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How much does private cataract surgery cost?

The cost of private cataract surgery depends on factors such as whether you want the procedure carried out with a blade-free laser, and which lens you choose to have implanted in your eye. The standard monofocal lens is what’s used when cataract surgery is performed by the NHS; cataract surgery at OCL Vision using this lens costs £2,500 per eye.

At OCL Vision, this cost can be split into up to 24 months.

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What to consider with the cost of private cataract surgery

What does the quoted cost cover?

You may be quoted a cost on your cataract surgery that you later find don’t cover ‘extras’ such as consultation and after-care. It’s important to understand what your cataract surgery quote includes before you agree to proceed with the procedure.

At OCL Vision, our transparent pricing includes consultation, surgery, and after-care costs.

What to consider with the cost of private cataract surgery

What does the quoted cost cover?

You may be quoted a cost on your cataract surgery that you later find don’t cover ‘extras’ such as consultation and after-care. It’s important to understand what your cataract surgery quote includes before you agree to proceed with the procedure.

At OCL Vision, our transparent pricing includes consultation, surgery, and after-care costs.

Do you need Femtosecond laser cataract surgery?

Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery – this is the latest advance in cataract surgery that is available at only a few centres in the UK including OCL Vision. The incision required to remove the cataract and implant the lens is performed using a precise laser instead of a blade. As this is more precise than traditional cataract surgery, the use of this technology to carry out the surgery costs an additional £500 per eye at OCL Vision.

Are you unsuitable for standard cataract surgery?

There are a few factors that could mean you’re unsuitable for traditional or Femtosecond laser supported cataract surgery. This includes if you have keratoconus, if you have an irregularly shaped cornea, or if you’ve had radial keratotomy surgery before.

If this is the case, you can have the advanced IC-8™ intraocular lens implanted in your eye. Our surgeons are some of the few specialists in the UK that offer this safe and effective new treatment option for patients that previously wouldn’t have been able to have a cataract surgery. Cataract surgery with an IC-8™ lens costs £4,300 per eye.

Do you require lenses that allow for multiple focal ranges?

While standard monofocal lens implants work very well to correct vision, it only has a single focus. This means the lens can correct either distance or near vision, but not both. This means glasses still need to be worn in some situations like for reading and computer work.

These different focal ranges can be corrected by premium lenses. Enhanced premium monofocal lenses correct distance vision while also enhancing intermediate distance vision, while trifocal lenses correct near, intermediate, and distance vision. See the differences between the lenses below, and click here to jump to our pricing for the different lenses.

lens options for cataract surgery

* These premium lenses are not typically covered by private medical insurance. The lenses we use are the Rayner Rayone hydrophobic monofocal and the Tecnis monofocal lens which correct natural aberrations within the cornea for superior visual quality

** Rayner Rayone toric monofocal, Zeiss AT-Torbi or Physiol Ankoris toric all correct astigmatism

*** Tecnis Eyhance lens implant

**** Tecnis Synergy or Rayner Rayone trifocal lenses

Do you have astigmatism?

A standard monofocal lens cannot correct astigmatism. To correct astigmatism, a toric lens is used in monofocal or trifocal formats. The costs for these lenses are £3,000 per eye for a premium toric monofocal lens, and £4,100 per eye for a premium toric multifocal lens.

Mr Allon Barsam

Trifocal lens technology is technology that splits light and allows patients to appreciate vision at three distances: infinity distance vision, intermediate vision such as for computer use, and near vision such for reading a book.

Mr Allon Barsam

Founding surgeon of OCL Vision
Meet Allon Barsam

Insurance and finance to cover cataract surgery cost

Are there finance options to pay for cataract surgery?

Some private cataract surgery providers offer interest-free credit for you to split up the cost of the procedure. At OCL Vision, we offer finance options to spread the cost over up to 24 months at 0% APR – read more on finance options here and jump to examples of 24-month finance options here.

Does your insurance cover the cataract surgery?

Insurance typically covers the cost of cataract surgery with a standard monofocal lens, but premium lenses require an excess to be paid.

At OCL, We provide fee assured private insurance services at our flagship Central London clinic and surgery facility for cataract surgery.

We are part of the AXA PPP and BUPA cataract networks; if you’re insured with these companies, we will bill your insurer a pre-agreed package price which includes your cataract consultation, diagnostic tests, surgery and aftercare.

Learn more about private insurance options at OCL Vision here: Insurance options at OCL.

Private cataract surgery costs and insurance & finance options at OCL Vision

Insurance Options

We provide fee assured private insurance services at our flagship Central London clinic and surgery facility for cataract surgery.

We are part of the AXA PPP and BUPA cataract networks; if you’re insured with these companies, we will bill your insurer a pre-agreed package price which includes your cataract consultation, diagnostic tests, surgery and aftercare.

Learn more about private insurance options at OCL Vision here: Insurance options at OCL

Self-Pay Prices

We offer 0% interest finance options making it easier to spread the cost of surgery over up to 24 months.

A minimum 10% deposit is required and the balance is split over your chosen monthly period of either 6, 10, 12, 18 or 24 months at a rate of 0% APR.

Cataract surgery – Monofocal lens£2,500 per eye, or £94 over 24 months
Cataract surgery – Premium Monofocal lens£2,900 per eye, or £109 over 24 months
Cataract surgery – Premium Toric Monofocal lens £3,000 per eye, or £113 over 24 months
Cataract surgery – Premium Multifocal lens£3,600 per eye, or £135 over 24 months
Cataract surgery – Premium Toric Multifocal lens£4,100 per eye, or £154 over 24 months
Cataract surgery – IC-8 Lens£4,300 per eye, or £161 over 24 months
Femtosecond Laser-Assisted SurgeryAdditional £500 per eye
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Looking for more information on what sets our cataract surgery apart? Our free cataract surgery brochure contains all the information you need

What makes our cataract 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

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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.

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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.

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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.

If you have questions about cataract surgery and the treatment options that are available for you, please call us on 0203 369 2020, or request a call back.

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