Optical Express is the leading laser eye surgery and refractive eyecare provider in Europe. We carry out more treatments than any other provider in Europe each week and pride ourselves on our clinical results. Over £1 million has been invested in each of our 160 clinics across Europe we and strive to ensure that the most advanced, next generation technology is available to our patients.
We understand that the decision to have laser eye surgery is a big one; we also understand that it can be a life-changing one. Our world-class surgeons and specialist optometrists are here to talk you through the decision and help you understand how 20/20 vision can be achieved. In addition to unrivalled geographic coverage, we are the only provider to offer the most advanced LASIK eye surgery treatments, with iDesign iLasik being available in every clinic.
In 2014 we launched our groundbreaking iScan service, which offers patients a truly state-of-the-art insight into both their ocular and general health. We are proud to be the only laser eye surgery provider to offer this service.
Laser eye surgery is a highly successful treatment, but it is essential that you choose a trusted provider to ensure the best results for you – and your vision. Patient safety is paramount to our core values and, as such, Optical Express only adopts clinically proven technologies and procedures, and this is reflected in what our patients say about us.
Optical Express has received an average score of 4.64/5 from 50,350 Laser Eye Surgery Reviews.**
Our patients rely on Optical Express to provide quality laser eye surgery. As well as being a global leader in laser eye treatment, the Optical Express Group portfolio has grown to include a state-of-the-art hospital, healthcare services, and both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments. As market leaders, the Optical Express Group dedicates itself to providing the best possible treatments, a significant and continuous programme of investment into its well-equipped clinics and friendly, professional staff. Furthermore, Optical Express are innovators in research and development of new technologies and treatments. This ensures that we remain at the forefront of the refractive industry - and allows us to offer the very best service to all patients.
We take a lot of pride in our patient's clinical outcome, with over 99% achieving 20/20 vision or better following laser eye surgery*. Read some of our patients' own personal stories into how laser eye surgery has changed their life at Optical Express Changed My Life.
Optical Express offers many different types of refractive procedure. Patient suitability for each one depends on the individual's prescription and eye heath. One of the most popular is LASIK eye surgery which utilises iDesign iLASIK technology, exclusively available at Optical Express across the UK & Ireland. iLASIK eye surgery with Optical Express uses the IntraLase method to create a protective flap at the beginning of your surgery. This is a bladeless procedure using the IntraLase iFS™ 150 femtosecond laser that prepares your eye before the treatment takes place. This treatment commonly takes just a few minutes for each eye. iDesign iLASIK also incorporates high definition, wavefront-guided measurement technology that reads and reacts to contours and aberrations on the surface of the eye. It is this ability to detect even the minutest of imperfections of your eye, that allows your surgeon to customise your treatment to the exacting specification of your eyes. iLASIK treatment is extremely precise, truly personal and has been shown in published studies to result in faster recovery than standard LASIK.
With our new iScan eye health diagnostic report you can get a detailed insight into how your eyesight is personal to you. It also includes details of your LASIK eye surgery booking and your surgeon on the day of treatment. Optical Express is dedicated to improving a patient's journey to greater visual acuity and our methods and practices reflect this.
LASEK eye surgery can be treated using our state-of-the-art iDesign technology and is a popular alternative to iDesign iLASIK surgery. The treatment itself is similar to LASIK eye surgery in that a wavefront-guided laser tracks your eye as a computer aided cool beam laser simultaneously reshapes the outer layer of the cornea. This is what corrects your vision.
The differences between LASIK eye surgery and LASEK eye surgery means that some patients, depending on their prescription and lifestyle, are more suited to one than the other. A free consultation at an Optical Express clinic will be able to assess your suitability for both and our highly trained optometrists will be able to explain your options in specific detail.
At Optical Express we aim to make the cost of laser eye surgery as transparent as possible. We offer various pricing structures that make repayment of your treatment as simple and as straight-forward as possible. Because the price of laser eye surgery depends on your prescription level, it isn't always possible to provide a fixed price ahead of your consultation. We offer iDesign iLASIK eye surgery with iFS™ 150 IntraLase from £1,495 per eye. This is our most advanced treatment type. iLASIK starts from £1,195 and standard LASEK eye surgery treatment is from £595 per eye. We endeavour to make our pricing competitive while offering only the best patient care and clinical experience available.
At Optical Express we also realise that a full upfront payment is not always possible, so we are pleased to be able to offer 10 months interest free credit to patients who qualify. Patients can alternatively spread the cost of their treatment over 2-4 years on an interest bearing basis and payments can start from as little as £5.04 per month. The initial laser eye surgery consultation to determine suitability is completely free, and without obligation.