MP Tom Tugendhat Visits New Cataract Eye Clinic In West Malling

22 November 2022

A recently-opened specialist eye clinic in Kings Hill has welcomed the Rt Hon Tom Tugendhat, MP for Tonbridge and Malling, for a tour of its high-tech facilities.

Optegra Eye Health Care is a network of specialist eye hospitals and clinics across the UK that provide cataract and vision correction procedures. The Maidstone clinic currently offers NHS cataract surgery to help reduce waiting lists and provide this sight-saving surgery to local residents, without delay.

Tom Tugendhat visited the Optegra clinic on Kings Hill Avenue where he had the opportunity to meet the clinic manager and clinical team, together with several patients who are in the process of having their cataract treatment at Optegra.

Staff at the clinic took the opportunity to thank Mr Tugendhat for his ongoing support of their efforts to reduce long wait times for cataract treatments as a result of the pandemic.

Mr Tugendhat said: “The investment Optegra have made in Kings Hill will help local people meet their eye care needs. While wait times for cataract surgery have been affected by the pandemic, I am pleased Optegra and the NHS have an agreement to provide quick, free access to treatment in Kings Hill.

“The facilities are impressive, the staff kind and compassionate, and the care excellent. I wish Optegra well in their new home.”

Kathryn Bryant, Regional Director for Optegra, said: “It was a pleasure to welcome Tom Tugendhat to our new clinic and we thank him for his support.

“Across England, we are eager to support the NHS as ophthalmology is the second largest waiting list for treatment. We are so pleased to be offering local people surgery at this new clinic and commit to treatment within just six weeks of referral.

“Optegra is a well-established network with five-star facilities and leading ophthalmic surgeons providing the highest standards of care.  Cataract patients simply need to ask their optician or GP to refer them to Optegra Eye Clinic Maidstone and we look forward to welcoming them.”

Patients can request referral to Optegra from their local optometrist or GP; and can be referred back to their community optometrist for their post-operation follow-up check, ensuring the greatest ease and convenience in their treatment journey.

Optegra Eye Clinic Maidstone is based at Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, West Malling.

Optegra Eye Clinic Maidstone is part of Optegra Eye Health Care and is a specialist provider of ophthalmic services. Established in 2007, it has completed over one million eye procedures from its 34 eye hospitals and clinics across the UK, Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia.

Optegra brings together leading-edge research, medical expertise and state-of-the-art surgical equipment.  It performs more than 100,000 treatments annually, both private and publicly funded. Its top ophthalmic surgeons are renowned for their areas of expertise, offering excellent clinical outcomes and great patient service.

Tel: 0800 077 3272


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