As we get older the internal lens in our eye can become cloudy which causes blurry and distorted vision. This condition is known as “cataract” and if it is left untreated it can become so clouded that it would be impossible for you to see any detail at all. Fortunately the condition can be surgically treated; the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with a completely clear artificial one, allowing for a return to more natural, clear vision.
At your routine eye examination Bill Opticians will be able to investigate and diagnose any cataract related problems. Once the cataract has affected your vision significantly, your optician will refer you to an eye surgeon who will remove the cloudy lens and replace it with the clear artificial one.
Historically the NHS has been happy to organise this for the vast majority of patients but recently in Devon the criteria surrounding who is eligible for NHS cataract treatment has become a lot stricter. Your optician will be able to advise you if you meet the criteria for NHS referral and for those who qualify we will organize this for you. If however the NHS will not help other options are available.
WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS IF THE NHS WILL NOT TREAT YOUR CATARACT?
Bill Opticians is affiliated to The Medical Eye Clinic which is a state-of-the-art cataract clinic on the outskirts of Exeter which houses the most advanced ZEISS cataract suite in the UK. Most private eye surgeons charge between £2,500 and £3,500 per eye for cataract surgery but at The Medical Eye Clinic there are a number of packages starting at just £1,950. So now more people than ever before can access private eye surgery.
THE MEDICAL EYE CLINIC – PRIVATE CATARACT FEES
COMPLETE CATARACT CARE – from £1,950
A complete cataract service including surgery with a consultant grade eye surgeon and pre and post operative care with our highly trained doctors, nurses and opticians.
COMPLETE CONSULTANT CARE – from £2,700
Our premium cataract service with a consultant eye surgeon personally dedicated to looking after every aspect of your cataract care.
- The most advanced ZEISS cataract suite in the UK.
- Patients have the latest ZEISS intra-ocular lens inserted in to their eye.
- Cataract surgery (with a consultant grade surgeon) from as little as £1,950.
- 6 months interest free payment option.
- Free parking just off the M5.
- A local service using local doctors, opticians and nurses.
For more information regarding The Medical Eye Clinic please visit www.themedicaleyeclinic.co.uk