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Optegra is delighted to launch a new clinic in Newcastle to allow local people easy access to ophthalmic assessment and treatment – specifically for NHS cataract surgery.

As part of a network of dedicated eye hospitals throughout UK and Europe, Optegra is expanding to run a series of clinics to further increase the number of patients who can access NHS care – and help reduce their waiting times for treatment.

The NHS waiting list for cataract procedures is larger than ever before, with some patients being told they will have to wait over a year – through partnership with Optegra, however, GPs and opticians can refer patients to Optegra Newcastle for treatment within just weeks.

Optegra eye hospital group is rated five-star by independent review sites Doctify and Trust Pilot and each hospital is overseen by our International Medical Advisory Committee (IMAC) to ensure we maintain our levels of quality, care and aftercare to the very highest standards.

Optegra Eye Clinic Newcastle is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Why choose Optegra Eye Clinic Newcastle?

  • Leading ophthalmic consultants supported by specialist eye care teams
  • Reduced wait times for NHS cataract treatment
  • Dedicated eye hospital group with latest technologies
  • Personalised care for every patient
  • Easily accessible location with complimentary free parking

How to secure referral to Optegra as a patient

If you have been diagnosed with a cataract and are keen to have treatment sooner rather than later, Optegra Newcastle will be able to help.

Cataract can develop slowly over time, causing blurred vision, clouding of vision and even double vision for some people.  As it happens so gradually, patients often do not realise how badly their eyesight had deteriorated until they have the actual treatment – and then they say they can see in HD!

The procedure is pain-free and the most commonly performed elective surgery in the NHS – it takes only around 20 minutes and is conducted as a day case procedure with no need for any overnight stays.

To secure your own timely NHS treatment at Optegra Newcastle, simply ask your GP or community optician to refer you.

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You have right to choose where you are treated. If you have been waiting a long time for treatment, and you would like to be treated at Optegra, you can ask your Optician or GP to refer you to Optegra.

How to refer patients to Optegra Eye Clinic Newcastle

We are delighted to work with optometrists across the country, both for NHS and private referrals throughout the hospital group.

The new Optegra Newcastle clinic is available to assist you with securing first class treatment for your NHS cataract patients.

We are proud to be able to offer the very latest technologies, speedy treatment and excellent outcomes. Data from our new patient-reported outcomes questionnaire for cataract surgery patients show:

  • 93% of Optegra cataract patients agreed/strongly agreed their treatment was comfortable
  • 91% would recommend treatment to family and friends if they needed it
  • 90% said they could carry out their normal activities a few days after treatment
  • 87% were satisfied with their distance vision after treatment

Optegra works with the OPERA referral system, which allows you to refer individual patients to us for comprehensive diagnostic testing and treatment, we will then refer them back to you for their post-operative follow-up and any ongoing prescriptions.

Contact us about referring patients below.

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    All healthcare professionals referring NHS patients to Optegra should use the NHS e-referral service where possible – just search for ‘Optegra’.


Who are we?

Optegra was established in 2007 as a dedicated and specialist eye hospital group, with the vision of providing truly outstanding eye health care for every patient.

Since then, we have grown nationwide and have earned a reputation as a leading provider of ophthalmic care in the UK, providing both private (vision correction surgery) and NHS treatments.

Our specialist consultant-led teams deliver the highest standards in world class, ultra-modern hospitals and clinics which have been designed with every detail in mind to make sure every experience is pleasant and stress-free.

Our consultant ophthalmic surgeons are among the most well respected and renowned practitioners in their field.  Each is NHS trained and a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCO).

With such expertise and specially designed, dedicated eye hospitals, we are completely committed to providing individually tailored eye care solutions.

The standard of equipment in our consultation rooms and theatres is world-class.

Our diagnostic equipment is linked to a secure, centralised computer system which stores all your medical and visual readings.

This provides your consultant ophthalmic surgeon with a detailed picture of your eye, enabling them to assess and treat your condition to an unbeatable level of precision.


As a new clinic we have a number of posts available for clinical and administrative staff and welcome you to find out more.

Our Vision

To be the world’s most trusted eye healthcare provider.

Our Statement

We are dedicated to helping our patients live a fuller life.

Our Culture

What is it like to work at Optegra? Well, quite simply, we like to work hard as one team and have fun whilst we are doing it.

For a start there’s our commitment to internal mobility, inspired by our national split of locations. This will mean you always enjoy the opportunity to move around, whether that’s within your own hospital or business area, or on a secondment, or assignment from one location to another.

A further advantage is our belief in collaboration and mutual respect, and this has resulted in us creating a culture of brilliant people pulling together across diverse business areas to create the standards for which we’re so renowned.

All in all, Optegra’s culture is a winning culture where everyone benefits. It’s the perfect environment in which to carve out a niche according to your own skills and ambitions, and to keep on growing, both as a person and as an employee, as you work alongside great people to meet the needs of our patients both today and in the future.