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 and deciding whether it’s the right treatment for you, right?

We thought so.

Laser eye surgery is undoubtedly a quick and painless operation, but it’s still a complex medical procedure – involving your eyes, so it’s not a decision that should be taken lightly.

Although minimal, there are some risks that you need to be fully aware of in order for you to make an informed decision. Plus, you need to factor in the cost of laser eye surgery and decide whether or not you can afford the monthly payments at the moment. 

So regardless of how laborious a task it might be it’s an extremely sensible idea to research the procedure in detail before moving ahead to booking a date for your surgery.

If you’re still undecided about whether or not to go ahead, we have lots of resources available on our website to help guide you and tell you everything you need to know about our laser eye treatments. You may also want to consider attending one of our informative open evenings – where one of our eye specialists will talk you through the operation and the aftercare in detail, and show you round the state-of-the-art facilities inside our eye hospitals.

But once you’ve taken everything into consideration and decided that the benefits of having your vision corrected are most definitely worth it, you then need to decide on a quality provider and choose a reputable surgeon to perform your surgery.

And by this point, understandably, you’re probably tired of scrolling through pages on the internet. That’s why we’ve created this quick and easy guide to picking a laser eye surgery doctor - to help you speed up the process of making this important decision.

To help make this stage of the process easier for you, we’ve created a list of the most important factors to consider when choosing a laser eye surgery doctor:

  1. Where did they do their medical training? Was it a reputable institution?
    Our team of ophthalmic surgeons completed their medical degrees at some of the world’s finest universities and medical schools, such as University College London, Cambridge University and the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, to name but a few.

  2. Have they spent time working on a wide variety of differing and complex eye surgery cases within the NHS before moving into private practice?
    All Optegra Consultants completed their training within the NHS – completing many thousands of eye surgeries and corrective eye treatments, between them, over many years.

  3. How many laser eye surgery operations have they performed?
    Our Ophthalmic surgeons have already treated over 1 Million eyes combined - with each surgeon having treated thousands of individual patients throughout the duration of their careers.

  4. Are they renowned in the field of laser eye surgery?

    Our Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeons are amongst the best in the UK, and the world. Many have published research papers and are actively involved in further medical research into advanced eye surgeries and treatments. And we select our Consultants, specifically, because they are renowned with their chosen field of specialism. 

  5. Do they come highly recommended by previous patients and GPs?
    It is worth talking to friends and family members who have had laser eye surgery, and your family GP, to find out who they would recommend for your surgery. Optegra was recently voted the UK’s no.1 most trusted eye specialist, and it’s clear to see why when you read some of the reviews from our previous laser eye surgery patients – with many specifically commenting on the skill and expertise of their chosen Consultant.

  6. Are they registered with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists?
    You can find this out by searching for your Consultant’s name on the Royal College of Ophthalmologists website. But all surgeons working for Optegra are fellows of the RCO.

World-class laser eye surgery doctors
We provide full details for each of the Consultants working within our nationwide Optegra eye hospitals and clinics on our website. Here you can view each surgeon’s personal profile, their qualifications and their specialities. And if you would like any further information on any of our laser eye surgery doctors, not listed on the website, you can call us free on  0808 1692824.

Your eyes deserve the best.

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