As we continue to navigate the scale and impact of COVID-19, the health and wellbeing of our staff and patients is always our greatest priority. We have therefore made the difficult decision to stop seeing non-urgent patients but will continue to offer support through video consultations.

As we continue to navigate the scale and impact of COVID-19, the health and wellbeing of our staff and patients is always our greatest priority. We have therefore made the difficult decision to stop seeing non-urgent patients but will continue to offer support through video consultations.

How much does laser eye surgery cost?

The cost of laser eye surgery is an important consideration when you’re deciding whether or not to have the LASIK or LASEK procedure. The question ‘How much does laser eye surgery cost’ is, therefore, something that most patients do ask themselves before embarking on their eye surgery journey.

How much does laser eye surgery cost?

The cost of laser eye surgery is an important consideration when you’re deciding whether or not to have the LASIK or LASEK procedure. The question ‘How much does laser eye surgery cost’ is, therefore, something that most patients do ask themselves before embarking on their eye surgery journey.

The cost of laser eye surgery is an important consideration when you’re deciding whether or not to have the LASIK or LASEK procedure. The question ‘How much does laser eye surgery cost’ is, therefore, something that most patients do ask themselves before embarking on their eye surgery journey.

Your eyes are unique and at OCL we customise all of our treatments to give you the best vision possible. Cutting price means cutting quality so invest in your eyes. State-of-the-art, world-leading laser eye surgery is definitely an investment you won’t regret.

Laser eye surgery costs, on average, about £1500 per eye, or more if you have a high prescription. While this may sound like a big outlay, it’s a sound investment you won’t regret, and one that compares very favourably to the cost of glasses or contact lenses. Some laser eye treatments can also be covered by health insurance, so it’s well worth checking your policy.

At Ophthalmic Consultants of London, the cost of laser eye surgery varies. Depending on the type of procedure and the complexity of the prescription, it can cost between £4500 and £5000 for both eyes. These costs also include an initial consultation and follow-up appointments.

What to consider with the cost of laser eye surgery

Is the price “per eye” or for all of the laser eye surgery treatment?

It is important to consider whether the initial consultation is included in the price, or if it’s separate. That depends on which laser eye surgeon you go to, and you should always check before you agree to go ahead with the procedure. There can be a charge for the initial consultation, and the actual laser eye surgery is paid for after you’ve been treated.

Another consideration is whether costs are given “per eye” or for the whole package and if there are extra charges for aftercare and enhancements.
Following your laser consultation at Ophthalmic Consultants of London, your surgeon will agree on a personalised plan with you to include the most suitable type of laser eye surgery to best meet your visual needs. The table below shows our prices to treat both eyes and includes your initial consultation, your follow-up appointments and aftercare:

LASIK

£4500

LASIK for complex prescriptions

£5000

LASEK (advanced surface ablation)

£4500

Laser Blended Vision for Reading Vision

£5000

Find out more about our pricing and the initial consultation required.

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Which procedure will you have, and what does it cost to correct your particular prescription?

Correcting higher or complex prescriptions is usually more expensive. It’s worth remembering that prices given on laser eye surgeons’ websites are usually just ballpark figures. The exact cost of correcting your prescription will be different, and if you have a high or complex prescription, the cost is likely to be higher.

You will need to go for an initial consultation with the laser eye surgeon who will determine the complexity of the treatment required. After the consultation, the laser eye surgeon will be able to give you the cost of your laser treatment.

Does it include revisions?

This is when the procedure is repeated in cases of over- or under-correction. If you have received distance vision correction (LASIK, PRK or LASEK excimer laser) for short-sightedness from us here at Ophthalmic Consultants of London, then we will offer a repeat laser eye treatment to correct a return of myopia in the first fifteen years, free of charge. Less than 1 in 1000 of our patients have needed an additional procedure after 24 months and it’s highly unlikely, but we offer this guarantee for reassurance and peace of mind. Read the full terms and conditions of our guarantee here.

Does it include wavefront?

Wavefront technology allows the surgeon to correct the eye beyond the correction offered by glasses, treating tiny irregularities in the cornea to create almost perfect vision. Many laser eye surgeons, including Ophthalmic Consultants of London, believe that everyone deserves the best and offer wavefront as standard – you may find that these clinics are more expensive, but have better results. Read more about our advanced wavefront laser vision correction.

Invest in your eyes

Laser eye surgery will last you for the rest of your life, so the earlier you do it, the more worthwhile. Think of what you might spend £4000 on – is any of it more important than your eyesight?

Laser eye surgery may also be cheaper than glasses or contact lenses. While there are some inexpensive glasses out there, many people choose lighter lenses with options like blue filters and anti-reflection features, which, of course, come with a higher price tag.
Disposable contact lenses can cost as much as £300 per year, so if you ditch your disposables in favour of laser eye treatment, the treatment will “pay for itself” in the long term.

 

Insurance and finance to cover laser eye surgery cost

Most health insurance providers do not cover laser eye procedures to remove the need for glasses or contacts as this is deemed a cosmetic procedure. Some insurance companies cover the procedure to remove scarring on the cornea for example and it’s always worth checking in case you qualify. Many laser eye surgeons do all they can to keep treatments within the cover that insurance companies provide, so patients don’t get stung with unexpected costs. Ophthalmic Consultants of London are a registered facility with the majority of UK and international private medical insurers – read more here.

Most companies offer interest-free credit, with the option to spread the cost over six, ten or twelve months to help with the finances where needed. At Ophthalmic Consultants of London, we offer finance options to split the cost over your chosen period of either 6, 10 or 24 months at a rate of 0% APR. Interest bearing credit options over longer periods are also available on request.

The cost of laser eye surgery is an important consideration, but more important still is your eyesight and the success of the procedure – safety and professionalism should be at the top of your list. Choose your laser eye surgeon based on their success rate, not the price.

What makes our laser eye surgery unique?

1

Treatment tailored for you

You are always at the centre of everything we do. We do not offer a one size fits all approach but rather customise every single treatment to your individual visual needs, so you’ll always get the best procedure for your eyes and your vision

2

The choice for healthcare professionals

Our surgeons are known the world over and are some of the best in the country, with over 30,000 completed surgeries between them. We treat many surgeons, doctors and anaesthetists who also refer their friends and family to us as they know they will be in safe hands with our expert surgeons.

3

State of the art technology

We have spared no expense. Eye surgery requires perfect precision, that’s why we have invested in only the latest and most advanced technology. We are not tied into any particular company or manufacturer which means we have complete freedom to chose the best from the many options
available.

4

Experts you can trust

Patients need to be able to trust us with their eyes. We are honest with our approach and offer the very best evidence-based treatment with your best interests always at heart. We pride ourselves on recruiting and retaining the best staff in the business to ensure that you are supported throughout every step of your journey.

Why choose OCL?

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Aftercare

Clinical Setting

Consultant-Led

Surgeons solely affiliated with clinic

Ophthalmic Consultants of London

Yes

Yes

24 months

15 years

Harley Street

Yes

Yes*

High Street centres

No

No

10-24 months

10-12 months

High Street

No

No

Hospital chains

No

Yes

12 months

12 months

Hospital chain

Yes

No

*As opposed to other centres, our surgeons are only affiliated with OCL and don’t have to work at multiple other companies, meaning they are always available in the unlikely event of problems

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If you suffer from short-sightedness, long-sightedness, astigmatism or reading vision problems and would like to discuss potential laser eye treatment options, make an enquiry or call on 0203 369 2020

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