Refractive Cataract Surgery

At Optegra, we tailor our cutting-edge cataract treatments to fit your needs, so you can enjoy the best results possible. Refractive cataract surgery is a proven permanent lens replacement procedure, which could correct your vision at the same time as removing your cataracts.

This treatment goes above and beyond standard cataract surgery, by replacing your natural lens with an advanced lens designed to correct your vision. Refractive cataract surgery can be used to correct short sightednesslong sightedness and astigmatism. Following the surgery, your dependence on glasses or contact lenses will be greatly reduced, and you may find you no longer need them at all.

Refractive cataract surgery starts out in the same way as standard cataract surgery, with the removal of your natural lens. What makes refractive cataract surgery different is that instead of your lens being replaced with a standard synthetic lens, it will be replaced with a multifocal lens. There are many different lens options available, and your surgeon will assess the best option for your needs. Our multifocal lenses are designed to last a lifetime, so you can enjoy improved vision for many years to come.

Is refractive cataract surgery right for me?

Refractive cataract surgery could be a great option for you if you have short sight, long sight or astigmatism, as well as having cataracts. You could be suffering from cataracts if:

  • Your vision has become cloudy or blurred
  • You’re having trouble seeing with bright lights
  • Colours have started to appear faded
  • You’re finding it difficult to see properly at night
  • You’re seeing double or multiple images from one eye
  • You’ve had to change glasses or contact lenses quite often due to changes in your prescription

For more information, take a look at our guidance on the symptoms of cataracts. To find out for sure if you could be suitable for cataract surgery, book a consultation with one of our expert consultants.

What are the benefits of refractive cataract surgery with Optegra?
  • Refractive cataract surgery will reduce your dependence on glasses or contact lenses, or even eradicate the need for them altogether
  • You’ll benefit from a personalised treatment plan that is tailored to your needs and lifestyle
  • Your surgeon will provide expert guidance to choose the very best advanced lens for your needs
  • You’ll see the same surgeon, right through from your consultation and surgery to aftercare, for additional peace of mind
  • With Optegra, you’ll pay a fixed single price for your consultation, procedure, lenses and aftercare, so right from the start you’ll know exactly how much you need to budget for
  • You can take advantage of flexible finance options to help you spread the cost over 12, 24, 36 or 48 months

Am I suitable for cataract surgery?

Book a consultation with one of our leading ophthalmic surgeons to determine whether cataract surgery could be right for you. They will run a detailed assessment to help you find the best course of treatment, and if you find you are not able to have cataract surgery, they will advise you on another solution, taking your needs and lifestyle into account.

From colours appearing faded to problems with bright lights, there are a number of cataract symptoms to be aware of. If you notice any of them, you should book an appointment with an ophthalmic consultant as soon as possible. Cataracts will get gradually worse as time passes, so there is no time to wait.

You are likely to be accepted for cataract surgery if your eyes are generally in good shape and you do not have any other type of serious eye condition that impacts your vision. However, the only way to know for sure if you are a suitable candidate for cataract surgery is to book an appointment with an ophthalmic surgeon.

Cataract surgery with Optegra

Book a consultation with us, and one of our experienced consultants will carry out an in-depth assessment to find out whether cataract surgery is right for your needs. They will answer any queries you may have and talk you through what the operation entails.

You’ll see the same ophthalmic surgeon throughout the entire process, from your consultation to surgery and aftercare, so your treatment will be tailored to your needs at every step of the way.

At Optegra, we offer fixed prices for cataract surgery with numerous financing options available, so paying for your surgery is as straightforward as possible.

Cataract surgery monthly prices

At Optegra, we’ve made our cataract surgery prices as simple and transparent as possible, with a fixed price per eye for the treatment carried out. Unlike other eye hospitals, we don’t add on extra costs along the way, so you can be confident from the start about how much your treatment will cost.

Financing options for cataract surgery

As you can see from the table above, we have a number of different payment plans to assist you with the cost of cataract surgery, including finance plans spread over 12, 24, 36, or 48 months. If you decide to go for a 12 or 24-month payment structure, you can benefit from 0% APR, and no deposit is required, irrespective of the finance plan you choose. A consultation with one of our world-class ophthalmic surgeon is FREE.

Alternatively, an advanced form of cataract surgery called lens replacement is also available.

Why choose Optegra?

When you invest in cataract treatment with us, you will benefit from:

  • A designated consultant – You will be seen by the same consultant and team throughout the entire process, from your initial consultation, through to the surgery, and also for the post-operative follow-up. This is unusual nowadays, as most eye hospitals and health clinics provide a segmented service, which we believe hinders the quality of care.
  • Personalised treatment – We recognise that all of our patients are different. Your needs may be different to someone else’s. This is why we provide a personalised treatment plan that takes your lifestyle into account.
  • The latest advanced technology – We are well known for using the most advanced and innovative technology in all of our eye hospitals, guaranteeing the best results.
  • Diagnostic eye tests – We provide a wide range of diagnostic eye tests, which are carried out by our specially trained clinical teams.
  • Specialist eye hospitals – Your consultation, surgery and follow-up appointments will all take place at one of our dedicated Optegra eye hospitals. We have purpose-built hospitals across the UK, from Manchester and Birmingham to London and Hampshire.
  • Comprehensive aftercare – You will benefit from a comprehensive aftercare programme that is completely tailored to your needs. This not only includes follow-up visits, but also incorporates a dedicated out-of-hours helpline number and any home medication that is required.

Cataract customer reviews

At Optegra, our cataract surgery is tailored to your unique needs, so you can enjoy getting the very best results from your treatment.

We pride ourselves on offering a bespoke service which takes your lifestyle into account. You’ll also see the same consultant all the way through from your initial consultation to your surgery and aftercare, for a truly personalised approach.

By choosing Optegra, you’ll benefit from the latest advances in treatment methods and technology. Along with traditional surgery, we offer refractive cataract surgery, the most advanced method of cataract surgery available

Don’t just take our word for it though. Many of our cataract surgery patients have been so pleased with the results and service delivered by Optegra that they’ve got in touch to write a few words about their experience. Read their cataract surgery reviews below:

“I cannot speak highly enough of Optegra Guildford. My surgeon is top of the tree and the outcome of my cataract surgery is just magical. This would be my first recommendation to anyone to come and see Guildford Optegra.” – Elizabeth Whitelaw

“The service I received with every stage of my recent cataract surgery was extremely professional – excellent.” – Richard Anderson

“I felt very confident in my surgeon’s skills. She explained everything at every stage so I knew exactly what to expect. Everybody in the whole team was reassuring at Guildford Optegra. And although I was slightly apprehensive I was more excited to get on with things. My cataract surgery has proved to be significantly better than I had ever expected and I now have better than 20/20 vision!! My confidence in everyday situations has greatly improved and driving at night is no longer a problem. I would absolutely recommend Optegra.” – Christina

“Expert, professional and caring. Excellent on all counts.” – Mr Ray Moorman

“Extremely happy from surgeon to all other staff who did initial and final checks before and after operation” – Mr Suresh Depala

“From my first consultation, throughout two cataract operations and a follow-up meeting, I have found all members of the Optegra staff to be kind, friendly and helpful. From my initial meeting I had complete confidence in my consultant and found his manner in the theatre very calming. The whole experience was far less stressful than I had imagined it would be and the resultant improvement in my long sight is beyond all my expectations. I can now drive, even at night and in bad weather without have to wear glasses.” – Heather Curtis

“Despite being told over the years by various opticians that I had cataracts right in the middle of my eyes and that because my eyes were light blue I was more likely to be affected by light, I was told that my sight was good and that I was ok to drive. The reason I did well in the tests was mainly because it was dark in the opticians, the pupils get larger and therefore I can see more. The trouble was that when I was driving in daylight the pupils are small and therefore obstructed by the cataracts. No one seemed to understand this! I could hardly see signs and it was like looking through a mist and yet they said I could drive! I heard about Optegra from a friend and went to an open evening. We were able to ask questions and offered a free consultation. At the consultation I was advised that I definitely would benefit from having the cataracts removed. It has now been just over two weeks since I had my operations and I can’t get over how bad my eyes were before or how good they are now. I keep looking around in amazement at how clear everything is. A big thank you to all the team at Guildford Optegra!” – Sylvia Penn

“My surgeon could not be faulted and I would recommend her to anyone who is in need of cataract surgery.” – Mr Harry Ellis

“I enjoyed an incredible experience when I went to Optegra when I decided to have both my cataracts removed. Within three weeks from start to finish from first meeting with my surgeon everything went like clockwork. All the people at Optegra went out of their way to ensure that my every need, question or concern was dealt with promptly and efficiently. I would recommend all my family and friends to Optegra going forwards. Thank you to everyone at Optegra.” – Mr Rudy Lobo

“Excellent treatment and aftercare. I couldn’t imagine it being done better. It was a full 5 star experience. ” – Mark Montague Eisenthal


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