How to choose laser eye surgery in London

Laser eye surgery is one of the most frequently performed voluntary surgical procedures in the UK, so it's no surprise that there are plenty of providers offering laser eye treatment in London. 
With around eight million people living there, and a reputation as one of the world’s most pioneering medical cities, the wealth of choice is incredible. However, not every laser eye surgery provider offers the same level of treatment and care.
When it comes to the health of your eyes, you can’t afford to take any risks. To choose the best laser eye surgery provider for your needs, you should consider a wide range of factors, including:
  • The training and experience of the provider's laser eye surgeons - NHS training is a good indication of quality
  • The standard of the facilities and equipment in the provider's hospitals and clinics
  • Whether they offer the latest treatment methods, such as ReLEx SMILE
  • What level of aftercare they provide
  • Whether they are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
  • What their customers say about them - for example, on TrustPilot
  • Whether the hospital is easy to get to - as you won't be able to drive after having laser eye surgery 

At Optegra, we offer two dedicated eye hospitals in London which tick all of these boxes. Read on below to find out all about them.

Optegra's Central London Eye Hospital

Here at Optegra, we are the UK’s most trusted eye specialist according to patient reviews on TrustPilot. At our flagship eye hospital in London's Harley Street district (an area renowned as an international centre of medical excellence), we offer an exceptional standard of treatment and care.

Our central London eye hospital is located in one of the beautiful buildings bordering Harley Street, and it's easy to access by public transport. We offer the full spectrum of eye treatments, so whether you’re looking for laser eye surgerylens replacement or cataract surgery, you can find exactly the right treatment for you. Our aim is to provide world class, innovative eye care, teamed with impeccable customer service and superior surroundings. 
All of our surgeons are not only NHS trained but also Fellows of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists or equivalent organisations, so you can rest assured that you're in the very best hands. As well as a team of leading consultants, we have also invested £13m into the hospital in the last couple of years, so you can expect all of our facilities and equipment to be of the highest possible standard.  

Along with more traditional laser eye treatments such as LASIK and LASEK, our central London hospital can also provide ReLEx SMILE, the newest and most innovative laser eye surgery available. In addition, we provide treatments for a wide range of other visual problems including glaucoma and cataracts, as well as eyelid surgery for both cosmetic and medical reasons.  

From meeting your surgeon before your operation, to receiving the best standards of care, we believe in tailoring our service to individual patients and meeting their specific needs. And as you would expect, all of Optegra's eye hospitals are regulated by the Care Quality Commission.

Optegra's North London eye hospital

If you’re a resident of North London then you don’t have to make the trip into the city. Conveniently located just a few minutes' walk from Colindale tube station and with free parking on site if you’re being dropped off by car, our North London eye hospital also offers the full A to Z of eye care.
Alongside laser eye surgery, lens replacement and cataract surgery, our eye hospital in North London offers treatments for a wide range of other visual problems, including glaucoma, floaters and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). We also specialise in eyelid surgery for both cosmetic and medical purposes.
As is the case with our central London eye hospital, all of our surgeons are NHS trained and Fellows of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists or equivalent organisations, so you’ll be guaranteed world-class treatment.
At Optegra, care doesn’t just stop at surgery, and our state-of-the-art recovery suites have everything you need on hand following your surgery. Even when you have returned home, we offer a dedicated out of hours contact number for all of our patients, so if you have any concerns or questions you can always get in touch.


Why choose Optegra

With so many options out there, it can seem overwhelming to decide which is the best laser eye surgery provider. You may be bombarded with special offers or deals, but remember that when it comes to your eye health, great value is all about getting the best results.

We offer two of the best eye hospitals in London, both of which deliver top quality eye care, so choosing Optegra for your laser eye surgery makes perfect sense. With outstanding facilities and world-class surgeons, our teams deliver some of the safest eye care in the capital. Plus, your Optegra experience doesn't just end when you walk out of the door. We provide outstanding care both before and after your surgery, for no additional cost. 


Our eye hospitals across the country

Of course, as well as our flagship London hospitals, we have a number of other eye hospitals across the country in locations including Hampshire, Surrey, Manchester, Yorkshire and Birmingham. As well as this, we have eye clinics in Altrincham and Leeds. So you’re never too far away from world leading eye care, wherever you call home.

What next?

If you’d like to know more, or simply want to come and see our facilities for yourself, then you can do just that at one of our free and regular open evenings. You’ll meet one of our expert ophthalmic surgeons who will be able to answer all of your questions. If you’d still like to know more, you can book a free consultation at your nearest hospital or clinic, to find out what kind of treatment is best for you. 

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