from cataracts, and as our reviews show, our customers are very happy with the results. Read more

Getting laser eye surgery before your wedding

Getting laser eye surgery before your wedding

If the thought of wearing glasses on your wedding day fills you with dread, laser eye surgery could be the solution. Find out how to arrange laser eye surgery alongside planning your wedding, with this handy infographic.  Read more

Vision after laser eye surgery: What to expect

Vision after laser eye surgery: What to expect

Before going ahead with laser eye surgery, it's important to be prepared with what to expect. Read on to find out more about laser eye surgery results, and what to expect from your vision after laser eye surgery. Read more

The facts about your eye health

The facts about your eye health

Are you clued up when it comes to your eyesight? Get the facts with this new infographic, featuring key information about everything from cataracts to laser eye surgery, based on our research with Boots Opticians. Read more

How to afford laser eye surgery

How to afford laser eye surgery

Laser eye surgery could be more affordable than you think. Here at Optegra, we offer a range of finance options to help spread the cost. Find out more about our payment plans and get tips on how to save for your treatment.  Read more

The pros and cons of laser eye surgery

The pros and cons of laser eye surgery

Laser eye surgery is a big decision, and one that you should consider carefully. To help you decide whether it's the right option for you, read our guide to the pros and cons of laser eye surgery, and find out what to expect. Read more

How to avoid eye strain from technology

How to avoid eye strain from technology

These days, technology is a big part of our lives, but all that time looking at screens can take its toll on your eyesight. Find everything you need to know about the symptoms of eye strain and how to avoid it right here. Read more

What are the risks of laser eye surgery?

What are the risks of laser eye surgery?

If you've been putting off having laser eye surgery, you're not alone. More than two thirds of people put off vision correction due to fears about surgery, but here at Optegra we do everything we can to ensure your safety. Read more

The facts about cataracts

The facts about cataracts

Did you know? Cataracts affect a third of people over the age of 65. Get the facts about cataracts here, including everything you need to know about the symptoms of cataracts and how they can be treated. Read more

How often should you have an eye test?

How often should you have an eye test?

Less than half of adults have an eye test every two years, but getting your vision checked is important not only for your eyesight but for your overall health. Find out why getting your eyes tested is so important.  Read more

Is lens replacement surgery safe?

Is lens replacement surgery safe?

Lens replacement surgery has helped thousands of people to enjoy better vision, but it's only natural to have questions before getting treatment. Find everything you need to know about the safety of lens replacement right here. Read more

The latest laser eye surgery in London

The latest laser eye surgery in London

The latest innovation in laser eye surgery is ReLEx SMILE, and our central London eye hospital is one of the few places in the UK where this treatment is currently available. Find out more about what SMILE is and how it could benefit you. Read more

Sport and exercise after laser eye surgery

Sport and exercise after laser eye surgery

If you're an active person, you're probably wondering how soon you can get back to your favourite sports and exercise after laser eye surgery. Find out when you can resume training with this helpful guide. Read more

Your cataract surgery questions answered

Your cataract surgery questions answered

If you've got questions about cataract surgery, find out everything you need to know with this infographic, including details about how cataracts can be treated and what cataract surgery is like.  Read more

Does laser eye surgery hurt?

Does laser eye surgery hurt?

One of the questions we're often asked about laser eye surgery is whether it hurts. Find everything you need to know about laser eye surgery pain right here, including guidance for LASIK, LASEK and SMILE eye surgery. Read more

Is laser eye surgery safe?

Is laser eye surgery safe?

When you hear the word 'surgery', it's only natural to have some concerns, but laser eye surgery is a very safe procedure. Find everything you need to know about the safety of laser eye surgery right here. Read more

What to do after laser eye surgery

What to do after laser eye surgery

Recovery from laser eye surgery is usually very quick, and most of our clients are back to normal within a few days. Read our tips to ensure your laser eye surgery recovery goes as quickly and smoothly as possible. Read more

5 reasons to have laser eye surgery

5 reasons to have laser eye surgery

There are many reasons why people choose to have laser eye surgery, and the results really can be life-changing. Here are just some of the reasons why you should consider arranging laser eye treatment with Optegra. Read more

Why laser eye surgery reviews are important

Why laser eye surgery reviews are important

With so many laser eye surgery providers out there, it can be difficult to know which to choose. One of the best ways to judge which provider is best is to look at what their customers say. Find out why. Read more

How much is laser eye surgery in the UK?

How much is laser eye surgery in the UK?

Ever wondered why the cost of laser eye surgery is more expensive in the UK than in some of the clinics abroad? Our costs include comprehensive aftercare, highly trained surgeons and years of experience. Find out more. Read more

How to get laser eye surgery on finance

How to get laser eye surgery on finance

At Optegra, we believe that great vision should be available for everyone, regardless of their budget. Find out more about getting finance for laser eye surgery with this blog post, and find an option that's just right for you.  Read more

How to choose laser eye surgery in London

How to choose laser eye surgery in London

With so many different providers offering laser eye surgery in London, it can be difficult to decide which to go with. Find out what makes Optegra different, and why you should choose us for your life-changing treatment. Read more

Lens replacement surgery explained

Lens replacement surgery explained

Lens replacement surgery can help correct a wide range of visual errors, as well as treating cataracts. Find out everything you need to know about lens replacement with this helpful infographic. Read more

How to pay for laser eye surgery

How to pay for laser eye surgery

Laser eye surgery is a big investment, but price should not be a priority when choosing your treatment. Find out more about the cost of laser eye surgery and the finance options available here at Optegra.  Read more

How to treat astigmatism

How to treat astigmatism

If you have astigmatism, you don't have to just put up with it. There are a number of options available to correct your vision, including laser eye surgery. Read on to learn more about astigmatism and how it can be treated. Read more

What is Clarivu lens replacement surgery?

What is Clarivu lens replacement surgery?

Clarivu lens replacement surgery can correct visual errors such as long-sightedness, short-sightedness and astigmatism, as well as treating cataracts. Find out more about Clarivu, its benefits and the risks to be aware of, right here. Read more

Common side effects of laser eye surgery

Common side effects of laser eye surgery

Laser eye surgery is an extremely safe procedure, but it's important to be aware of the possible side effects which can take place. Find out more about the common side effects of laser eye surgery in this blog post. Read more

How much does LASIK eye surgery cost?

How much does LASIK eye surgery cost?

It's only natural to have concerns about the cost of laser eye surgery. Find out more about the cost of LASIK surgery and the range of payment options available here at Optegra. Read more

Common laser eye surgery questions answered

Common laser eye surgery questions answered

Laser eye surgery is a safe and reliable way to free yourself from glasses or contact lenses, but it's only natural to have some questions before going ahead. Find the answers to common questions about laser eye surgery right here. Read more

What to expect from an Optegra open evening

What to expect from an Optegra open evening

We hold regular open evenings at our eye hospitals, so you can come along and find out more about the treatments we offer and ask any questions you may have. Find out more with our handy infographic. Read more

Is there an age limit for cataract surgery?

Is there an age limit for cataract surgery?

Cataracts are a common cause of visual impairment, particularly amongst older people, but they can be treated successfully. Find out if you could be suitable for cataract surgery with guidance here on the Optegra blog.  Read more

Laser eye surgery recovery tips

Laser eye surgery recovery tips

Your eyes are sensitive, and it's important to take steps to help them recover after laser eye surgery. Find out how to give your eyes the best chance of a speedy recovery with this helpful blog post. Read more

The truth about laser eye surgery pain

The truth about laser eye surgery pain

Many people delay having laser eye surgery due to worries about it being painful, but in reality the treatment causes minimal discomfort. Find out what to expect from your treatment right here. Read more

Getting laser eye surgery abroad

Getting laser eye surgery abroad

When you're on a budget, it can be tempting to consider having cheap laser eye surgery abroad, but is it really worth the risk? Find out everything you need to know right here. Read more

Can laser eye surgery fix a lazy eye?

Can laser eye surgery fix a lazy eye?

Here at Optegra, we're often asked whether laser eye surgery can help to treat amblyopia, commonly known as a 'lazy eye'. Read this handy guide to find out everything you need to know. Read more

Finding the right time to get laser eye surgery

Finding the right time to get laser eye surgery

When you have a busy lifestyle, it can be difficult to find the right time to have laser eye surgery, but the treatment and recovery period are very swift. Stop putting off your treatment and find out more in our latest blog. Read more

Can you have laser eye surgery twice?

Can you have laser eye surgery twice?

One of the questions many people ask about laser eye surgery is whether a second treatment is possible. Find out more about whether you can get laser eye surgery twice in this latest blog post. Read more

Facts and figures about laser eye surgery

Facts and figures about laser eye surgery

When it comes to laser eye surgery, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. Luckily, our latest blog post reveals the facts about laser eye surgery, to help you make an informed decision. Read more

Risks of laser eye surgery: what you need to know

Risks of laser eye surgery: what you need to know

Laser eye surgery is one of the most common voluntary medical procedures in the world, but as with all surgical procedures there are potential risks. Find out more about possible risks and how to reduce them here. Read more

How permanent is laser eye surgery?

How permanent is laser eye surgery?

One of the most common questions people ask when they're considering laser eye surgery is how permanent the treatment is. Find out more right here by reading our latest blog post.  Read more

The History of Laser Eye Surgery

The History of Laser Eye Surgery

Millions of people have benefited from laser eye surgery since it was introduced, but do you know how it first began? Find out more about the history of laser eye surgery with our latest infographic. Read more

How laser eye surgery works

How laser eye surgery works

These days, there are a number of different laser eye treatments available, each of which uses a slightly different method. Find out how different types of laser eye surgery work in this helpful guide. Read more

What does laser eye surgery feel like?

What does laser eye surgery feel like?

If you're thinking about having laser eye surgery, it's only natural to wonder what it will feel like. Find out what to expect from LASIK, LASEK and SMILE treatments in our latest blog post. Read more

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 misleading and putting people off transformative surgery. Our leading ophthalmic experts dispel the myths around cataracts... 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 conditions and are delaying treatment due to a number of unfounded myths..........

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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 new lease of life.

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You're hired!

You're hired!

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

Trick or treat?

Trick or treat?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 and haven’t looked back since." Read more


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